How PODS® Works Overview 

PODS combines storage and moving into one flexible solution. 

No more loading, unloading, and reloading on someone else’s schedule. Instead, we put you in control and conveniently transport or store your items.

With a simple phone call, you can have us deliver your container directly to your location. Keep the container as long as you wish, and load it at your pace, on your schedule. Once you’ve finished, we’ll pick up your container and deliver it wherever you need – across the street, across the state, or even across the country. You can also choose to store it on-site for immediate access or in one of our nearby secure PODS Storage Centers.

This distinctive method to problem solving uses the five PODS system elements:

  • PODS Secure Mobile Storage Containers
  • PODZILLA® Proprietary Level-Load Lift System
  • Local Truck Fleets and National Transportation Hubs
  • Local Climate-Controlled Storage Centers
  • PODS Business Central Account Team with Single Point of Contact


On-Site Storage

Warehouse Storage



PODS’ solutions can be adapted by any business to help maximize efficiency and revenue. Our sturdy, steel-frame portable storage containers can be utilized for:

  • Reducing storage, shipping, and transportation costs
  • Maximizing seasonal sales revenue
  • Renovations and remodels
  • Reducing on-site clutter
  • Improving inventory management
  • Boosting efficiency by eliminating tasks such as driving trucks and double-handling
  • Reducing the risk of theft and damage to assets
  • Relocating offices and employees

PODS Container and Sizes


On-Site Storage

We'll deliver your PODS container to your location and pick it up when you’re ready.

Off-Site Storage

Keep your container at one of our local, secure PODS Storage Centers until you need it, and access your items at your convenience while in storage.

Local & Long-Distance Moving

With locations all over North America, PODS is able to transport containers virtually anywhere you need them.

Secure Storage

PODS’ sturdy, steel-framed, weather-resistant containers are determined to withstand high velocity winds when fully loaded.


Every PODS delivery truck is equipped with PODZILLA, the PODS patented lift system. This system is designed to minimize shifting of contents, as well as provide careful loading and unloading capabilities.

PODS Container Sizes

7-Foot Container**

Exterior dimensions: 7´× 7´ × 8´

Cubic Feet: 368'

12-Foot Container**

Exterior dimensions: 12´× 8´ × 8´

Cubic Feet: 664'

16-Foot Container**

Exterior dimensions: 16´× 8´ × 8´

Cubic Feet: 858'


**All dimensions are approximate.


PODS containers are moved using PODZILLA, our patented lift system designed to keep containers – and their contents – level while being loaded onto and off PODS trucks. PODZILLA also allows our drivers to easily position containers in hard-to-reach or tough-to-fit spots.




PODS provides more than 230 Storage Centers in four countries. Unlike shared warehouses or self-storage lots, PODS offers secure facilities with appointment-only access, reducing the risk of theft or damage.

Unlike other storage options, your container remains accessible while at our Storage Center. With a simple phone call, your PODS Business Solutions Specialist will make sure your container is ready at a time that’s convenient for you.

Mobile Storage Containers
Secure Storage Centers
Regional Delivery Trucks




With 200,000+ portable storage containers, 230+ secure Storage Centers, and 600+ regional delivery trucks, PODS’ network is unmatched, which means we can transport your containers virtually anywhere you need them.


Our Business Solutions Team is comprised of expert account managers specially trained to handle the needs of our commercial, education, and government clients.

As part of our commitment to providing the highest quality customer service, we will assign a single direct point-of-contact who will take care of all your needs.

Choose a company you can trust. With more than three million deliveries and nearly two decades of perfecting our system, PODS is ready to enable you to streamline and manage your business like never before.

Your Business Solutions Specialist will help you:

  • Get price quotes
  • Schedule container deliveries and pick-ups
  • Coordinate special requests
  • Manage scheduling changes
  • Navigate local regulations
  • Develop transportation, storage, and logistics solutions tailored to the specific needs of your business
  • Access your PODS container while it is in a PODS Secure Center – With just a simple phone call, they’ll make sure it’s ready for you when you get there.

Give us a call at 877-BIZ-PODS or email us with the details of your project. Our specially trained Business Solutions Specialists will be happy to assist you with developing a custom solution.