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5 proven shipping container business ideas


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[divider style=”solid” top=”25″ bottom=”25″][dropcap]W[/dropcap]ith the high cost of construction material, emerging entrepreneurs have resorted to alternative building material build small business premises at reasonable cost. In particular shipping container business has become popular due to their cost, and time taken to make them fit your business.

It is common nowadays to see a shop that is made out of a shipping container. Other include coffee shops, restaurants etc.

Here are 9 proven shipping container business ideas especially for startups:


Shipping containers can provide a great premise to start a bookshop especially if you are seeking to start small. A bookshop a one distinct advantage; it doesn’t demand too much space. You only need an area to set up a few shelves and a space where you can put a chair and a computer for monitoring transactions.

2.Mobile shop

A Shipping container can be used to house a shop selling Fast Moving Consumer Goods such as tissues. The containers can also be used to sell sweets, cakes, biscuits etc. This kind of shops can be place in strategic areas in towns.

3.Office Space

Office space is insanely expensive these days. If you can’t afford an expensive workplace, try setting up your office in a shipping container. Not only is it a cost-effective solution, but if you are a business that prides itself in minimizing waste, it may be more in line with your brand.

A chic shipping container may speak to your customers more than the fancy top floor of a corporate building. Alternatively, you can also simply use your shipping container office as an office and a storage facility to run an online store.

4. Apartment for rent

Just like a prefabricated building, shipping containers can be easily stacked, combined, or broken down and used for parts to create a multi-story building with hallways, stairways, and more. Because of their high-grade steel exterior, they’re extremely safe buildings to live in. This can be a source of income when rented out.

5.Repair shop

A shipping container can be ideal for repair shops for items such as computers, TV sets, phones, and other home appliances.

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