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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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Native Decor – African Inspired Homeware

The festive season is creeping ever closer and while you may not be racking your brains on your festive season shopping just yet, we thought we’d make things easier with our next incredible merchant story on Native Decor. It was founded in 2015 by Vusani Ravele and since then has grown to become a must-have […]

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Lekker South African T-Shirts by Mevrou & Co.

There is always excitement when South African small businesses excel. Starting your own business is a big step, but when it starts to grow and gain traction the hard work certainly pays off. At PayFast we’re always rooting for South African businesses, big or small, so when they do well the high fives are flying […]

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The Tea Merchant

Here is something you may not know about tea: it’s the most consumed drink in the world (after water). Not coffee, but tea. It seems you can find tea lovers and advocates all over the world. However, before 2009 in South Africa, quality, loose-leaf tea was hard to find. Thanks to two determined entrepreneurs, Belinda […]

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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Introducing easy eCommerce with Webafrica

At PayFast we strive to encourage and be part of eCommerce growth within South Africa and it is always a great advantage when we can partner with local companies who share the same vision to help accomplish that. One of the key factors in achieving this is by simplifying the entire setup process to enable […]

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PayFast and Shopstar Workshop

We have teamed up with Shopstar to bring you the first ever “Anyone can set up an online store” Workshop, this free event aims to address all concerns around setting up an online store and show you just how easy it is with Shopstar and PayFast. The event is for all those interested in setting […]

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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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