There is Google Play Store and there is Google Store. The former is for digital content and the latter is for physical products. In this article, we are going to discuss about some of the most common Google Store error codes. One such major error code that many users have faced is the R013 error code. This error is widely known to have surfaced when users tried to checkout their carts. The error occurred for some users when they tried to add some items to their carts. For some other users, the error was shown when they simply tried to access the store as well. These are some of the scenarios and there could be many other scenarios.
Whatever be the reason why you might be getting this error, the main thing you need to understand is that this error is a server-side error. Server-side errors cannot be resolved from the client side, but we can still try to have workarounds for this issue. Also, even if you don’t do anything, the error will most probably be resolved by the Google team because if this issue happens, it happens to a huge user base, and for a company like Google, fixing an issue that affects multitudes of their users is of utmost importance. But as mentioned already, we can make sure that the issue is not from our side by following the solutions listed in this article. If it is, by any chance, from the client side, we have detailed in each solution here on how you can fix it.
Along with R013, there are some more error codes that Google Store users are facing and all those errors are listed below. You can try the solutions listed in this article for any of the error codes below, not just for R013.
- HTTP 500
- HTTP 502
- Out of Stock (OOS)
One major problem with these sorts of errors is that the user might manage to get their favorite products onto their carts and never be able to check them out because of errors like R013. As Google products are in high demand, the cart-added items could go out of stock so super fast, and thus the need to fix these errors at the soonest possible is inevitable. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s jump straight in, shall we?
Solution 1: Make Sure the Network Connection is Stable
The very first thing that you should make sure is that you have a stable network connection. If you are connected to the Internet via cellular data, try switching to a Wi-Fi network. If you are connected to the Internet via a Wi-Fi connection, then try switching to cellular data. You can also try switching to a different Wi-Fi connection if you are already on a Wi-Fi connection.
If the network is all fine and you are still facing the issue, let’s move on to the next solution.
Solution 2: Keep Refreshing Google Store Web Page
Since it is a server-side issue, you can try hitting the Refresh button at the top of the web page to check if the issue is fixed yet or not. This definitely won’t fix the issue, but would keep you posted about the status of the issue.
Solution 3: Try Hitting the Checkout Button Repeatedly
Just like in the above solution, if you are at the proceed to checkout/checkout page and you are getting the error while hitting the Proceed to Checkout/Checkout button, you can keep hitting the Proceed to Checkout/Checkout button. If the issue is resolved from the server side, then on one of those clicks, your products could get checked out.
Solution 4: Try from a Different Web Browser
If you are getting the error on the Google Chrome browser, try making the purchase using Mozilla Firefox or some other browser of your preference. You will have to log in to the Google account with which you are trying to make the purchase, in the second browser as well. If the issue still persists, you can try the Incognito modes of the browsers.
Solution 5: Use Some other Store for your Purchase
If none of the above-mentioned solutions worked for you, you really have to wait it out. Hopefully, Google will resolve the issue fast and you will be able to continue with your window shopping/purchase. However, if you are not ready to wait at all, and would like to purchase the item right away, you can rely on other stores like Amazon.
Please tell us in the comments section whether you could successfully resolve the Google Store error code R013.
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