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PODS vs uhaul ubox containers


Compare PODS vs. U-haul's U-Box containers side by side, and you’ll see it’s hardly a comparison at all.
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PODS vs U-Box


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

U-Box size & Quality disadvantages

PODS container size options vs. U-Box

u-box size: Only one 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-Haul's U-Box dimensions. The only U-Haul container size comes in at 8’ by 5’ by 7.5’, while PODS gives you 16-foot, 12-foot, and 7-foot container size options. So, you’d have to rent 2 U-Haul's 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-Haul's U-Box 8' container. That means our container dimensions actually offer 385 cubic feet of interior space versus 257 cubic feet for U-Haul's U-Box.
PODS container quality vs. U-Box


PODS containers are sturdy, steel-framed, and weather-resistant, with thick plywood walls covered in aluminum or fiberglass on the exterior. U-Haul's U-Box containers, by comparison, are wood-framed, plywood boxes covered by a simple vinyl cover. Remember that we’re talking about your stuff here, so which one would you feel better about using?
Innovation: PODS vs. U-Box

Lack of 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-Haul's U-Box can’t say that.
PODS quality vs. Zippy Shell


Our 20 years of experience and huge, nationwide network of portable moving and storage facilities 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.
PODS #1 in Customer service 2019

PODS ranks #1 in Customer Service for Moving Companies

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. See all of our moving services and why we are the right choice vs. U-Box.

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How PODS moving and storage Works

PODS moving and storage

Get It & Load It

We deliver your moving and storage container. Take all the time you need to load it. If you want help, we can connect you with local packing and loading companies.

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

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 PODS container to your new home, whether you're moving across town or across the country.
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DIY moving with full-service options

Get as much or as little help as you want from the packing and loading companies we can refer. Be sure to download our packing and loading tips for moving day.
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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. We also created our moving checklist to help you on moving day.
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Huge nationwide network

PODS covers 45 states, including Hawaii, so we go where you’re going. See all of our moving and storage facility locations.
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