Is there anyone that knows how to set up a shipping option for freight products where the buyer must receive a freight quote before being able to check out and purchase the item.
The reason I ask this question is because our supplier has multiple locations they could ship from and product location may very. so its not as easy as setting up a calculator with a ship from. My suppliers ship from can very from day to day.
To fetch freight quotes, you need to integrate with a freight-supporting carrier like FedEx. Since Shopify doesn't support freight shipping, the workaround will be to use an app. I suggest you take a look at Ship, Rate, Track app. The app allows you to display FedEx freight services & the quotes for each service.
Let me know if you are planning to use any other Freight carriers or have any doubts. I will be happy to assist!