PayPal Payment Gateway API integration in Laravel6

Today, in this article i will share with you how to PayPal payment gateway API integration in laravel 6 application from the scratch example. currently in the market lots of payment gateway available in the market. but PayPal is a one of the best and very old payment solutions. right now much big company has been used PayPal payment gateway for payment solutions.

In these tutorials we will share with you a full example of how to integrate PayPal payment gateway in your laravel application.

We use here paypal/rest-api-sdk-php package for integrating PayPal with laravel. this is a very good PayPal package for integrating PayPal with laravel.

Here I give you a full example of How to integrate PayPal payment gateway step by step like create laravel project, migration, model, route, blade file, etc. So you have to just follow a few steps as listed below.

Step - 1 : Create new laravel application

First, we need to create laravel 6 application in our local system to help of running the following command in terminal.

composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel blog

Step - 2 : Database Configuration

After creating a new one laravel application then after we need to configure our database setting in .env file like that.


Step - 3 : Install Required Packages

Now, we need to install paypal/rest-api-sdk-php package in our laravel application for the integration PayPal payment API in our laravel 6 application.

composer require paypal/rest-api-sdk-php

After installing the above package in your laravel application then We need to create one config file paypal.php in config folder and in this file, we are set our PayPal client_id and secret and more PayPal configuration options like this way

If you are not knowing how to create Paypal client_id and secret in PayPal sandbox. please show this video for it : How to integrate paypal with laravel


/** set your paypal credential **/
'client_id' =>'paypal client_id',
'secret' => 'paypal secret ID',
* SDK configuration 
'settings' => array(
	* Available option 'sandbox' or 'live'
	'mode' => 'sandbox',
	* Specify the max request time in seconds
	'http.ConnectionTimeOut' => 1000,
	* Whether want to log to a file
	'log.LogEnabled' => true,
	* Specify the file that want to write on
	'log.FileName' => storage_path() . '/logs/paypal.log',
	* Available option 'FINE', 'INFO', 'WARN' or 'ERROR'
	* Logging is most verbose in the 'FINE' level and decreases as you
	* proceed towards ERROR
	'log.LogLevel' => 'FINE'

Step - 4 : Create Route

Now we have required three routes in you routes/web.php file one is required for show Paypal payment form view and one another is for make post HTTP request and third for check our payment return status response is true or false like this way.


// route for view/blade file
Route::get('paywithpaypal', array('as' => 'paywithpaypal','uses' => 'PaypalController@payWithPaypal',));
// route for post request
Route::post('paypal', array('as' => 'paypal','uses' => 'PaypalController@postPaymentWithpaypal',));
// route for check status responce
Route::get('paypal', array('as' => 'status','uses' => 'PaypalController@getPaymentStatus',));

Step - 5 : Create Controller

Now, we need to create the PaypalController.php file in app/Http/Controllers and write the following code into it.


namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use App\Http\Requests;
use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use Validator;
use URL;
use Session;
use Redirect;
use Input;

/** All Paypal Details class **/
use PayPal\Rest\ApiContext;
use PayPal\Auth\OAuthTokenCredential;
use PayPal\Api\Amount;
use PayPal\Api\Details;
use PayPal\Api\Item;
use PayPal\Api\ItemList;
use PayPal\Api\Payer;
use PayPal\Api\Payment;
use PayPal\Api\RedirectUrls;
use PayPal\Api\ExecutePayment;
use PayPal\Api\PaymentExecution;
use PayPal\Api\Transaction;

class PaypalController extends Controller
    private $_api_context;
     * Create a new controller instance.
     * @return void
    public function __construct()
        /** setup PayPal api context **/
        $paypal_conf = \Config::get('paypal');
        $this->_api_context = new ApiContext(new OAuthTokenCredential($paypal_conf['client_id'], $paypal_conf['secret']));

     * Show the application paywith paypalpage.
     * @return \Illuminate\Http\Response
    public function payWithPaypal()
        return view('paywithpaypal');

     * Store a details of payment with paypal.
     * @param  \Illuminate\Http\Request  $request
     * @return \Illuminate\Http\Response
    public function postPaymentWithpaypal(Request $request)
        $payer = new Payer();

    	$item_1 = new Item();

        $item_1->setName('Item 1') /** item name **/
            ->setPrice($request->get('amount')); /** unit price **/

        $item_list = new ItemList();

        $amount = new Amount();

        $transaction = new Transaction();
            ->setDescription('Your transaction description');

        $redirect_urls = new RedirectUrls();
        $redirect_urls->setReturnUrl(URL::route('status')) /** Specify return URL **/

        $payment = new Payment();
            /** dd($payment->create($this->_api_context));exit; **/
        try {
        } catch (\PayPal\Exception\PPConnectionException $ex) {
            if (\Config::get('app.debug')) {
                \Session::put('error','Connection timeout');
                return Redirect::route('paywithpaypal');
                /** echo "Exception: " . $ex->getMessage() . PHP_EOL; **/
                /** $err_data = json_decode($ex->getData(), true); **/
                /** exit; **/
            } else {
                \Session::put('error','Some error occur, sorry for inconvenient');
                return Redirect::route('paywithpaypal');
                /** die('Some error occur, sorry for inconvenient'); **/

        foreach($payment->getLinks() as $link) {
            if($link->getRel() == 'approval_url') {
                $redirect_url = $link->getHref();

        /** add payment ID to session **/
        Session::put('paypal_payment_id', $payment->getId());

        if(isset($redirect_url)) {
            /** redirect to paypal **/
            return Redirect::away($redirect_url);

        \Session::put('error','Unknown error occurred');
    	return Redirect::route('paywithpaypal');

    public function getPaymentStatus()
        /** Get the payment ID before session clear **/
        $payment_id = Session::get('paypal_payment_id');
        /** clear the session payment ID **/
        if (empty(Input::get('PayerID')) || empty(Input::get('token'))) {
            \Session::put('error','Payment failed');
            return Redirect::route('paywithpaypal');
        $payment = Payment::get($payment_id, $this->_api_context);
        /** PaymentExecution object includes information necessary **/
        /** to execute a PayPal account payment. **/
        /** The payer_id is added to the request query parameters **/
        /** when the user is redirected from paypal back to your site **/
        $execution = new PaymentExecution();
        /**Execute the payment **/
        $result = $payment->execute($execution, $this->_api_context);
        /** dd($result);exit; /** DEBUG RESULT, remove it later **/
        if ($result->getState() == 'approved') { 
            /** it's all right **/
            /** Here Write your database logic like that insert record or value in database if you want **/

            \Session::put('success','Payment success');
            return Redirect::route('paywithpaypal');
        \Session::put('error','Payment failed');

		return Redirect::route('paywithpaypal');

Step - 6 : Create Blade File

Now we create one simple blade file for PayPal payment form in resources/views/paywithpaypal.blade.php


<div class="container">
    <div class="row">
        <div class="col-md-8 col-md-offset-2">
            <div class="panel panel-default">
                @if ($message = Session::get('success'))
                <div class="custom-alerts alert alert-success fade in">
                    <button type="button" class="close" data-dismiss="alert" aria-hidden="true"></button>
                    {!! $message !!}
                <?php Session::forget('success');?>

                @if ($message = Session::get('error'))
                <div class="custom-alerts alert alert-danger fade in">
                    <button type="button" class="close" data-dismiss="alert" aria-hidden="true"></button>
                    {!! $message !!}
                <?php Session::forget('error');?>
                <div class="panel-heading">Paywith Paypal</div>
                <div class="panel-body">
                    <form class="form-horizontal" method="POST" id="payment-form" role="form" action="{!! URL::route('addmoney.paypal') !!}" >
                        {{ csrf_field() }}

                        <div class="form-group{{ $errors->has('amount') ? ' has-error' : '' }}">
                            <label for="amount" class="col-md-4 control-label">Amount</label>

                            <div class="col-md-6">
                                <input id="amount" type="text" class="form-control" name="amount" value="{{ old('amount') }}" autofocus>

                                @if ($errors->has('amount'))
                                    <span class="help-block">
                                        <strong>{{ $errors->first('amount') }}</strong>
                        <div class="form-group">
                            <div class="col-md-6 col-md-offset-4">
                                <button type="submit" class="btn btn-primary">
                                    Paywith Paypal

We hope it will help you in PayPal payment integration in your laravel application.