Pricing and costs of storage lockers depends on many things--whether you're buying plastic, wood or metal lockers, the size of the lockers, whether you need a special ordered configuration of units and whether the lockers are knock-down or fully assembled.
Storage lockers vary from the kind you find in upscale country club locker rooms to school lockers to industrial lockers in a factory to plastic lockers at a preschool. You can keep the pricing and costs of storage lockers under control by ordering common lockers that locker manufacturers keep in stock, ordering during the so-called "off season" and assembling the lockers yourself.
1. Measure the space to ensure you order the correct configuration of storage lockers.
2. Look into standard metal lockers, if cost is an issue to your company or organization.
3. Learn how to assemble industrial lockers yourself as an additional way to save money.
Know that vendors of storage lockers vary prices depending on a number of factorsMost providers of storage lockers price their products based on the material, dimensions and whether assembly is required. There are standard lockers, vented lockers, plastic lockers, open access lockers, oak executive lockers, designer lockers, storage lockers and basket lockers. Standard lockers can run well under $100 and up to the more expensive double-tier oak locker, which can run you more than $1,000.
Plan ahead for the best deals on storage lockersIf you're buying school lockers, avoid the busy time of year to save money. Locker vendors deal with a long list of orders when the school year is about to start. Order them off season to get a better deal. You can go one step further and find used storage locker vendors to save even more money if you're on a tight budget.
Save on shipping by purchasing knock-down storage lockersInstead of buying assembled equipment lockers, which can take anywhere from two to 10 weeks, order unassembled ones to save money and get them faster. Many companies have a section of lockers for sale that ship quickly, because they're the most popular. There aren't any additional shipping charges. A single tier of lockers, two units wide can run just over $200 and six tiers about $350.
- Although buying fully assembled lockers will cost more, it may save time and money in the long run. Some lockers are as simple as slipping the pieces into place, but others you may need to hire a crew to handle it because of the bulk and weight of lockers, which may cost more than the difference you saved buying them unassembled. Be sure to ask the vendor assembly questions prior to ordering to ensure you're getting the best deal.