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Mobile Office Container: Rent vs. Buy

Mobile Office Container: Rent vs. Buy

Looking for an office container? Here’s what to consider before you rent or buy.

An office container can apply to countless industries. It can be the solution you need for a professional sales center, a construction site office, a classroom, or a start-up business. The possibilities are endless with this secure and sturdy metal room. However, renting or buying an office container has its differences. Here’s what you need to know.

Renting an Office Container

Renting an office container has its pros and cons, though, to your business, it may be a sure yea or nay. Consider how long you are going to need your office container and how you might use it or not use it in future projects. Are you a business planning on sticking around long-term? Are you a disaster relief group that is ever on-call to help clean up? Are you renovating a church or school and need extra space?

If you only need the extra space for a one-time renovation project, you may want to rent. However, you will know best how long you may need the office container. With Allied Trailers, you can have a lease on a mobile office for a minimum of 2-3 months, with flexible lease terms. 

Buying an Office Container

If you purchase an office container, you can have it for your long-term needs. If your industry will need it for various projects in the future, buying is best. Another benefit of buying vs. renting one is that you can customize it inside and out however you like. If your brand image is essential to your customers, you may want to paint your container to suit your business. Should you wish to outfit the interior even more than Allied can already do for you (desks, planning table, etc.), you can have that freedom when you purchase. 

On the other hand, buying an office container will require you to buy insurance for your new asset. Be prepared for the full responsibility of maintaining your mobile office. If you choose to customize and buy a new one, it may also require more time to design and construct than a used one ready to go. If you buy used, you can trust that Allied’s in-house office containers are in good condition. If something is wrong with it, one of their team will come out to fix the issue. To find out more about Allied Trailers’ excellent services, contact them today!

Contact Allied Trailers Today for Your Office Container

Allied Trailers is a leading provider of space solutions for the construction, education, energy, industrial, commercial/retail, healthcare, and government markets. With operations on the East Coast of the United States, and serving more than 50,000 customers, Allied Trailers operates a fleet of nearly 10,000 modular space and secure storage units that are leased through a network of 8 branch locations along the East Coast of North America. Check out our Locations page for contact information, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn,Youtube, and our don’t forget to check out our blog.

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