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From temporary storage to “out-of-the-box” purposes such as ground-level officesretail businesses, and more, shipping containers can be used for a variety of purposes! And whether you decide to purchase a shipping container or go the long-term rental route, A American is here to help you. 

Here we touch on the pros and cons of purchasing a container vs. a long-term lease and the factors that should be considered before making your decision... 


Benefits of Leasing a Shipping Container 

Leased shipping containers provide a cost-effective, secure, and convenient way to address your temporary or seasonal needs for a portable and sturdy structure.  

Benefits of leasing a container include:  

  • Ideal for short-term or one-time events 
  • Easysafe, and convenient transport 
  • Perfect for residential needs during a move or renovation 
  • Temporary, remote office use 


Interested in leasing a storage container? Call A American Container, your reliable source for secure, onsite storage, today at 813.740.1911 


Benefits of Purchasing a Shipping Container  

At 20’ and 40’ lengths (plus, modifications) there’s no question about it, storage containers are an investment. The good news? They’re a lot more affordable when you go through A American Container; we believe in creating the best value for you and your unique container uses.  

Benefits to purchasing a shipping container include: 

  • Ideal for long-term, permanent use 
  • Fewer delivery and transportation fees 
  • A sound investment that can easily be resold  


Both new and used shipping containers are available for purchase at A American Container. Our experienced team of customer service representatives are ready to help with the purchasing and modification process. 


How to Decide to Lease or Purchase a Shipping Container 

Not only will we help you determine the size and type of steel shipping container that will fit your needs, but we can also help you decide whether to purchase or lease. These are the factors that should be considered: 



Rule of thumb, if you’re planning to use the container for longer than a year, it may make financial sense to purchase a container. With all container rentals, you will pay delivery and pickup charges.  

When you purchase a container, you only pay one delivery fee. At A American, we will help you calculate the cost between a long-term lease or purchase to find the best option for your budget. 

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Unsure about how long you will need the container? Then you may not want the commitment of ownership, making a long-term lease a better option. No worries about having to resell the container once you’re done using it. With a lease, you just call us, and we come to pick it up!  



At A American Container, our fleet includes both newer (One-Trip) and used containers (CW, A, B, C Grades) – all of which are in wind and watertight condition. You can lease or purchase our used containers while one-trip units are for sale only as they are generally modified.  

If the condition of a container is a concern, leasing a lightly used container may be your best bet. If you don’t mind a few dings and dents, purchasing a used container may be a more economical choice.  


At A American Container in Tampa, not only do we offer high-quality, secure shipping containers and outstanding customer service, our prices are incredibly competitive! Get a quote today to purchase or lease one of our affordable shipping containers. 


Lease or Purchase Your Storage Container with A American Container 

We give you many options to think outside the box and find a portable storage solution that best fits your needs and budget. Our 20-foot and 40-foot storage containers provide an instant storage solution that is reliable, secure, and convenient. When you decide to buy, you can modify your shipping container with windows, ventilation, electricity, AC, and more! 

For additional information on our products or to receive a quote to lease or purchase a cargo container, contact our experienced customer service team at 813.740.1911! 

Please be aware that the container industry is on high alert for scammers! A American Container will NEVER ask for a deposit to purchase a container, we do not accept online or app payments such as Venmo, Zelle or Cashapp. We do not list our containers on Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, or any similar site. We do not have online chat agents. Please make sure to call us at 813-740-1911 for assistance or come by and visit us at 7001 East Adamo Drive, Tampa FL! Contact Us
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