PODS

Deliver, transport and store movable starage units

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Franchise - PODS
Deliver, transport and store movable starage units  - Franchise

Business concept

Owning a PODS franchise can be a very successful business endeavor. A PODS franchise can offer great earning potential, with protected territories and a unique product. Plus, PODS supports the success of each franchise by providing training, an extensive operations platform and the benefit of dominant player experience.

Franchise businesses are successful when customers can depend on consistent quality operations and service. This is why PODS makes sure that their franchises have everything necessary to make that possible. When you become a PODS franchise owner, you become part of the team of entrepreneurs who continue to help PODS grow.

Training and Support

PODS provides you with tools and resources, including a 1-week training course. You will also receive the PODS Franchise Operations Manual to assist you with day-to-day operations including: support from a field representative, ongoing purchasing services, inventory management and technical assistance. PODS also provides continuous guidance and resources for your promotional, operational and other business needs.

National Call Center - Franchises are supported by the PODS centralized call center. The center is responsible for selling, scheduling and updating customer orders.

Software - As a PODS franchisee, you will be provided with the software that allows you to track customers and the location of each PODS container. The computerized system produces the delivery schedule, driver documentation and invoices. It will also sequence each pickup and delivery, in an effort to minimize drive time and maximize production.

Equipment - PODS containers are a necessity and the largest investment in a PODS franchise, representing approximately 30% of your first two year investment costs. To get started, you will need at least 36 PODS containers. These containers are shipped flat FOB Indiana, and have a 10 year warranty on the Dura Plate finish. With the success and rapid growth PODS has achieved, it will then become necessary to maintain a lager inventory of PODS containers to ensure advance orders. You will also purchase PODZILLA lift systems and trucks to deliver the PODS containers.

The Franchisee

Applicants must maintain a net worth of at least $1,000,000 including liquid assets of at least $300,000.

About us

PODS is a whole new way to move and store. Customers can pack at their own pace and have their PODS container moved across town, across the country or stored in a clean and secure PODS Storage Center. They can even choose to store it on their own property. These convenient storage options are just some of the ways PODS is reinventing the moving and storage industry — all at a competitive price.

History

PODS was founded in 1998 by Peter Warhurst who was looking to expand his family's storage business. He invented the PODS, as well as a hydraulic lift system that enables operators to easily deliver and transport the units, which he named PODZILLA. In 2005, PODS grossed over $200 million in revenue. As of 2005, PODS was still privately owned but is now franchised in 45 states, and logs 2,500 pickups and deliveries a day. In February 2007, PODS was acquired by Bahrain-based Arcapita and by August 2009, PODS service expanded to include 48 states, including Australia and Canada.

Business Model

Traditional mini-storage facilities can be limited to a five to seven-mile radius for potential service and usually are built only after completing time and feasibility studies. PODS breaks through traditional mini storage barriers and penetrates conventional mini storage markets. PODS franchises are able to service a market within a 25-mile radius from the warehouse. Since PODS offers delivery to the Storage Center, expensive, high-profile real estate is not necessary. PODS units are stackable, so you can maximize your space by three times the traditional Storage Center potential. It all adds up to more money for your bottom line.

Market

PODS offers customers a easier solution to their storage and moving needs that is competitively priced. This combination puts PODS in a strategic spot to tackle the market.

PODS

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