PayFast gives back to three worthy causes

As what has become a proud PayFast ‘giving back’ tradition, we kicked off 2020 by donating a total of R60,000 to three PayFast registered causes: Adopt a Pet, PATCH and Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust. For the past few years, every December we select viable candidates from the PayFast Cause Index and give our active […]

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How iTickets is redefining event ticketing sales with Split Payments by PayFast

At PayFast we believe that the best way to showcase our products is to demonstrate how our merchants are using them as a payment solution for their online businesses. We recently sat down with Albertus Potgieter, Managing Director at iTickets South Africa, to find out about the event ticketing platform’s experience of being an early […]

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5 tips for developing an SEO strategy for your ecommerce store

Setting up your online store and getting your first paying customer can be an immensely rewarding experience. However, irrespective of how much effort and time you have put into setting up your online store, an unfortunate reality is that it may be challenging to attract buyers to your website and stand out from other online […]

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TEDxCapeTownWomen was truly bold + beautiful

We couldn’t have asked for a better way to end off our 2019 event calendar than by participating in the sold out TEDxCapeTownWomen event, which was held in the Silo District of the V&A Waterfront on Saturday, 7th December.  TEDxCapeTownWomen, an offshoot of TEDxCapeTown, is a self-organised movement that provides a platform for people to […]

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Black Friday 2019 breaks PayFast records

Even though it was predicted, we have been blown away at how successful Black Friday and Cyber Monday were this year. Black Friday alone broke records all around, demonstrating the enthusiasm of South Africans to find the best online shopping deals ahead of the festive season.   In the lead up to the Black Friday and […]

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PayFast partners with Cape Town Startup Week 2019

PayFast is excited to come on board as an official partner for Cape Town Startup Week 2019, which will be taking place from the 3rd to 5th of December at Workshop17 in the iconic Watershed at the V&A Waterfront.  Now in its second year, Cape Town Startup Week is an inspiring and educational initiative that […]

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Move over ecommerce silos, marketplace platforms are the future

At no other time in history has there been a more exciting time to be in ecommerce. With the popularity of online shopping overtaking traditional brick and mortar shops and shopping malls globally, if you’re in retail then it’s now more imperative than ever to have an online presence. However, while running and selling products […]

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Get your online store ready for Black Friday 2019

As we fast approach what has become the most anticipated shopping extravaganza of the year, we would like to take a look at what makes Black Friday and Cyber Monday so special. We also want to offer some advice on what you, as an online merchant, can do to ensure that you have the best […]

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PayFast launches Split Payments

It’s important for us to remain pioneers in the payments industry by providing you with the best cutting-edge capabilities. This is why we are proud to announce the launch of Split Payments – a first of its kind in South Africa. Setting your business up for success in the digital economy Gone are the days […]

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This payday weekend is on us

This payday weekend we are treating you to something special… From 00:01 on 25 October to 23:59 on 27 October 2019 we will reduce our Instant EFT fees to 0%. That means all payments processed via Instant EFT during this period won’t incur any processing fees! If you aren’t a PayFast merchant yet, then now […]

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