I see this expression in shopping carts, and it seems related to tracking the shipment, but I don't understand what it is. Could please anybody explain that?
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Shipping is an additional cost, in your case born by the customer and that will usually depend upon 2 factors.
The ordering process will usually provide you with a quote (how much money you will be charged) for your order.
As reported by the NOAD one of the meaning of quote (as noun) is "a quotation giving the estimated cost for a particular job or service."
A shipping quote is an element of online shopping carts, it represents the cost of shipping that product.
This varies based on (obviously) the weight plus the user's choice of shipping options such as Standard Post, or Fedex or Overnight Delivery etc.
This is the same as freight rate