Split Payments

Split Payments is a South African-first feature from PayFast that instantly splits a portion of an online payment with a third party.

Unlock new online business opportunities

Unlock the potential of a platform-based business model with Split Payments. Whether you run a marketplace that brings together multiple sellers or you’re a merchant looking for new sales channels, with Split Payments you can instantly split out commission, membership, referral, affiliate or listing fees when a payment is made via one of our supported payment methods.

Streamline your wholesale and reseller business

Split Payments also improves cash flow in your business by eliminating the need for collections and tedious financial admin. Instantly pay or get paid commission and any other fees; the ideal solution for wholesalers, resellers or other third parties needing to receive funds.

Note: Split Payments is only available through custom integration.

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Benefits of Split Payments


Supports a variety of online business models

Split Payments is ideal for online platforms listing products and services from a variety of merchants and businesses with commission or fees-based models.


Complete control over the split payment amount

For each online payment received, you determine by how much it is split; either a fixed amount, a percentage or a combination of both.


Split your recurring payments

If you have a custom recurring payment integration such as tokenization or subscriptions, you can also split these payments automatically.


Improve cash flow

Say goodbye to tedious payment waiting times and collections, with Split Payments the merchant and platform gets their financial cut instantly and with reduced error.


Available to all merchants.
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Custom integration via the PayFast API. View detailed information and testing options.

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