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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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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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Accept Bitcoin payments with PayFast

Starting today, PayFast sellers can start accepting Bitcoin payments from local and international buyers. Note that Bitcoin payments are currently in beta testing mode. PayFast entered into an exciting partnership with South Africa’s biggest Bitcoin exchange, BitX, which will allow buyers to make Bitcoin payments to PayFast sellers. What makes this different from most Bitcoin platforms/transactions, is […]