What are trade offers?
The Trading System is based on exchange offers between Steam users. Trade offers consist of selecting items to exchange from your inventory as well as items you’d prefer to get from your companion’s stock.
As soon as the Trade offer was sent, the trading companions would then be able to decide to accept, deny, or even make a counteroffer.
Steam trade URL
There are multiple ways on how to Trade on Steam whereas directly inviting your Steam trading partner to Trade is fairly the fastest and safest method. However, when using Gambling, Item Selling, or Buying third-party websites you will have to locate your Steam trading URL to use those websites since they rely on automatical Steam trading systems.
When using the individual Steam Trade URL, it allows you to send you an exchange offer regardless of whether the opposite trading partner is on your friend’s list or not.
To have an individual Steam Trade Link you will have to activate the Steam Guard protection for your profile first. Steam Guard is an extra level of security that can be applied to your Steam account. It protects your Steam credentials as well as your inventory when trading with other steam users. When possessing a Steam Guard protection you will also automatically be able to receive Steam Trade Requests from other users.
How to find your steam trade link (works for mobile too)
If your account possesses a Steam guard mobile protection and is eligible having a unique Steam Trade URL make sure to follow these simple steps on how to find your Steam Trade Link:
- Go to your Steam Profile.
- Click on Inventory.
- Once being on your Inventory, Click on Trade Offers on the upper right corner.
- Go to Who can send me Trade Offers.
You will now be able to view, duplicate, and edit your URL to Trade with other users as well as with third-party websites. This method will also work for your mobile device.
If you have applied all the described steps and it still doesn’t work simply log in here: http://steamcommunity.com/id/me/tradeoffers/privacy#trade_offer_access_url and you will be directed to your Steam Trade URL.