Howzit! For all of you who are doing business in South Africa or are planning to, your setup just got simpler. We know it can be cumbersome to find a South African payment gateway that suits both your business and your clients, while being flexible to integrate on your own website. To make things easier, we are thrilled to announce 123ContactForm’s web form integration with PayFast, one of the most accessible and innovative payment gateways for South Africa.
As a South African seller, you will be able to accept payments in South African rands (R) directly from the payment forms you build with 123ContactForm. This is a lightweight solution for e-commerce and for donations, one that will naturally integrate with any website you build – or you can even use it without a website, e.g. on your Facebook page or blog.
With a simple order form integrated with PayFast you will help visitors through the checkout process and direct them in just one click to the point of making the actual payment. When they do make the purchase or donation, money (minus a transaction fee) is immediately displayed in your PayFast account and can be transferred through a payout into your South African bank.
PayFast accepts credit card payments as well as Instant EFT for those who don’t possess a South African credit card. Instant EFT allows buyers to pay via transfer to four most prominent South African banks (ABSA, FNB, Nedbank and Standard Bank) while the payment gets verified instantly without any wait or proof of payment needed. PayFast also operates UKash – voucher payments available as a virtual currency in more than 420,000 retail locations all across the world.
For selling or buying with PayFast, registering an account on their platform is needed. For buyers there is no extra cost. Individuals, businesses or registered NPOs which sell through PayFast are charged a small percent of the amount in transaction. For NPOs that accept donations through PayFast, the fees are considerably reduced. (Tip for NPOs: get a charity page on PayFast so that you grow your exposure and your chances to receive donations.) Don’t forget that 123ContactForm also offers a special discount for NPOs!
It’s easy to receive online payments with 123ContactForm and PayFast, and even more, it’s also secure. 123ContactForm offers SSL data encryption, so that you can be sure all information passing through your online order form is protected from harm. PayFast, on their end, secure the effective transaction with SSL and their special 3D secure option. 123ContactForm web forms can display real-time price calculations before submitting, so that users will know the total amount of money they have to pay according to the items they have selected. For more information on how to link your form with PayFast, please visit our PayFast integration guide.
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