Find cost comparisons and calculations for renting portable on-demand storage, sometimes known by the brand name Pods, by comparing costs on vendor websites. Many storage pods come with unexpected extra costs or discounts depending on factors such as length of time needed and shipping distance, according to Fred Fauth for One Project Closer.
Many pod storage companies offer price quotes on their websites though some, such as Pods.com, require customers to phone the company for quotes on interstate moves. A customer comparing different companies' pod storage services should first investigate facilities available in his area. If the storage pod needs to be placed in a storage facility, determine whether the facility is climate controlled. Different pod storage companies also offer storage units in varying sizes, which can affect the final costs significantly. All pod storage companies typically accept online payment and guarantee their delivery dates, notes Fauth.
Portable storage units are typically delivered directly to the customer's home or place of business. The customer then fills the unit with whatever he wishes to store, and the storage company trucks it away. The unit can be delivered to the customer's new address, or it can be put into a storage facility until the customer is ready for it, explains Pods.com.