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Why you should “Outsource” Your PCI Compliance

First of all, what is PCI DSS Compliance? PCI DSS stands forPayment Card Industry Data Security Standard and is a PASA (Payment Association of South Africa) regulation in South Africa, this means any company accepting credit card payments on their website needs to comply in some way. When you accept card payments on your website, you […]

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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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Card Authorisations for Recurring Billing is here.

We’re excited to announce a brand new feature. As you may know, we released recurring billing earlier this year, and because we never stop bringing you the best features, we’ve now released card authorisations for recurring billing. This feature allows our merchants to authorise a customer’s card for future payments without the customer having to […]

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Launching PayFast Recurring Billing – Works like a charm to build long-term customer relationships

You asked for it; Recurring Billing is here As our number one feature request, PayFast’s much-anticipated release offers a streamlined solution to its merchants and greater convenience and control to the customer: a win-win all round. Said to be “the perfect business model”, Recurring Billing provides greatest value to both the business and the customer […]

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Multichannel Selling – What You Need To Know

  There is hardly a retail, eCommerce or related conference one can go to these days without hearing the buzzwords ‘Multichannel’ or ‘Omnichannel’ selling. In this article we explore what exactly these terms mean, and give you some examples of how you can get into multichannel selling, to increase reach, and sales.   What is […]

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Scheduled Payouts

All funds received via PayFast are shown (immediately) on the seller’s PayFast account. The seller can then –after we’ve done a security audit on those transactions– move the funds to their bank account by means of a Payout. High volume sellers have requested that we add a schedule facility to these Payouts, to help them […]

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The New PayFast Payment Engine

The PayFast Payment Engine –the page where buyers complete the financial part of their online transaction– has gotten a wonderful facelift with greatly improved user experience. Below is a quick video demo which will show: logging in as a first-time buyer logging in as a returning buyer making payment via Instant EFT making payment via […]

Getting paid without a website: Request Money

Our Request Money feature is an ideal solution for individuals, freelancers and businesses who conduct their services (or sell/auction their goods) in an “offline” fashion. You can create a Payment Request, which we’ll send out to the recipient’s email address. The email contains a link which they can click to pay you via credit card, […]