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PayPal Express Integration Shop

Having trouble with PayPal integration.

Template is as follows:

if (perch_member_logged_in()) {

  // your 'success' return URL
  $return_url = '/shop/success';
  $cancel_url = '/shop/failure';


  perch_shop_checkout('paypal-express', [
    'return_url' => $return_url,
    'cancel_url' => $cancel_url,

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <title><?php perch_pages_title(); ?></title>
    <?php perch_page_attributes(); ?>


    if (perch_member_logged_in()) {
        echo 'Logged in';


  if (perch_shop_order_successful()) {
      echo '<h1>Thank you for your order!</h1>';
      echo '<h1>Sorry!</h1>';


On load the page refreshes. Then display the 'Sorry!' message. An order confirmation email is generated, however no order is created in admin area and the $return_url is not displayed.

At no point are we passed to PayPal to log in or complete payment.

Paypal express settings are correct (sandbox credentials removed):

'paypal-express' => [
                    'enabled'   => true,
                    'test_mode' => true,
                    'live' => [
                        'username'  => 'paypal_api_username',
                        'password'  => 'paypal_api_password',
                        'signature' => 'paypal_api_signature',
                    'test' => [
                        'username'  => 'sandbox username',
                        'password'  => 'sandbox password',
                        'signature' => 'sandbox signature',

Can anyone help here?

Tony Astley

Tony Astley 0 points

  • 3 years ago
Hussein Al Hammad

Hussein Al Hammad 105 points
Registered Developer

Hello Tony,

I think your return and cancel URLs need to be full URLs. e.g.

Thank you Hussein, That fixed it.

I also changed the email notification to fire on 'Paid' rather than created and that fixed the order confirmation issue too.