Creating Multiple Checkouts Resets/Erases Cart

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When creating 2 checkouts from 1 cart, a new cart is being generated.

What is happening:

Items are added to the cart, a storefront request is made and a checkout url is generated. The checkout url is then rendered, but not completed.

If you then navigate back to the storefront, add another item, generate a new checkout and render the checkout Shopify will create a new cart (losing reference to the prior one).

I saw the new createCart mutation and can use this to get around this limitation, however, I am just interested in how the cart/checkout interaction work since I could not find this in the documentation.

*Edit: I am pretty sure this was happening because I was going over the storefront api rate limit.


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