Google App Engine, PayPal, Python – A Tutorial

Google App EngineInterested in accepting payments with PayPal Adaptive Payments using Google App Engine? Check out this tutorial by Supernifty.

It covers the steps involved in getting set up with Google App Engine and building a simple store with PayPal as the payment provider.

The source code is available from GitHub.

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10 Responses to “Google App Engine, PayPal, Python – A Tutorial”

  1. jon says:

    Cool, great to know. Have you tried it out? Any feedback on functionality/reliability etc…

  2. Matt says:


    looks interesting. has part 2 been written yet?

  3. peter says:

    @matt, thanks – yep, check out part 2 and part 3 for the full series!

  4. Nick says:

    I got it to work with python 2.5 but not with 2.7. The error I get using python 2.7 is “headers must be str”

  5. peter says:

    Thanks Nick for the report – the code has been updated with a fix for the Python 2.7 runtime.

  6. Alan says:

    I tried it and it works really nice!…just wondering if it’s possible to implement this with a shopping cart. Thanks

  7. peter says:

    Thanks Alan – there’s the start of an app engine shopping cart at but I’m not aware of any mature app engine shopping carts.

  8. lrt says:

    the domine not works, in what other place can see the tutorials

  9. peter says:

    I will upload versions to in the next few days. Apologies for the inconvenience.

  10. peter says:

    @lrt – I’ve uploaded copies of the articles to Supernifty; you can find them at
    Hope that helps!

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