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Container Hire

Willbox WBXU Shipping container

If you’re looking to hire a shipping container for domestic or commercial use, look no further than Willbox. With 20 depots nationwide, Willbox can provide ISO shipping containers and storage containers anywhere in the UK. Read our FAQ below, or get in touch to request a quote.

What size container can I have?

Willbox has a fleet of storage and shipping containers, from 5’ x 5’ to 45’ x 8’. The most common container hired is a 20’ x 8’ ISO Shipping Container; Willbox has over 1000 of these on hire at any given time. Our containers range in terms of their type, including side opening (open siders), tunnel containers (double doors), open top containers, refrigerated, insulated, and offshore DNV.

How do I hire a container?

This is the easy part, and it’s up to you. Although we love talking to our customers about their container requirements, we understand that time is valuable; so you can email us at enquiries@willbox.co.uk with your details, or request a call back via our contact page.

What happens after I accept a quote?

Once you accept our quotation, all you have to do is wait. Willbox will ask you all the necessary questions to ascertain whether your plot can site a container, or if the delivery lorry can fit down your road; so as long as there are no obstructions when we arrive, you can be assured of receiving the container. Our drivers will also wait with you, and make sure that the container is level, and opens and closes properly.

What colour container can I have?

Although the most common colours are blue and green, containers can be painted to suit your needs. We can also add any logos or text to containers using vinyl stickers. There is an additional charge for any containers that require a bespoke colour scheme or livery.

Is it expensive to hire a shipping container?

Surprisingly not. People see the huge containers full of goods travelling up and down the motorways and assume that the huge steel boxes are incredibly expensive. Containers are a commodity, and therefore with a huge supply the cost becomes much lower.

Willbox currently hire containers to customers from less than £1 per day; when you consider this against self-storage or renting warehouse space, secure onsite container storage is easily the most affordable way to store your goods.

How do I pay for container hire?

We accept all payment types, whether it be Direct debit, BACS, cheque, cash, Debit or Credit card (American Express currently not available). Our first invoice is for 4 week rental, delivery, and collection; this must be paid prior to delivery. After that you will receive a monthly invoice for the rental of the container only.

What do I do when I’m finished with my container?

When you are finished with you container all you have to do is give us a call and let us know. Unfortunately we cannot accept off-hires over the phone, as we require written confirmation. A member of our sales team will provide you with an off-hire number, and arrange a date for the collection of the container.

We require a minimum of 7 days notice to off-hire your container, so if you need it collected on a specific date, make sure you call early to guarantee the collection. You will also need to clear your customer account with us; your container will not be collected until the outstanding balance is cleared.

  • From initial enquiry to final delivery, the service we received from Willbox was first class. We would recommend them to anybody.
  • CPM has hired a variety of cabins and containers from Willbox and each time received the same friendly, efficient, and competitive service.
  • Thank you for all your hard work and contribution to helping make the day such a memorable success, we couldn't do it without you and your team.
  • The service provided from Williams was fast and efficient. Their staff were friendly and helpful with the delivery of our containers undertaken in a seamless fashion.

Willbox is rated 4.87 stars by Reviews.co.uk based on 174 merchant reviews

4.87 / 5 Rating
174 Reviews
Had a shipping contain for about a year. Delivery and pick up were easy - even in a tight space !!
The communicarion with Matt, Holly and the delivery driver of the haulage company was fantastic. We had an awkward delivery due to our location, but Holly arranged a site meeting with the delivery driver who confirmed it would be ok with an early morning Delivery! Would certainly recommend you.
Once all the paper work was done very quick and effective service in dropping the container off will use again
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