So I am using Paypal Standard as my payment method for Mage ver 1.8. For now the method is in Sandbox Mode.

The issue is when I click on place order from Checkout page, it redirects me to Paypal Payment page. Now when I click on Cancel and return to Merchant's store, it redirects me to the store but my cart is empty and the order is placed in admin with the status Canceled.

Is this the default behavior for Paypal Standard Payment Method or is there any issue ?

Please Help.


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when you are redirect to PayPal site and click on Cancel and return to Merchant's store ... your store place order and status is cancel ....

here default behavior of magento .. to create order and set status cancel...

here little error is when you are redirect for PayPal site to Merchant's store cart never goes empty..

  • Lets say if I cancel and return to store and see my cart empty, I log out and login again after a week and then place an order - What will happen in this case ?
    – Mark
    Mar 5, 2014 at 12:30
  • same ... as like before ..... if you are payment successfully paid at that time your order place with processing status... no change with your login and log out and its time
    – ankit
    Mar 5, 2014 at 12:32
  • This will result in ghost orders in backend..What is the solution ?
    – Mark
    Mar 5, 2014 at 12:33
  • to delete ghost order .. install delete order module.. magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/delete-orders-5.html or magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/delete-orders-6.html
    – ankit
    Mar 5, 2014 at 12:42
  • Not a solution..
    – Mark
    Mar 5, 2014 at 12:47

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