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Cannot capture order after order Creation

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I want to use the PayPal REST API to create and capture an order. I think I may be misunderstanding how it works.


My request (shown below) creates an order, I then use the response I get back to open the payment window. I fill in the test details here and then I'm redirected to my return URL indicating success. Here is where I'm unclear on what to do next in order to capture the order. I've checked the test business account and the payment has not shown up there, for this reason I know it hasn't gone through. 

FYI - when I land on the return url I have




In the address bar, can either of these two values be used to complete the order? 



return axios({
    method: 'post',
    url: '',
    headers: { 'content-type': 'application/json', Authorization: accessToken },
    data: {
      intent: 'CAPTURE',
      purchase_units: [
          amount: {
            currency_code: 'GBP',
            value: amount
      application_context: {
        brand_name: 'Noods',
        locale: 'en',
        user_action: 'PAY_NOW',
        payment_method: {
          payer_selected: 'PAYPAL',
          payee_preferred: 'IMMEDIATE_PAYMENT_REQUIRED'
        return_url: 'http://localhost:3000/',
        cancel_url: ''
    .then(response => {
    .catch(error => {



I've been going round in circles with this so any help would be much appreciated! 




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