How to fix Steam ‘There was an error trying to load your shopping cart’

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Steam is a popular online gaming platform where users can purchase and play a wide range of games. However, users may sometimes encounter an error that prevents them from adding items to their shopping carts or proceeding to the checkout stage. The "there was an error trying to load your shopping cart" error is one such issue that can occur while shopping on Steam. It's important to note that this error can sometimes be caused by server-related outages on Steam's end. In such cases, the best course of action may be to wait until the servers come back online before attempting to shop again.

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How do you fix Steam 'There was an error trying to load your shopping cart'

Fortunately, there are several ways to troubleshoot this error and successfully complete your purchase:

  1. Reset the Steam client.
  2. Log in to your Steam account using an incognito window.
  3. Clear your history, cookies, and cache for your web browser.
  4. Restart your router by unplugging and plugging it back in for about twenty seconds.
  5. You can check to see if the Steam servers are down via the Unofficial Steam Status page located here.

If you're experiencing difficulty adding items to your shopping cart on Steam, don't panic. By following the steps outlined above and remaining patient during any server-related outages, you should be able to complete your purchase without any further issues.

For more about Steam and other potential errors, check out How to fix Steam Connection Timeout Error only on Pro Game Guides.

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Nat Collazo is a writer with a little over a decade of experience in the gaming industry after having started as a sign flipper for Play N' Trade stores while dressed as Mario. Now they spend all of their time writing, forgetting to drink their coffee, and switching between Pokemon Masters, Lost Ark, and whatever else currently has their interest.

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