Compare PODS® to U-Pack

Which option is best for you, PODS® moving containers or U-Pack ReloCubes?

While planning a long-distance move with portable storage, you might be considering PODS®. What you might not realize is that U-Pack® offers a similar and often cheaper service through our ReloCube® moving containers. Keep reading to learn how the two companies’ services compare and find the best fit for your move.

PODS® vs. U-Pack: a side-by-side comparison

Let’s compare each company’s key features. 

Service area 

PODS®  U-Pack 

PODS® serves mostly metro locations in 46 U.S. states plus Washington, D.C. They offer international services in Canada and Australia. 

U-Pack has service centers in all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Canada and Puerto Rico. 


Getting a quote

PODS®  U-Pack 

You can start the quoting process online, but you must call or chat online to get a final price. 

You can get a free instant quote online or by calling 844-362-5303844-594-3077.


Billing and rates 

PODS®  U-Pack 

Prices for delivery, transportation and equipment use are separated on PODS® quotes. Liability coverage (container and/or contents) is available for an additional fee. You pay for the containers delivered, whether you use them or not. 

PODS® bills 3 times during the first 30 days: initial delivery, transportation and final drop-off/pick-up. Typically, the first payment is due 7 days before the move. 

U-Pack rates include equipment, delivery, transportation and liability coverage. You only pay for the containers used (even if you reserve more than needed).   

There’s no deposit or down payment, and you only pay after belongings are in transit.  

Explore how PODS® rates compare to U-Pack.


Equipment options 

PODS®  U-Pack

PODS® offers two equipment sizes for long-distance moves: an 8-ft and a 16-ft container. 

U-Pack offers 6’x7’x8’ (LWH) ReloCube containers (or space in a 28-ft moving trailer).  

Learn more about how PODS® and U-Pack equipment sizes compare


Transit time 

PODS®  U-Pack 

Transit times vary depending on distance and availability. 

Average transit times are 4-6 days within the continental U.S. 



PODS®  U-Pack 

The rate includes the first 30 days of use, whether you need that long or not. Additional storage is billed monthly. 

If you request storage, it’s billed every 30 days.   


Ready to make a decision for your long-distance move? 

It’s easy to get a quick U-Pack moving quote online or call 844-362-5303844-594-3077 to check our rates and compare them to PODS®. 

If you have questions about U-Pack services, let us know in the comments section. We’re always happy to help! 

Suggested reading: Comparing PODS® competitors.  

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