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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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Are you ready for Black Friday?

It’s that time of year where “Save the date” promotions for 23 November, 2018, are raising their heads. Black Friday is on its way. Retail giants, such as Shoprite, Checkers, and Zando, are already encouraging shoppers to subscribe to their mailing lists to receive Black Friday deals, promising even bigger and better discounts than they […]

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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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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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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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eCommerce business in South Africa, How to Get Going – Part 1: The Platform

  So you’ve got a product or service and you want to sell it online. But you don’t know where to begin. Fear not, we are here to help! To simplify things, we’re going to give you five of the most popular eCommerce platforms out there to build your online store. They all have their […]

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Merchant Refunds and PayFast

Since PayFast processes multiple payment methods, the mechanism and ability to process refunds depend on the payment method used. Credit cards We have the ability to process credit card refunds through our admin system. We don’t currently charge a refund fee and we’re happy to assist provided that these requests aren’t a frequent occurrence. Simply […]

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