Start an Online Business Part 3: Digital Marketing

You’ve done your research in Part 1 and you’ve built your store in Part 2. So where are the customers? Now it’s time to play the long game where digital marketing and driving traffic to your store becomes an essential part of your online business. You don’t need to become a world expert in the […]

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Start an Online Business Part 2: Build your Store

In Part 1 of this series, we gave you some things to consider before you start your online business. In Part 2, it’s time to get down to the nitty-gritty of actually setting up your store. Believe it or not, setting it up is actually the quick part. Just thank your lucky stars it’s 2018 […]

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Start an Online Business Part 1: Do Your Research

Ecommerce in South Africa has reached the 1% mark of total retail spend in the country. That may seem small, but it’s actually a huge deal. Ecommerce and starting an online business is growing at a rapid rate in South Africa so naturally, everyone wants a piece of the ecommerce pie. With that in mind, we’ve […]

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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 […]

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Instant EFT by PayFast gets a Refresh

We’re pleased to announce we’ve refreshed and streamlined our Instant EFT payment method. Now, your customers will experience a more flexible and efficient payment process. Let’s get to the biggest news, Instant EFT by PayFast now supports payments from Capitec Bank and Investec (in addition to existing banks – FNB, ABSA, Nedbank, and Standard Bank). […]

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5 Tips to Prepare for Black Friday Cyber Monday 2017

It’s November and that means Black Friday Cyber Monday (BFCM) is looming (taking place on 24th and 27th of November). Now, we all know there will be CHAOS from customers both in-store and online but let’s try to avoid the frenzy among business owners by doing one thing – prepare. Here is what we know […]

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Native Decor – African Inspired Homeware

The festive season is creeping ever closer and while you may not be racking your brains on your festive season shopping just yet, we thought we’d make things easier with our next incredible merchant story on Native Decor. It was founded in 2015 by Vusani Ravele and since then has grown to become a must-have […]

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JuiceBubble – Quirky, original T-shirts!

“Vision without execution is hallucination,” that is what Reinhardt and Rachel Scholtz would print on a T-shirt as advice for entrepreneurs. Having run their own online T-shirt business for four years they probably know what they are talking about. The pair founded JuiceBubble in 2014 for those who are fun, a bit mad and who don’t […]

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Small Business Friday 2017

It’s that time of year again! Small Business Friday is here on Friday, 1st of September. What does this mean? It means you need to tell your friends, family, colleagues and whoever else you can think of to support their local small businesses this Friday. Small Business Friday was started by the National Small Business […]

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Startup Grind Hosts their 4th Birthday!

Why have one birthday when you can have two? As PayFast celebrates its tenth birthday, Startup Grind is celebrating its fourth this month with a big bash on the 30th of August. However, as exciting as this event is, it’s also bittersweet as it sees our favourite host (and Startup Grind South Africa pioneer) Guillaume […]

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