Overview

PODS AT WORK IN RETAIL

From your leading big box retailer to seasonal pop-ups, PODS is the secret weapon that can keep your business moving forward—offering a better way to manage your storage and logistic needs. With a broad range of retail solutions we’ve helped more than 1,000 businesses across North America cut costs, save time and maximize inventory. See how our custom storage and moving solutions can give you the control you need to keep your business moving forward.

  • 1,000+


    retailers use our facilities and logistics
  • 160,000


    CONTAINERS in north america alone
  • 75%


    of retail partners are top 500 companies

The container store® case study

one-stop-shop storage.

On-site storage, off-site storage and transportation logistics are all included

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the company

The Container Store® is the original storage and organization store featuring solutions to help save space and time in every area of the home, including the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, closet, office and garage.

The Challenge

the challenge

Every few months, The Container Store removes the fixtures in the center of its stores to make room for new, oftentimes seasonal, campaign fixtures. Due to the lack of on-site storage, The Container Store needed a solution – where and how to store campaign fixtures during brief periods of displacement.

The Pods Solution

the PODS solution

PODS for Business provided a turnkey solution enabling The Container Store to more efficiently store and manage fixtures during seasonal campaigns.

  • Scheduling the delivery and pick-up of a PODS container via a PODZILLA® lift system was as easy as making a phone call.
  • Containers were dropped off directly to parking lots at The Container Store’s locations nationwide making it easy for store employees to load and unload the fixtures at their own pace and as schedules allowed.
  • Fixtures were stored securely on-site in a lightweight PODS container.
Results

results

The PODS for Business solution increased store efficiency, created additional merchandise availability and streamlined operations. During the first campaign where a PODS for Business storage solution was used, The Container Store experienced significant savings on transportation and storage costs.

By cutting costs, saving time and maximizing productivity, it was an easy decision for The Container Store to switch from using its own methods of transportation and storage to employing the PODS for Business solution. Essentially, PODS for Business was a one-stop-shop for all of The Container Store’s fixture storage needs.
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seasonal retailer case study

No Tricks. All Treats.

When it comes to saving money and reducing handle time, PODS is the answer seasonal retailers are looking for.

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the company

A seasonal retailer in California specializing in Halloween whose customers have turned to for all their haunting needs since 1975.

The Challenge

the challenge

During the Halloween season traveling retailers set up shop from September through November in malls, shopping centers, even warehouses. They then stock those areas with everything trick-or-treaters big and small could need. After the season, they pack it all up and store the remaining inventory until the next year. So a company that can help them get into stores, set up shop, as well as pack up and store inventory, faster and more cost effectively is ideal.

The Pods Solution

the PODS solution

  • We added 2-4 PODS containers to each location
  • PODS service agents then organized every pickup and delivery
  • We also removed the need for loading and uploading
  • A variety of North America locations made moving and storing easier
  • Direct point of contact helped with scheduling, managing changes and to logistical support
Results

results

Renting and loading trucks, as well as delivering and unloading the products only to do it all again at the start of the next season became a thing of the past. Because PODS helped our retailer get in and out quickly and easily. Only having to load once until next season when they’re ready to unload at the store again. Saving money by making truck rental, as well as driver and laborer expenses a fraction of what is used to be; while also leaving the retailer more time to make sales and service their customers.
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national restaurant chain case study

chain restaurant refresh

PODS helps restaurant chain refresh their image across the country by enabling a major renovation that didn’t require any downtime.

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the company

An American casual dining restaurant chain operating hundreds of locations across the country.

The Challenge

the challenge

A nationwide casual dining restaurant chain was implementing a massive image update. This included the complete interior remodeling of over 800 locations. This renovation required replacing tables, artwork, menus, flatware, signage and more. The decision was made to refresh 200 stores per quarter, with each renovation taking between two and three months. Management needed to find a way to keep store refurbishment items on-site without disrupting day-to-day business or having to temporarily close their doors.

The Pods Solution

the PODS solution

After carefully reviewing the chain’s needs, PODS supplied one to two containers to each location to act as temporary on-site storage. PODS dedicated client service agents coordinated all bookings and arrivals on specified days within three-hour windows. The ambient light provided by the PODS design as well as ground floor access made restaurant employee’s job easier and alleviated workers compensation concerns. In addition, PODS containers not only provided housing for new inventory but also were a turnkey solution for the removal of old inventory.

Results

results

The refresh process was a huge success, with doors staying open during the renovation, so no revenue was lost. Every single container across the country was delivered on time. And having the containers onsite gave restaurant staff the ability to load and unload as needed. As the chain’s Director of Facilities said, “PODS solution allowed us the flexibility to access our new items when we needed them and even store excess or old inventory.” With the success of this process, PODS has been re-engaged for on-going projects.
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flexibility that works for your store

PODS delivers container(s) wherever your store or location happens to be. You then have the option of:

  • On-Site Storage
    Keeping the container on site until you’re ready to have it picked up.
  • Off-Site Storage
    Store your container at a nearby PODS Storage Center until you need it.
  • Moving Across Town or Country
    With locations throughout North America, PODS can move your container almost anywhere it needs it to go.

security & protection

  • Protect Your Investment
    PODS® containers are weather resistant and have been tested to withstand winds up to 110 miles per hour.
  • Three Sizes
    7’, 12’ and 16’ containers. (7’x7’x8’, 12x8’x8’, 16’x8’x8’)
  • PODZILLA®
    Delivery trucks come equipped with our patented lift system PODIZILLA—designed to minimize shifting as the container is loaded and unloaded.

contact pods today

See how PODS can help you increase efficiency, enhance storage and moving experience, as well as improve your bottom line.

PODS Business Team
Phone: 855-205-1238