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PayFast partners with the Craft and Design Institute

We’re lucky at PayFast to be exposed to some incredible South Africans running successful online businesses. Ecommerce in the country is booming and we strive to get more and more businesses online and accepting payments.

For this reason, we’ve partnered with the Craft and Design Institute (CDI) to support and grow the local craft and design entrepreneur industry in South Africa. How do we plan to do this? By getting as many creatives online selling their offerings far and wide.

If you are a crafter, artisan or designer then PayFast and the CDI can enable you to sell your products online, and you don’t even need a website. Running your own business is daunting at the best of times and it can be a challenge to get paid on time by your customers.

If you don’t have a website you can use PayFast’s Request Payment feature where you can send an email to your customers with a ‘Pay Now’ link for them to make payment straight away. What’s more, your customers can choose to pay you with their preferred payment method such as credit or cheque card (from anywhere in the world, so this means you can access international clients!) Instant EFT, masterpass, mobicred, bitcoin and debit cards (through PayD).

If you are up and running and ready to create a website to sell your products online, then take a look at PayFast’s integrations to some of the best shopping cart platforms out there. Simply connect PayFast to your website and start accepting payment from your customers.

To kick off this partnership with CDI we are offering a 20% reduction in fees for your first year of transactions. This promotion is open to all CDI members when they sign up to PayFast.

Get in touch on for more information and watch this space for more about this partnership.