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Compare PODS® to U-Pack

June 18th, 2019 - 1:39 PM

How PODS® and U-Pack Compare

Similar to PODS®, U-Pack offers weatherproof containers, ground-level loading and unloading. Designed with ease and affordability in mind, U-Pack provides low prices and highly acclaimed customer service. It’s everything you want from a portable storage company, and it’s why so many customers call U-Pack the “affordable alternative to PODS®.”

When you compare U-Pack to companies like PODS®, you’ll recognize some similarities, but you’ll also see noticeable differences. Take a closer look at what PODS® has to offer and how U-Pack compares.

Compare U-Pack and PODS chart

PODS® and U-Pack Container Size Comparison

For long-distance moves, PODS® containers come in three sizes – 7’ x 7’ x 8’, 12’ x 8’ x 8’ and 16’ x 8’ x 8’.

PODS equipment comparison

Read more about the different PODS® container sizes.  

U-Pack offers two types of equipment:

ReloCubes come in one size and fit perfectly into a standard parking space. Each container holds approximately one room of furniture and boxes. You can reserve as many as you think you need and only pay for the ones you use. Learn more about ReloCube size and parking.

ReloCube container graphic to compare to PODS equipment

The 28-foot moving trailer is an excellent solution for more flexibility. Simply pay for the space you use — down to a 5-foot minimum.
moving trailer graphic to compare to PODS equipment

The Services

Both companies offer moving and storage. The differences come in the timing. PODS® gives you 30 days of container rental and that includes the time it takes to load, move and unload. And you can add storage each month after if you need it. 

U-Pack keeps the move separate from storage so you can build a move that fits your needs. You get three business days to load, the transit time averages 2-5 business days, and you get three business days to unload. Then if you need storage, you can add it on a 30-day basis.

Container Delivery

Door-to-door delivery is what makes portable storage such a great solution when you're moving a long distance. When you compare U-Pack to moving with PODS®, you may find that PODS® doesn't offer delivery to your door in some locations. That's rarely the case with U-Pack. With access to a nationwide network of service centers, you can move door-to-door in a ReloCube or moving trailer to locations in all 50 states, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Get a U-Pack moving quote today to verify delivery to your home!

PODS® Rates vs. U-Pack Prices

While PODS® and U-Pack share a similar approach to moving long distance, the choice to go U-Pack frequently comes down to price. When you’re moving long distance, U-Pack is often more affordable. Go ahead, get a U-Pack quote and compare to PODS® rates — see how much you can save!  

And when it comes to payment, customers appreciate the flexibility U-Pack offers. There’s no down payment or deposit — just pay by credit card after your containers are loaded and in transit. U-Pack bills for storage on a 30-day basis.

PODS® requires payment for containers up front, approximately five days before the delivery day. Billing is set up monthly and ends when you’re finished using the container for storage, moving or both.

What about other PODS® Competitors?

While U-Pack and PODS® are two of the most recognized portable storage companies, several others provide a similar service. Take a closer look at other PODS® competitors to see how they all stack up.  


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