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Self-Storage Marketplace SpareFoot Partners With Portable-Storage Provider PODS

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SpareFoot, an online marketplace for self-storage consumers, is partnering with PODS Enterprises LLC, a national provider of portable-storage containers, to provide its users with more storage options. The addition to the SpareFoot website will allow consumers to compare units based on price, features and more. Online-only deals will also be offered, according to the “SpareFoot Storage Beat.” PODS is the third portable-storage company to join the site, after UPack and Zippy Shell.

“The addition of PODS has inspired us to create a portable-storage-specific search option for U.S. self-storage and moving consumers,” said SpareFoot CEO Chuck Gordon. “We continue to see growing demand across the board for products and services related to moving and storage, and we’re pleased to continually broaden our offerings in those areas.”

With PODS, a portable-storage unit is delivered to a home or business. Once packed, the unit is picked up and stored until delivery is requested. The company also offers labor referrals.

“We’re pleased to work closely with our partners at SpareFoot to give consumers more options when it comes to moving and storage,” said Matt Tillotson, director of partnerships for PODS.

SpareFoot.com helps consumers find and reserve self-storage units, with comparison shopping tools that show real-time availability and exclusive deals. With a network of more than 12,000 storage facilities ranging from mom-and-pop operations to real estate investment trusts, the company reaches prospective storage renters though partnerships with brands including SelfStorage.com and Penske Truck Rental.

Founded in 1998, PODS provides residential and commercial services in 46 U.S. states, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. To date, the network has completed more than 700,000 long-distance moves, exceeded 3 million deliveries, and has more than 190,000 containers in service.

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