How to Choose the Right Shipping Container? Ultimate Guide

Ultimate Guide: How to Choose the Right Shipping Container?

We understand that choosing, and purchasing, the right shipping container for your needs requires much consideration and sometimes, it can be hard to determine what will work best for your storage requirements.

At XCaliber Container, it is our goal to make this consideration process easier for you by providing exceptional service and knowledge to help you make an informed decision.

We've put together the ultimate guide on how to choose the right shipping container for you based on your needs and budget. While we'll always be available to answer your questions and offer assistance, we hope this tool empowers you to make confident decisions during your shipping container journey!

Keep reading to find your perfect storage solution:



Size is one of the most important considerations when choosing a shipping container. There are many things to consider when deciding which size is right for you, including your budget, how much space you have for a container on your property, and your storage requirements.

While the most common sizes are 20' and 40, XCaliber Container is proud to offer many other lengths to choose from.

Don't forget about height! The standard height is good for most storage needs but opt for high cube height if you need to store large equipment, like tractors.


Shipping Container lengths 20ft and 40ft


Standard and High Cube Shipping Containers



The majority of shipping containers only have cargo doors one one end, but there are other options! Side Open Containers work well for loading and unloading pallets or items with a forklift, while Double Door Containers are ideal when you need access to both ends of the container.


Shipping Container Cargo Door Options Normal, Side Opening, and Double Doors



Most containers available for purchase are either in New (1-Trip) or Used Wind & Watertight condition. We are proud to also offer Refurbished Containers, an XCaliber specialty, to provide additional high-quality used container options at affordable prices! Additionally, we have two types of storage options: General Storage and Specialty Storage! Some of our Specialty Storage products include Roll-Up Storage, ATV Storage, Climate-Controlled Storage and more!


Grades or Conditions of Shipping Containers Used, New, and Refurbished


Types of XCaliber Container Shipping Containers



We give our customers the opportunity to customize their storage solution with a range of add-on options to best suit their needs!


Options to Customize Your Shipping Container



Need something other than storage? XCaliber Container is proud to offer a full range of turn-key container solutions, including Cabins, Offices, Business Solutions, Full Custom Solutions, Rentals, and more!


Other Container Options like Shipping Container Cabins or Tiny Homes and Shipping Container Offices or Mobile Offices



Ready to place your order? Complete your order online, over the phone with a Sales Rep, or in person at our headquarters in Graham, TX. After your order is placed, our Team will assist you with final details regarding timeline, document completion, payment, and delivery.


Final Steps on How to Purchase a Shipping Container



Ensuring you have a wonderful experience is our top priority. From the first phone call to delivery and beyond, we are here to serve you and make sure you're satisfied with the process, service, and your container. Following delivery, our Customer Care Team is on standby to assist you with any post-delivery questions or issues.

Ready to get started? Contact Us!

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