Shipping containers: The clear choice for startups

January 17, 2019

It can be difficult for startups to make it in the competitive modern market. No matter how creative your product or service, every business needs to find a sure fire means of standing out in the crowd. What better way to bring the customers in than with an eye catching business location? Shipping container business buildings are extremely successful in getting customers interested in your business. With such flexibility and durability, it is clear that custom shipping containers are the clear choice for startups.

coffee shop concept rendering built from a shipping container

Photo Courtesy of Roast Republic in Johannesburg, South Africa

Below are our top 5 reasons why shipping containers are perfect for startup businesses:  


Even custom containers can cost less than the average office space in the long term. If you’re paying monthly for a lease somewhere or making regular payments for desk space somewhere, you might consider investing in your business location with a custom container. You can start big or small with one container alone or stack on more. The beauty of containers is that you can choose a container and customization plan that fits your budget.


Every business needs something different out of their space. If you’re a retail shop, customize your container with various shelves or choose a double door option to increase traffic flow. The options are limitless.

Curb Appeal

Although container structures are becoming more common, they definitely still hold some novelty. Potential customers are likely to want to walk in just because of the outward appearance of your business.


Never worry about rust or leakage with a container structure. Shipping containers are built to stand the test of time and are easily sealed tight.


Need to move or upgrade your business location? No problem. Shipping containers offer extreme mobility. Maybe you want to take your business on the road rather than sticking to one spot. Just load up and go!

The benefits of owning your own office space is reason enough in our opinion but the additional perks of using a shipping container for your startup is easy to see. Shipping container businesses are eye appealing, unique and a sure fire means of bringing in curious potential clients. If you’d like to find out more about creating a custom container of your own, get in touch with us here. We offer 20ft, 40ft and 45ft containers catered to suit your startup business needs.

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