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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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3D Secure registration

We made this handy flowchart to explain to you (or your customers) how 3D Secure registration works, both before and during the checkout process. 3D Secure is a security feature where a shopper has to enter a password or a one-time pin (or OTP, sent to their email or mobile device) to complete the payment. […]

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Web forms with 123FormBuilder

Earlier this month we announced our free plugin to integrate with the powerful WordPress form builder Gravity Forms. Today we’re happy to mention another company that specialises in forms (and natively integrates with PayFast): 123FormBuilder. Web forms are incredibly useful for websites: they are useful when collecting email addresses when you are under development, they are needed […]

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