Portable On Demand Storage (PODS)
PODS provides unique benefits for people who need to move or store their belongings for their home or business.
Founded in 1998, PODS, moving and storage, is a corporation established in Clearwater, Florida.
PODS is an innovator of the concept of delivering mobile storage containers directly to the customer. The PODS® container is delivered and placed at ground level for easy packing and unpacking. Once customers have completed loading the container, PODS picks up the container and either delivers it to the customer’s new location or one of PODS storage centers. Customers use PODS for short or long-term storage and for local or long distance moves.
The delivery process is completed utilizing a hydraulic lift system, PODZILLA®, which is patented by PODS. The lift is designed to reduce shifting of contents while the container is being loaded onto the PODS truck for transportation.
PODS’ containers come in three sizes (sizes are approximate): 8 X 7 X 7; 8 X 8 X 12; and 8 X 8 X 16 feet. PODS’ containers are 4 inches off the ground, provide ambient light for loading, and customers provide their own lock and key. The containers have been tested to withstand winds of 110 mph when partially loaded.
Founded in 1998, PODS currently provides moving and storage services to a population of more than 250 million consumers and businesses, in 48 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the UK, through its company-owned and independent franchise network.