Are you ready for Black Friday?

It’s that time of year where “Save the date” promotions for 23 November, 2018, are raising their heads. Black Friday is on its way. Retail giants, such as Shoprite, Checkers, and Zando, are already encouraging shoppers to subscribe to their mailing lists to receive Black Friday deals, promising even bigger and better discounts than they […]

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Masterpass now accepts Zapper payments

Masterpass by Mastercard is leading the scan-to-pay movement by positioning themselves as the one-stop organizer for QR codes in South Africa. This follows Mastercard’s recent announcement of interoperability agreements between Zapper and SnapScan. The good news is that merchants who have the Masterpass payment option enabled on their PayFast account are now able to accept […]

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4 Steps to Choosing an E-commerce Platform

E-commerce in South Africa is rapidly expanding with the online spend for 2017 estimated at R10bn. While still in its infancy compared to global standards, now is the time for South African entrepreneurs to take advantage of the Internet for building a business. However, venturing into an unfamiliar online world may be daunting for the […]

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PayFast Sponsors Ecommerce Conference at Leaderex 2018

At PayFast we like to mingle and get real with the people behind the Merchant IDs. That’s why you’ll find us at numerous events across the country. This year we’re excited to have partnered with Leaderex, SA’s largest gathering of business leaders, professionals and entrepreneurs, to bring you the latest in ecommerce at the PayFast […]

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WordPress do_action 2018 at a glance

Waking up before the sun on a Saturday morning is a daunting thought for many. Add a full 8am ’til 5:30pm work day into the mix and it seems downright crazy! But tell people that it’s for a good cause and you’ll see why there’s still a reason to have faith in humanity. WordPress do_action […]

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5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Business Model

With the opportunities of the Internet, entrepreneurship has never before been as widely embraced as it is today. A global business can virtually pop up overnight. However, the decision to start an online business can be daunting. With so much information about making money online, working from home, and living a digital lifestyle, it becomes […]

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Heavy Chef Launches Do.Fail.Learn.Repeat With Nic Haralambous

We caught up with PayFast merchant Nic Haralambous and The Money Show’s host Bruce Whitfield during a compelling Heavy Chef talk on the meaning of failure when you’re building a business. Making mistakes in life is inevitable but it’s how you deal with these failures that separates successful entrepreneurs from those that throw in the […]

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Disabling SSL/Early TLS on 30 June 2018

To ensure the continued safety of our customers’ data, PayFast will be disabling SSL/Early TLS (1.0 and 1.1) on 30 June 2018 in favour of TLS 1.2 and greater. Most modern browsers and devices already use TLS 1.2 or greater and have done so for a long time.  This means that a small number of […]

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PayFast Payment Options

Consumers love choice… And at PayFast, we love to deliver! Do you know you can widen your network of shoppers by offering mobicred, SCode, and debit cards in addition to the credit card,  Instant EFT, Masterpass, and Bitcoin payment options enabled by default? As a verified PayFast merchant, you can easily enable these payment options […]

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Optimise your Online Store

So you’ve set up your online store and it’s been running for a while. Sales are up and so is your confidence to run this mothership. You may be thinking that you’re ready to optimise your online store to increase sales and create a better experience for your customers. The great news is that, with […]

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