If you're trying to save money on a long distance move, you won't want to miss this post. Read on to find out how much PODS® containers cost compared to moving with U-Pack.
If you've done your research, you've probably discovered that there are a LOT of ways to move, and each service has its own unique characteristics. But here's something you may not have realized: U-Pack's moving containers are called ReloCubes®, not PODS® – and the differences don't end with the name. While you're searching for information about how much PODS® containers cost, consider checking out U-Pack's moving options, too. When you compare U-Pack’s cost to PODS® cost, I think you'll find U-Pack offers the same great convenience at a more affordable price.
PODS® containers compared to ReloCubes Our portable storage container, the ReloCube is a 6'x7'x8' metal container that fits easily into a standard-size parking space. You can reserve one, or as many as you need. And there's a lot to love about it – it sits flat on the ground for easy loading and unloading; it's weatherproof; it's equipped with floor-to-ceiling tie down points throughout; you can use your own lock, and keep the key. And if you want my opinion, the best thing about the ReloCube is its affordability!
But I know what you're thinking: so how much do PODS® containers cost compared to the ReloCube? Saving money on your move is a big deal, right? Since price varies by location, the best way to compare is to get a moving quote from U-Pack, then get one from PODS®, and put them side-by-side. Here are a few reasons why U-Pack rates are normally more reasonable when you're moving long distance:
Transportation by ABF. U-Pack's transportation provider has one of the safest, most efficient linehaul systems in the industry. We pass the cost savings of moving your household items this way directly to you.
An extensive service coverage area. U-Pack's reach spans all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, and even Puerto Rico. Having nearly 300 moving service centers across the country means quick and easy access to moving equipment when and where you need it; another time AND money-saver!
You only pay for the space you use. That means if you reserve two ReloCubes and only use one, you only pay for one. The same applies for U-Pack's moving trailers—the per foot rate allows you to use only the space you need (unlike some competitors, where you still have to pay for unused space).
No franchise fees. U-Pack is owned and operated by the same company. That means no franchise fees are tacked on to your moving cost.
While we're not able to provide specifics of how much PODS® costs (since they'll have to answer that question), I definitely recommend getting a free quote from U-Pack and comparing the two.
If you have questions about moving with U-Pack, feel free to leave a comment below or use the “Ask the Experts” tool – we would love to hear from you! For a free moving quote, just call or click – 800-413-4799.