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Compare PODS® to U-Pack

June 18th, 2019 - 1:39 PM

U-Pack vs. PODS®: How We Compare

When you compare U-Pack® to PODS®, you’ll see that we each offer weatherproof moving containers with easy loading and unloading. But the similarities often end there. Designed with ease and affordability in mind, U-Pack offers an excellent solution for people moving on a budget. Our customers enjoy fast transit times, flexible equipment options, a vast service area, and competitive prices. 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®.” 

A Quick Overview

Take a look at what PODS® has to offer and how U-Pack compares:

Comparison of U-Pack and PODS moving

Delivery and Loading Time

Both companies offer moving and storage, but the difference comes in the timing. PODS® gives you 30 days of container rental, which includes the time it takes to load, move and unload. You can add additional monthly storage 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. Learn more about adding storage to your U-Pack move.

Container Options

For long-distance moves, PODS® offers three container sizes – 7’ x 7’ x 8’, 12’ x 8’ x 8’ and 16’ x 8’ x 8’. U-Pack offers two types of equipment: the ReloCube container and the moving trailer. ReloCubes come in one size, with each container holding approximately one room of furniture and boxes. 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.

Read more about the different PODS® container sizes and how they compare to U-Pack equipment.

Service Area

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!

Note: 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.  

PODS® and U-Pack Price Comparison

While PODS® and U-Pack both offer long distance moving service, the choice to go U-Pack frequently comes down to our more affordable pricing. Customers also appreciate the flexibility we offer. 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.

Read more about how U-Pack prices compare to PODS rates here.


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