Accept payments the easy way

If you are selling online, you want to get paid online. PayFast is SA’s leading payment gateway offering fast, secure payment processing for businesses of any size.

  • Free setup and no monthly fees
  • Only pay a small transaction fee when a sale is made
  • Accept multiple payment methods via a single platform
  • PCI DSS Level 1 Service Provider

With PayFast it’s easy for anyone to accept multiple payment methods online. Create and verify your PayFast account, then integrate PayFast on your website using one 80+ popular shopping carts we support. Custom integrations are also supported.

Speak to us about your individual needs or if you have any questions. Complete the contact form here and we’ll get back to you.


Can I receive payments if I'm not a registered business?

Absolutely. You can register with PayFast to receive payments as an individual/sole proprietor, as a registered business or as a registered charity.

How long does it take to get set up?

We try to eliminate all barriers of entry to selling online and you can technically start accepting payments on the same day as registering with us (if all your documents are in order, of course). You will need to register an account with us, which should take you between two and five minutes. After this, you’ll need to verify your details with us by uploading some documents on your account. We verify these documents within eight business hours. You can then add PayFast into your website or eCommerce platform.

Do buyers pay a fee to use the facility?

No. We simply charge the seller a small fee on each successful transaction. This fee depends on the payment method that the buyer used.

How does the Payout process work?

All funds processed reflect immediately in your PayFast account, but not in your linked bank account. You can log into your PayFast account and click the Payout button to move the funds to your bank account or set up Scheduled Payouts. Funds are eligible to be paid out after a 48 hour security and fraud review holding period.

Do I need a website to get paid?

No. While it’s a great idea to have a website and list your products online –ideally with one of the many supported eCommerce platforms– many merchants use PayFast simply to send payment requests to their clients via our Request Money feature.