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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PayFast launches SCode Payment Method

We’ve added another payment method to our belt. Introducing SCode, another easy way for your customers to pay you and for you to receive safe and secure payments. SCode has many benefits, but by far the most beneficial is the fact that by using this payment method you can access even more customers across South […]

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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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