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Store Out of Season Inventory Using Storage Containers

Every year retailers are faced with the challenge of what to do with out of season or seasonal inventory.  Storage containers are a simple way to keep your business organized and safely store inventory until next season to prevent inventory loss, theft and damage.  Some retailers choose to rent storage containers seasonally while others prefer the long-term investment of purchasing

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Securing A Shipping Container

Securing A Shipping Container for Storage

Shipping containers are a convenient and affordable means of storing goods and equipment. They provide a wind and water tight, and rodent-free space for storing goods of varying sizes. A shipping container can be used for any number of purposes, including storing equipment and farm implements, contractor storage on job sites, managing seasonal retail items, or simply storing items that

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Storage Container Bike Rack

Town of Coventry Opens Community “Bike Bank” Using Shipping Container

The Coventry, Rhode Island, community “Bike Bank” was a passion project for town special duties clerk Melissa Soares when she contacted Outback Storage about acquiring a used shipping container for the project.  An avid biker herself, Ms. Soares wanted to share her joy of biking with her community and reduce waste in her community.  The project aligned perfectly with Outback

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Custom shed using a 10’ shipping container

Customized Shipping Container Serves as a Front Yard Shed

Customized shipping container serves as a front yard shed Many of our customers purchase shipping containers to be used as a backyard shed, however, in this instance, neither a shed nor a shipping container would solve the customer problem.  The wooden shed which sat in the client’s front yard for years had become infested with mice and standard deterrents such

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Shipping Container Shortage 2020

Shipping Container Shortage 2021: Why are prices so high?

The current shipping container shortage is something that concerns many people, especially those looking to use containers for storage, transport of goods or to build container housing. This is why so many business owners are taking matters into their own hands now and purchasing shipping containers for their own use, rather than having to make-do with rented space or storage

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watertight storage container

Watertight Storage Containers | Wind and Watertight Shipping Containers | Outback Storage Containers

Outdoor Watertight Storage Containers Outdoor watertight storage containers have gained in popularity over the last thirty years as an alternative to building a shed or outbuilding.  From farmers storing grain to lawyers storing years of accumulated files, there are many businesses that require keeping their equipment and valuables dry from the elements.  How Watertight are Shipping Containers? I’m often asked

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Shipping Container Delivery Services

Shipping Container Delivery RI – Storage Container Delivery In Rhode Island

When it comes to storage container rental delivery,  shipping container delivery companies are who to turn to.  Used shipping container delivery services are readily provided by companies specializing in container sales and rentals.  Shipping container pickup and delivery is what they do on a daily basis for their customers.  They have the necessary trucks and equipment to get the job

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shipping container hospital

3 Ways to Repurpose Shipping Containers in Times of Crisis

3 Ways to Repurpose Shipping Containers in Times of Crisis Like many Americans, those of us in the shipping container industry have had a wake-up call over the last few weeks.  We’ve learned that we cannot rest on our laurels and that even in the best of times, we must plan for the worst. In good times, my customers use

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Buyer’s Guide To Purchasing A Shipping Container

I get a lot of requests for quotes from customers across the US outside of my service area of the New England states comprised of Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. I’ve written the following Buyer’s Guide To Purchasing A Storage Container for customers both from within and outside of my service area. I’ve taken my experience

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Shipping Containers Providence RI

Do you have belongings, materials, or valuables you need to put in storage at your Providence location? In business since 2004, we are a pacesetter in furnishing clean, ground level shipping containers that Providence customers require. Shipping containers are available for rent or purchase in various sizes and can be delivered promptly due to our convenient location. We transport throughout

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Cost of Shipping Containers – Shipping Container Costs

There are many different factors that go into the cost of a shipping container. These containers are perfect for extra storage or to use as buildings. Many even use them for their intended use, moving goods. However, there are many additional expenses that can raise the cost of a shipping container. No matter what the intended use is, a consumer

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Dimensions of A Shipping Container

Dimensions of a shipping container are important to understand because they come in different standard sizes.  Many people find that they need extra space for storing items at their home or business. A great solution is a shipping container that can be delivered and used on-site. These rectangular units provide safe and secure storage that can be used exactly where

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Where Can I Buy Shipping Containers

If you have a storage need, you may well be wondering: where can I buy shipping containers? Or perhaps you are unfamiliar with – they are large boxes that have been shipped around the world containing goods. The boxes come in standard sizes and typical lengths of 20’ and 40’. There are various options for these containers, such as varying

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Portable Storage Container

A portable storage container is sometimes a better option than a self-storage unit because your goods are always where you want them or need them. As a result, many people might find that a portable storage container is exactly what they need for their home or business.  In addition, these units can be moved to other places that might be

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Moving To Colorado Via Storage Container!

Recently, I sold a shipping (storage) container to a friend who was moving from Rhode Island to Denver, Colorado. He was trying to figure out the logistics of moving everything he owned from RI out to Colorado and I suggested using a shipping container. I had the storage container delivered and, once it was loaded, we scheduled to have a

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Man Door Installed In New 20′ Storage Container

The installation of this man door is our first container modification project. Using skilled craftsman, it came out looking great! In addition to man doors, we can install windows (slide open with security bars), roll up doors, side vents, turbine roof vents, lock boxes, and more. Call or email for pricing.

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How To Buy A Shipping Container

I get a lot of requests for quotes from customers across the US outside of my service area of the New England states comprised of Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. I’ve written the following Buyer’s Guide To Purchase A Storage Container for customers both from within and outside of my service area. I’ve taken my experience

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Buyer’s Guide To Purchasing A Shipping Container

I get a lot of requests for quotes from customers across the US outside of my service area of the New England states comprised of Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. I’ve written the following Buyer’s Guide To Purchase A Storage Container for customers both from within and outside of my service area. I’ve taken my experience

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Maersk APM Shipping Container Terminal Tour In VA

This week I toured the state of the art Maersk APM Terminal in Portsmouth Virginia. Here, a ship carrying thousands of shipping containers (full of all the things we import) docks and is unloaded by (6) massive computer controlled gantry cranes. When a truck enters this facility, the RFID chip in the truck is detected and the computers operating the

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How A Shipping/Storage Container Floor Is Constructed

I’m often asked about the flooring of the shipping containers I sell. People want to know how thick the wood flooring is which direction the cross members run, how thick the cross members are, etc. I recently took a new 20′ storage container into a stock that had a damaged floor. The floor of the shipping container was pushed up a

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