HOW PROFITABLE IS A CONTAINER SMALL BUSINESS?

December 31, 2019 Hansie Britz

         

Containers are made of steel and built to withstand all kinds of weather, heavy stacking etc. A typical container work lifespan is approximately 10 years. Containers are designed specifically to be portable. You can transport almost any container and place it just about anywhere. A container is cheaper than building a brick and mortar building from scratch. A used container is the least expensive option, although for a better look, a new container is recommended. Either way, a container can easily be painted to blend with your surroundings.

Due to high construction costs more and more companies are turning to non- traditional facilities for their business operations. Containers in particular can be very utilitarian and cost effective.

CONTAINER BUSINESS IDEAS

Coffee Shop – The container and space can be used as a coffee shop where you can serve a variety of beverage options as ell as take away food.

Clothing Retailer – Containers can provide the space you need to run any kind of small retail business like a clothing boutique. If you need more space you can even stack the containers.

Restaurant – An increasing number of enterprising business owners are housing restaurants in remodel led containers. They serve as cost – effective premises that are easy to modify and transport.They’re secure and weather resistant, and provide novelty value.

Meal Prep Service – Another very popular type of food business is to create prepared meals that can be sold directly to consumers on site or as take away.

Hair Salon – Simply, one-on-one service businesses can also work in containers. Containers and the space necessary could be used to set up your own hair salon operation.

Office Containers – Whether you are looking for additional office space or temporary on-site offices containers can provide an affordable solution. These can be fully customized and fitted with the required amenities. Containers are also ideal for student accommodation and school facilities as can be seen below.

                  

Furthermore, “container homes” are quick to set up, sturdy, and much cheaper than building your average brick – and – mortar houses. If successfully implemented, container houses might decrease the significant housing shortage problem currently faced by so many families across the country.

Even though container homes have been around for years, it has only been the last 5 years that the building technique has become a viable alternative option. Through innovative insulation techniques, latest building materials and expertise built up over years, the container home is now a beautiful sustainable way of building your dream house.

Container homes are fast becoming a popular and more affordable to normal housing, which is priced beyond what the average South African can afford. A customizable and transportable container home can start from as little as ZAR 100 000. It also create huge opportunities for real estate developers/entrepreneurs to enter in a very lucrative market.

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