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Zippy Shell VS. PODS

Zippy Shell's on-site storage pods are the perfect blend of convenience, affordability, and functionality. We offer a level of quality and personalized customer service that PODS® storage and moving just can’t match. See what sets us apart from PODS® and how we can make moving and storage simple for you!

  • Comparison

  • Optional Loading, Unloading and Packing Services
  • Single Point of Contact
  • Containers hold up to 5,500 lbs
  • Barn-style door that offer more security and packing space
  • Street-legal parking so you don't need city permits
  • Flexible storage options
  • Safe and secure locking
  • Nationwide short and long-term storage available
  • We do the driving so you don't have to
  • Optional loading and unloading labor services
  • Simple, easy-to-understand pricing
  • Most weatherproof containers on the market
  • Ground-level loading and unloading
  • Different sizes of containers
  • All-steel container prevents water absorption
  • Barn-style doors on 90% of containers providing greater security & more usable storage space
  • All-steel constructed and weatherproof containers
  • Multiple container sizes to choose from
  • Cubic Space per container
  • Weight allowance per container
  • Fits into a standard parking space
  • Containers can be shipped locally or across the USA
  • Multiple container sizes to choose from
  • Higher weight allowance per container
  • No hassle with having to drive a big, unfamiliar vehicle
  • Multiple size options
  • Ground-level loading and unloading
  • Load your belongings once for moving or storage
  • Flexibility to load and store items on-site or in facility
  • Interior design allows for maximized packing space
  • No hassle with having to drive your belongings to a storage location - we deliver the container to you!
  • Pack the container at your own home, on your schedule
  • Load and unload your belongings once
  • Flexibility to load and store items on-site or in a facility
  • Multiple size options
  • Zippy Shell

  • Zippy Shell
  • 16 ft, 15 ft, or 10 ft
  • 830 ft3, 730 ft3, or 490 ft3
  • 7,500 lbs, 5500 lbs, 4,000 lbs
  • 16 ft, 15 ft, or 10 ft
  • 7,500 lbs, 5500 lbs, 4,000 lbs
  • Pods

  • Pods
  • 16 ft, 12 ft, or 8 ft
  • 830 ft3, 620 ft3, or 404 ft3
  • 6,000 lbs or 4,000 lbs
  • 16 ft, 12 ft, or 8 ft
  • 6,000 lbs or 4,000 lbs

Complete Storage Services

Zippy Shell offers complete storage solutions, including loading and unloading our storage pods, disassembling and reassembling furniture, packing and hauling items to store at our climate-controlled storage facility, unloading and unpacking items in your home or business, and more!

We provide:

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  • storage-checker Packing Materials
  • storage-checker Hauling & Transport
  • storage-checker Storage Options
  • storage-checker Unpacking
  • storage-checker Pod Moving
  • storage-checker Climate-Control
  • storage-checker Personalized Service
  • storage-checker Peace of Mind

How Do We Do It?


We Show Up With a Pod

We will deliver a secure, all-steel, weatherproof moving and storage container to you, wherever you are.


We Pack It All In

Our team will pack your Zippy Shell pod or leave your pod so that you can pack at your own pace.


We Move It For You

We pick up your pod container and take it directly to your next location, helping you unpack your items.


We Keep Everything Safe & Secure

We move your pod into our climate-controlled storage facility, keeping your items secure from the elements.

Safe & Secure, Weatherproof Storage

Compared to PODS, storage containers from Zippy Shell have all-steel walls, frames, and doors and are the most weatherproof storage pods available. PODS wood moving containers have steel beams, aluminum skin, and vinyl semi-transparent roofs, and can’t match the quality of Zippy Shell pods.

Your belongings are safe and secure in our weatherproof pod storage. Equipped with security locks, our pods offer protection against theft, vandalism, and the elements, ensuring that your items stay dry and secure in any location or weather condition.

Whether you’re moving locally or long-distance or placing items in storage in our climate-controlled storage facility, you can trust that your items will be safe!

The Best Prices for Pod Storage

How does Zippy Shell compare to PODS storage when it comes to moving costs? Most people find that even with the additional benefits Zippy Shell provides, we still offer lower rates than PODS. We offer affordable moving and storage options for every situation, from small moves across the street to long term storage and cross-country moving.

Most of our customers come to us because we offer the best combination of affordability, reliability, and flexibility. Our pods come in several sizes, and we offer additional services that competitors like PODS just can’t match.

Get a free online moving and storage quote from Zippy Shell to see how we compare with PODS and other storage pods companies. Learn more about Zippy Shell’s flat rate pricing or see just how affordable we are for your moving and storage needs!

Real People, Real Customer Service

Zippy Shell has provided the D.C. metro, Maryland, and Virginia area with affordable storage solutions for over 15 years. As a locally owned and operated business, we know the area and its inhabitants like the back of our hand, because this is our home too.

From helping new students, young professionals, families, and seniors move in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia to navigating crowded one-way streets in D.C., we’ve seen and done it all. Unlike PODS and other large storage companies, we’re a local business that started here and continues to help the local community and economy. When you contact Zippy Shell, a real person receives your request and evaluates how we can best help you.

Our team of movers and storage professionals hit the ground running from the moment they arrive to ensure that your move or temporary storage is as easy as possible.

Over 500 Positive
Reviews in
15 Years

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