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PODS VS. U-BOX

Compare us side by side, and you’ll see it’s hardly a comparison at all.

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PODS VS. U-Box

U-Box vs PODS

WHY U-BOX DOESN’T MEASURE UP TO PODS

We helped revolutionize moving and storage more than 20 years ago by redesigning the experience around you. Since then, copycats like U-Haul's U-Box service have popped up all over the place. But if you look at them closely, you’ll see they can’t match our experience, fleet size, or huge national network. In fact, it’s not even close. Have a look.

PODS RANKS #1 IN CUSTOMER SATISFACTION FOR MOVING

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It’s always nice to get some love, especially when it’s in recognition of how we treat our customers. That’s why we’re excited to announce that an independent survey commissioned by Newsweek Magazine ranked PODS #1 in customer satisfaction for the moving category, where we beat out competitors like U-Haul. 
 

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR IF YOU’RE LOOKING AT U-BOX

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ONLY ONE CONTAINER SIZE OPTION

A larger container is nice to have, especially if you’re moving and storing lots of stuff. But you can’t get that with U-Box. They only offer a single 8' container size, while PODS gives you 16' and 7' options. So, you’d have to rent 2 U-Box containers to get the capacity of a single 16' PODS container. It’s also worth noting that our 7' containers are also 7' wide, as opposed to 5' wide for U-Box’s 8' container. That means our container actually offers 385 cubic feet of interior space versus 257 cubic feet for U-Box’s.
 
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Container Quality

PODS containers are sturdy, steel-framed, and weather resistant, with thick plywood walls covered in aluminum or fiberglass on the exterior. U-Box containers, by comparison, are wood-framed, plywood boxes covered by a simple tarp, which can be a hassle to remove and replace before and after loading and unloading. Remember that we’re talking about your stuff here, so which one would you feel better about using?
 
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Innovation

Let’s face it. U-Box is just U-Haul’s attempt to get in on portable moving and storage. That’s great! People should have options. But PODS has built our business on portability. We’ve got far more knowledge and experience with portable moving and storage containers. And we’ve invested in important innovations like PODZILLA, our patented level-lift system that gently and carefully moves your container onto and off of our trucks. U-Box can’t say that.
 
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COMPROMISED QUALITY FOR A CHEAPER PRICE

Our 20 years of experience and huge, nationwide network means we’ve become very efficient. But we’ll never compromise on the excellent quality of our service, which is reflected in our #1 ranking for customer service by Newsweek. So if you see a better price out there, think about what they had to compromise on to get there.

We've Seen it All. MOved It all. stored it all.

20

Years in business

 

3.7 million

Deliveries

 

14,000

Cities serviced

How PODS Works

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Get It & Load It

Unlike other moving companies, we deliver a container to you. Take all the time you need to load it. And if you want help, we can connect you with packing and loading companies in your area.
Keep your belongings safe and sound

Keep It

Choose storage on site
 and keep your container on your property for as long as you like to enjoy easy, anytime access to your stuff.
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Store It

Why do self storage? We'll pick up your loaded container and bring it to a local PODS Storage Center, where it will be safe and secure until you need it again. 

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Move It

We'll take care of driving your portable container to your new home, whether you're moving across town or across the country.
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MOVING AND STORAGE THE WAY YOU NEED IT DONE 

Take your time moving with PODS

DIY moving to full-service options

Get as much or as little help as you want from the packing and loading companies we can refer.
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We do all the driving

We deliver and pick-up your container and can move it across town or across the country. 
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Huge nationwide network

PODS covers 47 states, including Hawaii. So we go where you’re going.
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