Durable, steel shipping containers average a 25-year lifespan and require minimal maintenance. And by now, you should be aware of the fact that there are virtually countless ways to personalize your space through various shipping container modifications. However, it’s not always easy to determine which features are most necessary based on your application needs. With that in mind, here are just a few examples of some high-tech shipping container modifications to consider for your next project.
It’s always ideal to add accessibility to your list of priorities when it comes to shipping container modifications. Usually, this means adding a sturdy and safe ramp to each door of the container. Improving accessibility not only increases the number of consumers who can potentially explore your store, but it also makes it easier to relocate many of the elements within the container itself. It’s a win-win.
Organized shelving systems can be built into almost any type of shipping container modification design. Not only that, but they’re incredibly versatile for almost any shipping container application. From offices to retail stores and more, you can truly never have too much organized shelving in your container. Consider adding labels to each shelf to maximize arrangement options and efficiency.
Finally, LED screens are a more recent advancement in custom shipping container technology. The shipping container store trend is thought to have been pioneered by Starbucks in 2011 when they opened a 450 square foot shipping container store in Washington, and since then, more and more shipping container stores are taking advantage of the limitless options that come with investing in LED light displays. You can advertise your business’s name, the event name, a store promotion, and more. LED screens continue to be among the top and most high-tech shipping container modifications consumers love.
Dubbed design 4.0, shipping container stores stand to take between five and 12 weeks off a store’s potential opening timeline. But whatever your customized shipping container application may be, understanding the modification options you have at your disposal can help you create a space that’s conducive to achieving your retail goals. For more information about modified shipping containers, contact IPME.