If it's too big to mail, many people aren't sure how to ship heavy or large items. Many people also wonder if commercial shipping rates are less expensive than residential shipping services. The answer is not necessarily. If both an individual and a business have the same items, packaged the same way and are delivering to the same location using the same equipment, than the shipping rates would be the same. If your pick up and drop off locations have a fork lift or loading dock you won’t to add on the cost of a lift gate.