Founded in 1998, PODS® provides moving and storage services to more than 238 million consumers in 47 U.S. states, 7 Canadian provinces, 4 Australian states and 2 UK cities. To date, the company has completed more than 200,000 long-distance relocations, exceeded one million deliveries and has nearly 140,000 PODS® containers in service. PODS secure containers are constructed of a steel frame and are available in three sizes: approximately 8x7x7 feet, 8x8x12 feet and 8x8x16 feet and have been tested to withstand winds of more than 110-mph when partially loaded.
PODS has revolutionized the moving and storage industry by offering consumers a highly flexible and convenient solution to meet their needs. PODS delivers a container to your door. Pack on your schedule. We can deliver the packed container across town, or across the country. Or, we can store it in one of our secure Storage Centres until you are ready to move. You don't have to rent a truck and drive your belongings - we do the driving for you. To date, we have made over 1 million deliveries.
We have a patented lift system that keeps your container level to reduce shifting. We have proprietary software; POD Pilot (handheld GPS tracking for our drivers and Storage Centre staff); dedicated call centres at our Corporate offices.
In addition to homeowners and renters who are in need of moving and storage, there are an infinite number of commercial applications for PODS: retail stores and restaurants; remodelling and restoration services; estate agents (consumers needing to move, store or de-clutter their homes for showing); corporate relocations; military moves; disaster relief/recovery after natural disasters; new store openings; seasonal inventory overstock or storage; charity events.
We offer extensive online training, a week of training at Corporate headquarters and 2 weeks of onsite support.
Unique Business Proposition
Over 1,000 PODS employees worldwide dedicated to making our brand a success.
PODZilla™, our patented hydraulic lift system, keeps containers level to avoid the shifting of belongings in the containers.
Fully integrated proprietary software that spans every aspect of our business from reservations to billing.
Compared to our competition, we have the largest footprint in the US, Canada and Australia.
Our various corporate departments, such as Marketing, Sales, IT and Billing/Collections, provide extensive ongoing support.
Our most enthusiastic franchise prospects are those who already have secured warehouse space, trucks, forklifts, etc. These candidates find that start-up costs are towards the lower end of the start-up cost/initial capital investment spectrum.