Support » Plugin: WooCommerce PayPal Payments » Same “Pending Payment” problem everyone else is having…UGH!

  • Resolved scrapheap

    (@scrapheap)


    The reviews and the support forum are littered with this “pending payment” problem, yet there has been no release to fix the issue. My company was contacted by PayPal and pitched on the idea to switch over to this new plugin. We were using both Stripe and Paylal (with the last plugin) and everything was working fine. Now, we have been receiving daily emails from customers who have placed orders that appear “pending” in Woocommerce (and the site) but never appear in PayPal itself. Meaning that they need to be canceled manually by the customer so they can try again. If they try again, they are sometimes successful, but I guess it’s the luck of the draw.

    Once customer today said “Paypal looked like they were OK when I typed the password in correctly, but then repeatedly kept going in circles asking me to accept cookies. After logging in and trying several times, I shut the page down to try fresh. I logged in to my account with you and saw in recent orders that my order was pending payment.”

    This customer’s order wasn’t even sent to PayPal and had to be manually canceled before re-ordering. Other users experiencing problems say that they keep accepting the “terms and conditions”, but PayPal doesn’t let them proceeds, putting them again in a perpetual loop. And yet others probably give up without contacting us altogether. Again, all of these problems started on day 1 of the new plugin with no other plugins or upgrades installed.

    I’ve visited this post and some users believe it’s an IPN/timeout issue: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/ipn-paypal-settings/. That being said, regardless of what you find is causing this error, it needs to be resolved ASAP before we all lose faith in the plugin/PayPal. Thanks for reading!

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by scrapheap.
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  • Plugin Support Inpsyde Niklas

    (@niklasinpsyde)

    Hi @scrapheap,

    Apologies for the trouble.
    The next plugin update is scheduled for early next week and should resolve this behavior you are experiencing.
    This plugin version may already provide some relief as it fixes a potential issue in the checkout when a new user account is created: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PZuqz_jakapp_0hHeXXAQl-CRlEIPWZQ/
    In any case, we are currently testing the next update and will release it as soon as possible.

    Kind regards,
    Niklas

    Thread Starter scrapheap

    (@scrapheap)

    Thanks, I’ll try the beta release until it’s ready.

    Plugin Support Andreas W.

    (@aweissinpsyde)

    Thank you

    Plugin Support Joost van de Vijver

    (@joostvandevijver)

    Hello @scrapheap

    the last update was released 2 days ago, have you been able to test this against the pending payment issue? We would love to hear if this release resolved your problems.

    Kind regards,
    Joost

    Plugin Support Andreas W.

    (@aweissinpsyde)

    Closed because of inactivity

    Thread Starter scrapheap

    (@scrapheap)

    Sorry, late to the party here, but this problem is not resolved. I had to switch to Stripe for all my credit cards and PayPal is still acting up. Long time customers don’t have this issue, but new customers do. Something happens in your plugin when a new account is created during the order. The order appears pending in WooCommerce, but never hits our PayPal account. But, it does seem to hit the customers account or bank for some reason. I may have to go back to the old paypal plugin pretty soon…

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