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Steel Shopping Cart & Liner

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The heart of our Shopping Cart is a traditional collapsible wire cart that has long been popular for trips to the grocery store, farmer's market, flea market and laundromat. It features the heavy-duty durability that steel provides, a clip in the bottom to keep the cart in the open position when desired, foam grip handles, and a sleek silver powder-coated finish. Assembly is remarkably simple - following the picture on the label, just slide back the u-shaped clip on the axle, slip on the wheel and the release clip - that's all there is to it! It easily accommodates a couple of paper grocery sacks or laundry bags, and is also convenient for storing and transporting toys, gardening supplies and pool toys and supplies. When not in use, it folds down to a slim 10" for compact storage and is free standing in the folded position.

  • Basket measures 12" x 14" x 18" h
  • Accommodates up to 55 pounds
  • A liner for the interior is available (sold separately, listed below)
  • For wheel-mounting instructions, see the assembly guide

Shopping Cart Steel
  • SKU#: 10016274
  • 17-1/2" x 20" x 35" h
This item is backordered and should be available for shipping on May 27
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Steel Cart Nylon Liner Black
  • SKU#: 10049262
  • 11" x 13" x 18" h
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Steel Shopping Cart & Liner


  • 11" x 13" x 18" h


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Steel Shopping Cart & Liner is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 37.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from poorly designed the wheels interferes with you feet when you walk and i was afraid i’d trip. returned the cart.
Date published: 2018-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact and convenient This cart holds just enough for my usual shopping at the supermarket. It was easy to assemble and folds to a compact size for storage in my closet.
Date published: 2018-11-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Easy to Use - but.... Would have given 5 stars (very easy and smooth to use on uneven sidewalks) but 1 wheel came off. Store graciously replaced the cart, but clip (used to keep it folded) is mis-aligned. I highly recommend the cart despite high cost and the wheel problem. PS: Also very light, but sturdy!
Date published: 2018-10-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not worth buying I bought this cart and I am taking it back. It is so difficult to handle. The front wheel doesn't swivel which makes it difficult to push even with nothing in it. I am very disappointed because it is pleasing to look at.
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best purchase ever! Sturdy shopping cart, easy to assemble, ample size for those of us who shop for one item and find out they bought more than expected. Space saving placement in trunk of purchase ever!!!!!!!
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not easily manuverable The heavier the contents, the less manuverable the cart is. I am a (mobile) professional gift wrapper during the holidays, so I was really looking forward to using this. In addition to not fitting into the second row of my roomy SUV (Highlander), the wheel base is different from front to back. So, while the cart may squeeze through a small doorway (or baby gate, for example) going backward, it may not fit in through on the front. I found myself having to unload all the rolls of wrapping paper into my car, THEN placing the cart lying down in the tailgate, then re-loading the cart when I arrived at my destination. Vice versa when I left... a big hassle.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Do not like this cart at all. I found it very difficult to attach the wheels and they still don't seem as stable as they should be. The main problem is that the cart is very difficult to maneuver because the front wheels don't swivel. And when you tilt the cart onto the back wheels to turn it, things fall out, and that also makes the handle too low to hold comfortably, so you have to bend over (and I am only 5'4"). I can only fit three grocery bags in it. After a few months I've decided to replace it, so it was a waste of money. Definitely not worth the price. I don't understand how so many people like this cart.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Basket I bought this to help cart medical supplies for my daughter with a ventilator. It really came in handy.
Date published: 2016-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from front wheels should turn I love the lightness of the cart and it moves so easily on a straight surface. The problem is that the front wheels do not turn and it can be cumbersome when loaded and you need to turn a corner.
Date published: 2015-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the second one I purchased. My friend saw me using it, and I bought this one for her.
Date published: 2014-12-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from BEWARE!!!!! I cannot understand how my experience could be so opposite than that of other reviewers. This cart is a piece of junk. The wheels WILL NOT stay on no matter what you do. The first one I bought I figured was just defective, so I took it back for another. It has the same problem. The store's answer was "yes it can be very difficult!". Well why are they selling it? I am taking it to the trash dumpster where it belongs. If you buy one, don't say you weren't warned!!!!
Date published: 2014-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new buddy! Light and sturdy, nice big wheels good for outdoors and collapses easy. Difficult to turn but oh well... Are any easy to turn? The rest is perfect and the good wheels are key!
Date published: 2014-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shopping cart This will be my best buddy when going to the grocery store and/or bringing assorted items up to my apartment on the 3rd floor!
Date published: 2014-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works perfect We needed a cart to house the newspapers for an assisted living community. This allows for the carrier to have a place to put papers and also allows for easy delivery inside the building.
Date published: 2014-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Steel Shopping Cart I am going to get a lot of use from this cart. I keep it in the trunk of my car and use it to get the groceries in the house. It's not too big. It's just the right size for me. And to my surprize it holds a lot of groceries. I'm glad I bought it.
Date published: 2014-03-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Why did the Wheel Pop Off? I have had this cart for over a year, invaluable for shopping in my neighborhood to 2 or more stores... It's easy to maneuver, etc., but today, while crossing my apartment garage, I stopped to drop off some recycling, heard a little noise, looked down,and the front left wheel was on the ground, with a little small rubber thing (a washer?)... I took the cart back into the lobby, and looked at the good wheel then the one that fell off, and was able to snap it and the pin back in place, but now I feel that this could happen again... Is there a way to get a new left front wheel, and pins, or what does Container Store suggest. Thank you,
Date published: 2014-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So glad to have this sturdy workhorse for lugging laundry, groceries, and library books! A wonky set of shoulders has put paid to lugging all this on my own! Just wish it had swivel wheels in front (as the larger model has) for negotiating turns. Still, swivels or no, I'm delighted to have it!
Date published: 2014-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Steel shopping cart I have been wanting and needing this item for some time. I carry alot of items in and out daily and needed this item. I have only had it for a little over one week, but have used it almost daily. I love the size as it is not too large to put in car. My only regret, I did not get it sooner!!!
Date published: 2013-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Practical and Lightweight This cart is perfect for storing in the trunk of my car and still having sufficient room for day to day items and family stuff or in my small apartment. Since it is lightweight, you have to be careful handling it - don't bang it around. I saw a review of the wheel coming off - you have to secure them and make sure they are snapped in. I didn't purchase the liner, but it fits lots of items. By the way, the wheels don't turn.
Date published: 2013-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from stel frame shopping cart very sturdy, easy to pull; folds up for storage. Padded handle is very nice and comfortable. Liner protects shopping items from weather and adds color.
Date published: 2013-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shopping cart I bought this shopping cart to replace my old "Fernando" shopping cart. It was sad to see it go. But, this shopping cart is so light and easy to roll. I can push it one hand and it rolls over the bumps and crevices, without getting stuck. This cart is now wearing "Fernando's" name/license plate.
Date published: 2013-07-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poorly Designed Used once... a wheel fell off and was unable to reattach... a waste of money!
Date published: 2013-05-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from could be much better I want to give this cart a negative review, but I have to admit that I have had it for more than 5 years and it still sort-of works, so I can't be as negative as all that. I find the cart wobbly and not very well made. The wheels fall off and are held on by clips that get lost which is a problem when you are at the store, however at home a hairpin will work to put them back. I find it to be too short for me, I'm 5"7" and not big enough for shopping for a family of 5. It does push nicely with one hand when you have to hold an umbrella in the other. Now looking for something bigger, taller and sturdier.
Date published: 2013-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shopping cart ever! got this one about four years ago. still going in one piece after extreme grocery shopping and laundry rounds. people always ask where i got it from. this one was definitely worth the price!!!
Date published: 2013-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice This is a helpful item for my mother-in-law who is 86. She likes this cart.
Date published: 2013-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helping Hand I needed something to help me carry my groceries and packages to my apartment from the parking garage. I had bought one from another store and it was hard to fit into my trunk. My parents gave me this one from The Container Store and I love it. It folds up nicely and fits perfectly and out of the way in my trunk!
Date published: 2012-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lifesaver I was in a major car accident that left me with permanent neck and back injuries three years ago at the age of 30. I bought this cart to take groceries from the car up to my apartment (via elevator). It maneuvers well, holds a bunch and has saved me from multiple trips while I carry one bag at a time. Lightweight and stores easily in my car's trunk. LOVE it!
Date published: 2012-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This comes in so handy! I purchased this for my daughter to keep in her dorm room because I was tired of us having to lug multiple packages to/from the car. This cart is a lifesaver! It is really sturdy and has done a great job of carrying really heavy items without any signs of wear. We even used it when she moved to another floor. Best purchase I've made in a while!
Date published: 2012-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Steel Shopping Cart When I use my cart, whether for the Library, or to the farmer's market, people stop and ask me where I got it! It is so stylish and functional, I have one for work and one for home!
Date published: 2012-03-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sturdy cart Cart is sturdy, well built. Others commented that it is heavy--I disagree, it is quite light weight. It is easy to fold it up and put in your car. I did not buy the liner, so I cannot comment about how it folds with the liner. I use it to transport a heavy, oddly shaped pitching machine and it works great because it is deep, and well balanced. The one downside is the front wheels do not swivel making it difficult to turn without tilting it back on 2 wheels. Overall, a nice sturdy, light weight cart.
Date published: 2011-07-16
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Community Q&A


What is the weight of this cart?
Asked by: likecontainerstore
Very light weight and easy to maneuver yet sturdy.
Answered by: IngridB
Date published: 2018-12-01

what does the cart measure in width, including wheels?

Asked by: adaking
Have no idea - it is small yet holds a lot.
Answered by: IngridB
Date published: 2018-10-25

Couldn't put the wheels on

I read the instructions -- I pressed on the U-shaped clip and put the wheels on, but they slip right off. What am I doing wrong?
Asked by: Kaye88
We are sorry to hear that you are having assembly issues with the Steel Shopping Cart. If you are still encountering difficulties with this item, please email with your name and telephone number. One of our representatives will be in touch to walk through the issues you are encountering.
Answered by: tcbeall
Date published: 2013-10-22
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