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PayFast Sponsors Ecommerce Conference at Leaderex 2018

At PayFast we like to mingle and get real with the people behind the Merchant IDs. That’s why you’ll find us at numerous events across the country. This year we’re excited to have partnered with Leaderex, SA’s largest gathering of business leaders, professionals and entrepreneurs, to bring you the latest in ecommerce at the PayFast […]

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WordPress do_action 2018 at a glance

Waking up before the sun on a Saturday morning is a daunting thought for many. Add a full 8am ’til 5:30pm work day into the mix and it seems downright crazy! But tell people that it’s for a good cause and you’ll see why there’s still a reason to have faith in humanity. WordPress do_action […]

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5 Tips to Prepare for Black Friday Cyber Monday 2017

It’s November and that means Black Friday Cyber Monday (BFCM) is looming (taking place on 24th and 27th of November). Now, we all know there will be CHAOS from customers both in-store and online but let’s try to avoid the frenzy among business owners by doing one thing – prepare. Here is what we know […]

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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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Black Friday – The Frenzy Unfolds

This year South African consumers embraced the US tradition of Black Friday; a day of frenzied shopping to mark the start of the festive season. Many South African merchants were quick to adopt special deals and discounts to entice consumers to spend. Of particular interest this year was the significant increase in online sales in South […]

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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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Ukash Discontinuation

Kindly note that PayFast will no longer be supporting Ukash as of the 20th of September 2015 On 1st April 2015, Smart Voucher Limited (trading as “Ukash”) was acquired by Skrill Group. As a result the Ukash brand, including the Ukash redemption system will be terminated. The company, Smart Voucher Limited (trading as Ukash) will also cease. Redemption of, and the […]

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PwC Vision to Reality Awards

“Celebrating entrepreneurs and emerging companies with tech-enabled solutions, building trust and making the right connections, across all borders.” The Vision to Reality awards programme is designed to recognise companies whose innovative tech-enabled solutions will have a significant effect on the long term growth of the African continent. Companies involved have made a difference in Africa […]

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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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Ecwid has now integrated with PayFast

Ecwid is a FREE shopping cart solution which allows you to set up shop anywhere and seamlessly integrates into an existing website within minutes.  You are able to sell on any device and on the move with Ecwid such as websites, mobile phones, social media sites and market places (eg. Google Shopping, Yahoo and Shopping.com). There […]

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