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What quote is



Quote = cart contents in Magento. Theoretically the quote is an offer and if the user accepts it (by checking 
out) it converts to order. You can control the lifetime yourself and they store metadata about the store, totals 
information , shipping and billing relations, relations to payment method and shipping method (that is quoted 
separately) and items. 


http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4612100/what-is-a-magento-quote