Creating A Shopify Order Via Postman / Shopify API

I ran into this tutorial using every technology in the world which is supposed to show how to build a react app from the ground up to leverage the shopify API. However there also this page describing a simple API call to do more or less what I need.

The goal is to have an entirely custom (extremely simple) checkout process that ends up in the shopify system. It would go something like this:

Stripe purchase ok -> shopify order saved -> thank you page redirect.

EDIT: It appears that the format https://api_key:[email protected]/admin/api/2019-07/orders.json solves the authentication problem. The call:

GET https://key:[email protected]/admin/api/2019-07/orders.json returns a pleasant { "orders": [] } so the authentication is a-ok.

However, doing a POST https://key:[email protected]/admin/api/2019-07/orders.json

Seems to return a cryptic page, instead of an error like so (which simply leads to your demo store/app):

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So, in summary, I have a store, an authorized app (which successfully authenticates) so how do I add an order for an existing SKU programmatically?



Are you sure there are no cookies on the request? Because I can reproduce your exact issue if I add cookies.

It might be easier to use curl in order to have absolute clarity into what is being posted. For example:

# Edit to change app hostname, key/secret, and product/variant/customer ids 

curl -X POST 'https://key:[email protected]/admin/api/2019-07/orders.json' \
-H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
-d '{
  "order": {
    "line_items": [
        "product_id": 2017449607219,
        "variant_id": 17985741619251,
        "quantity": 1
    "customer": {
      "id": 1257159000115
    "financial_status": "pending"


  "order": {

But if you want to stick with Postman, here are the supporting screenshots showing success without cookies, and failure with:

Confirming there are no cookies set:

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Successful post to orders.json endpoint:

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Now, add a cookie:

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And I get the response shown in your question:

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