Buy or Rent a Shipping Container in Columbus, OH

Affordable Shipping and Storage Containers for Living in or Moving to the Buckeye City


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As the largest city in Ohio and one of the 15 most populated cities in the United States, Columbus is full of life. Situated along the Scioto River, the city has an extremely diverse economy and is constantly growing, making it a great place to live and work. Columbus is also a center of culture in Ohio, with four historic districts in the city itself-- German Village, Italian Village, Victorian Village, and a Brewery District-- several art museums, and a variety of theaters and concert venues.

Whether you’d like to add a shipping container shed to your home in order to keep your snow plow and lawn mower stowed away or you’ve decided to make the seat of Franklin County your new home, Rent-A-Container sells and rents a variety of affordable shipping containers for whatever you might be moving or storing.

Cost-effective, convenient, and versatile. Get a quote now!

Shipping containers are becoming the go-to storage solution for individuals and businesses. Rent-A-Container makes buying or renting exactly the right container for your needs easy. Just fill out this form and get a personalized quote sent to your inbox within the hour!

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Special Promotions in Columbus

Interested in buying or renting a shipping container in Columbus at the lowest price? Rent-A-Container is for you! As a leading shipping container retailer, we provide a wide range of container promotions across the state of Ohio. Plus, save on shipping by renting or buying containers close to your location.

Check out our special promotions in Columbus and other cities in Ohio. Just enter your zip code here on our website, or subscribe to our email newsletter to stay informed about all of our deals and discounts!

Other cities served near Columbus:

  • Hilliard
  • Worthington
  • Bexley
  • Pickerington
  • Grove City
  • Dublin
  • Gahanna
  • Upper Arlington
  • And more!

How Columbus Uses Rent-A-Container Containers

With our full line of temporary steel shipping containers available for Springfield residents to buy or lease, the possibilities are endless. Our versatile options, industry low prices, and superior customer experience make us the best choice for storing and shipping containers.

Use them for storage, turn them into a coffee shop, office space, or unique backyard project. Whether it’s one container or 1,000, businesses from education to construction choose Rent-A-Container. Take a look at just a few of the industries in Columbus that can take advantage of affordable shipping and storage containers.



Shipping containers are convenient storage solutions. Image courtesy of Unsplash.

Struggling to find space for all your stuff in the big city? Not to worry! With Rent-A-Container’s convenient storage solutions, you can live in Columbus and store all of your outdoor toys with ease. Whether you need extra space for your lawn mower, snow plow, or the kids’ bikes, Rent-A-Container makes it easy to pack away your bulky belongings until next season.



Columbus is no stranger to shipping container restaurants. Image courtesy of Columbus Underground.

In recent years, it’s become more and more common to find restaurants and bars establishing semi-permanent locations for themselves in shipping containers. Shipping container restaurants can be remarkably cost effective, especially for smaller or new businesses just starting out. 

Columbus is home to its fair share of pop up container restaurants, too-- the city has at least three container eateries at the moment. The most recent of these, Charleys, is made up of three shipping containers and includes a drive thru as well as several tables for patrons.

Do you have a dream of establishing your own restaurant or cafe in Columbus? Consider adapting a shipping container into your dream establishment. Shipping containers like the ones we sell at Rent-A-Container are perfect low cast, sustainable ways of starting out your own culinary endeavors.

Freight Shipping

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Shipping is a major part of the economy in Columbus. Image courtesy of Unsplash.

As the capital of Ohio, it might not be particularly surprising that freight shipping is a major part of the economy in Columbus. Interestingly, though, in spite of its location on the Scioto River, water cargo is not common in Columbus. Shipping by rail or road is a different story, though-- Columbus and the surrounding areas are full of railways and a network of constantly growing roads.

If you need to ship cargo over land to or from Columbus, Rent-A-Container can help! With our land and rail-worthy shipping containers, your supplies will get where it needs to go.

Pop-Up Shopping Centers


Pop-up shipping container parks crop up from time to time in and around Columbus. Image courtesy of Columbus Underground.

Shipping containers are often used as restaurants, bars, and cafes, but they can also support various other types of business. Many cities have taken to building retail districts out of shipping containers to give back to the community and provide a unique place for young people to hang out.

While Columbus has no long-standing shipping container complexes yet, the city has started experimenting with pop-up container parks. In 2015, for example, a temporary shipping container park was set up in Franklinton to support small local businesses and artists looking for a way to draw community interest. Although the container park was never meant to be long-term, it was certainly a great way to give back to the community.

If you have an idea for a shipping container project of your own-- whether that means a temporary retail container park or a permanent small shop-- Columbus might be a great place for your venture!

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Get a Quote on Containers in Columbus, OH

New or used, buy or rent, we have containers available to fit your needs. Rent-A-Container offers the widest selection of standard, specialty, high cube, and office containers in Columbus. Combined with our flexible delivery options, it’s the reason we’re a leading steel shipping retailer in Ohio.

Why People Love Shopping With Rent-A-Container

Maximum Choices

We have a huge inventory of steel shipping containers for sale or rent! Shop height, conditions, doors, and layouts at the best prices.

Buyers Trust us

Our customers trust our experts and support staff to deliver high quality, affordable containers when and where they need them.

Easy Delivery

We deliver to our customers in as little as five days after placing an order. Or, when they have a specific day and time in mind, we coordinate to meet their needs.

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Our customers trust our experts and support staff to deliver high quality, affordable containers when and where they need them.

Want To Speak With a Rent-A-Container Expert?

Keep in mind that some container types are not always available at every depot in our network. To check on the availability of containers in Columbus, don’t hesitate to contact us – we’re available via call center, email, and live chat!


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Ready to Buy or Rent a Storage Container with Rent-A-Container?

There are plenty of shipping containers for rent or buy across Ohio. But there are few shipping container companies that make the purchasing or rental process as easy, affordable, and fast as Rent-A-Container. We are your one-stop shop for shipping containers, converted containers, and container accessories.


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At Rent-A-Container, we pride ourselves on being synonymous with quality products and friendly customer service. We have the widest selection of steel containers for sale or lease in Columbus and other cities in Ohio. All you have to do is browse our offers, select container type/size/condition, and add it to the cart. Online transactions are handled fast, transparently, and securely. There are no hidden costs to worry about.

Whether you need one container or the entire fleet, we ensure the lowest prices and a one-click purchasing experience. Contact our staff today - we are committed to guiding you throughout your container-buying or leasing process!

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