Thawte SSL Extended Validation Certificate

PayFast recently acquired an SSL Extended Validation (EV) certificate, so we thought we would share this with you or possibly introduce you to this. SSL is Secure Sockets Layer is a security protocol that provides users with a secure channel between two machines connecting via the internet. What is a standard SSL certificate? With standard […]

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Engage with the World of Social Media Marketing

The Social Media World Forum Africa kicked off on the 1st of June 2011 held at the iconic CTICC. The SMWF provided talks, discussions and presentations by some of the leading thinkers and brands who have been ‘early-adopters’/ fore runners in the newly established social media industry. It also provided attendees with interactive discussions, close […]

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Service Interruption: 14 July 2011

Please be advised that PayFast may experience intermittent interruptions processing credit card payments on 14 July 2011, from 00:00 to 05:00. During this window, one of our suppliers will be performing maintenance on their network. The Instant EFT and Ukash payment methods will be unaffected by this interruption and the maintenance window is scheduled for a […]

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WHMCS Module Updated

Yet another update has become available in the landscape of eCommerce software solutions :) The WHMCS V4.5 update has recently been released after being in beta for several months. We are happy to inform you that our module for WHMCS has been updated accordingly. The primary feature of this upgrade, which has many excited, is […]

Insights from the Online Retailing Conference (Part 2)

So now that the general landscape and marketing insights have been discussed (part 1) lets move on to the technical stuff that is very important when it comes to online retailing. Payment Solutions It is very important that you choose the right payment methods. There are several payment methods available, choose the ones that work […]

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Insights from the Online Retailing Conference (Part 1)

A few of us at PayFast recently attended the Online Retailing conference in May this year. It was held in the beautifully serene Indaba Hotel that was nested securely away from the surrounding bustle of the Johannesburg highways. But enough with the vivid scene setting ;) There are some interesting learnings that the conference revealed […]

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PrestaShop Module Released

Great news! PayFast has released a free payment module for PrestaShop! A Prestashop module for PayFast was previously available from the PrestaShop website for a fee. Due to its increasing popularity and numerous requests from our customers, we decided to develop a plugin ourselves and release it free of charge. eCommerce store owners can now download […]

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WP eCommerce Module Updated

We’re happy to announce that our module for WP eCommerce has been updated to be compatible with the latest version (3.8). The new release of this popular eCommerce system boasts several new features and optimizations that will enhance your customers’ online shopping experience. The improvements include: Better template integration for WordPress themes A new user […]

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Funding types now displayed

The method used to fund a particular payment is now visible on your account landing page as well as your account history. It is also displayed when viewing the detail of a particular payment. Previously, the only way to know how the payment was funded was to work it out based on the fee (which […]

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SimpleTick includes native support for PayFast

Following hot on the heels of HostBill, SimpleTick has also included native support for PayFast :-) SimpleTick – Easy Online Ticketing Software that helps businesses and organizations of all sizes manage, promote and sell-out their events. SimpleTick is used by a number of websites around the world. Again, as with other system which natively support […]

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