Power your eCommerce with an open source platform designed and built for dynamic and fast growing online businesses. AbanteCart eCommerce software is proven to run small to large size businesses and power their online sales.


Key Features

  • Responsive
  • SEO optimized
  • No ownership costs
  • Open source


See PayFast integration steps for AbanteCart

Installation and Testing AbanteCart

To install the PayFast payment module, follow the instructions below:

  1. Download the payment module from Github.
  2. Unzip the module to a temporary location on your computer.
  3. Copy the ‘extensions’ folder in the archive to your base AbanteCart folder.
    • This should not overwrite any existing files or folders and merely supplement them with the PayFast files, this is however, dependent on the FTP program you use
  4. Log in to the admin dashboard of your AbanteCart site.
  5. Click on the ‘Extensions’ icon, then select ‘Payments’.
  6. Click on the PayFast ‘Install’ button.
  7. After installation click on ‘Edit’.
  8. Enable the plugin and set ‘Sandbox Mode’ to ‘Yes’. Set the order status as necessary.
  9. Click ‘Save’.
  10. You are now ready to test the PayFast addon in sandbox mode.
  11. When ready to go live navigate to the PayFast setup page as before, input your PayFast merchant ID and Key (and passphrase if set on your account).
  12. Set ‘Sandbox Mode’ to ‘No’ and click ‘Save’.
  13. You are now ready to process live transactions using PayFast.
  14. Note: you will need to setup ZAR on the site in order to use PayFast.