Shipping Containers vs. Pods – Boise, Idaho

Idaho Storage Containers gets multiple calls every week from customers who want to rent or buy a "pod".  Most customers are not aware of the differences between our on-site storage containers and the white PODS storage units leased buy another company.

PODS® is a registered trademark of PODS® Enterprises, LLC.

Idaho Storage Containers leases shipping containers for on-site storage in Boise, Idaho and the surrounding area, not the white PODS storage units many customers have called about.

Here is a list of the major differences:

Construction and Security

  Shipping Containers

  • Shipping containers are built around a steel frame capable of supporting a 67,200 lb load
  • The exterior panels are constructed from 12-16 gauge steel
  • The doors are sealed with a rubber gasket and locked with four exterior locking bars
  • A metal lockbox is attached for extra security


  • According to the PODS® website, “PODS storage units are made of a steel frame with specially designed, aluminum skin panels. The top is a translucent durable polymer material that allows ambient light to pass through and illuminate the inside of the container. Plus, there is a light-weight steel roll up door.”


  Shipping Containers

  • Idaho Storage Containers currently leases 20 ft containers for $70 per month


  • According to a representative from PODS®, the monthly lease rate for a 16 ft pod as of March 29, 20176 in Boise, Idaho was $149.99 per month plus tax.


  Shipping Containers

  • Shipping containers are available in 20ft and 40 ft lengths


  • According to the PODS® website, PODS storage units are available in 7ft, 12ft, and 16 ft lengths