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Join us at WordCamp 2018

Every year the WordPress communities in Johannesburg and Cape Town gather for WordCamp – an informal 2 day conference filled with great talks, workshops, people and fun, all in the name of WordPress. If you would like to brush up on your WordPress skills or want to learn more about how to make the most […]

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How cloud-based invoicing takes the hassle out of accounting

Being an entrepreneur is about following your passion. Unless your passion is accounting, you’re probably amongst the majority of small business owners overwhelmed by “accounting speak”. For business owners operating in the pre-Internet era, the fear was justified. Physically capturing and filing invoices and receipts; reconciling bank statements; and submitting the necessary paperwork to their […]

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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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WHMCS Recurring receives an upgrade!

It’s here, the latest version of the PayFast subscription plugin for WHMCS. With this version, merchants can now manage their subscriptions directly from their WHMCS dashboard instead of their PayFast dashboard. It couldn’t get easier. The advantages of subscription and tokenized payment options are vast, but let’s mention a few. Firstly, merchants can streamline their […]

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Let’s Share (working spaces). Spin Street House Shares with Xero and PayFast

What do you do when you’re starting a business and you need an affordable place to work? Find a shared working space of course! Spin Street House in Cape Town has got you covered on that front. It’s a coworking space situated right in the beating heart of the city. Spin Street House was founded […]

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New Shopify Integration- Installation Steps

Our new integration for Shopify is now available for all merchants. The new integration is more secure and follows Shopify’s new integration requirements. The checkout process for buyers is the same and nothing changes for either party. The old integration may still be used but Shopify doesn’t allow any updates any more. The update is quick and easy […]

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Starting an eCommerce business in South Africa – Part 2: Payments

In this part we’re going to focus on the various payment methods, things to consider when choosing your payment gateway, integration with your chosen shopping cart system, payment restrictions, security and the payment landscape. What we aren’t going to focus on here are the numerous payment gateways out there and nit-pick between all of them. […]

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Introducing easy eCommerce with Webafrica

At PayFast we strive to encourage and be part of eCommerce growth within South Africa and it is always a great advantage when we can partner with local companies who share the same vision to help accomplish that. One of the key factors in achieving this is by simplifying the entire setup process to enable […]

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