I'm working with a client who ships most products via FedEx freight (LTL) due to their weight--most orders are over 150 lbs. I'm having a devil of a time trying to get real time quotes from their FedEx account sent to the Shopify checkout page, since the default Shopify integration with FedEx is only for Ground, not Freight. I would love some help setting this up. Here's what I know so far:
Approaching it from a "build it from scratch" angle: a Shopify-built ActiveShipping library seems to work with FedEx freight, but I don’t see how to connect the library with the store, or how to otherwise install it. It seems like ActiveShipping is a module I could install on a proxy server that would handle shipping rates. If so, here are my questions:
Please let me know if I'm overthinking this or missing something obvious. I would love to hear that it's simpler than I'm making it out to be! Thank you.
You will need to configure your app with the FedEx credentials as well in order to fetch negotiated freight rates. It has been a while since I've looked at this but I do know it has been done in the past by some partners. You will need to use an app proxy so you can fetch the negotiated rates in the cart to pass to the checkout.