Introducing the new-look Payfast
You may find that we look a little different, but under this shiny, new hood we’re just as slick, secure and seamless as ever.
Your Payfast account.
The smartest way to get you paid.
No one does payment processing better than we do, making your Payfast account the fastest, smartest and safest way to receive payments online.
How would you like to get paid?
Integrate and immediately accept 9+ payment processing methods, including credit cards, Instant EFT, QR codes, Mobicred and store cards.
No monthly fees. Zero. Zip. Nada.
Yup, you only pay a small transaction fee when you make a sale. No monthly, setup or hidden fees.
Our support system’s pretty darn great.
We’re determined to build South African businesses. That commitment means email support for you, Monday through Friday.
We work with the best
You deserve success. You also deserve options. That’s why Payfast works with 80+ of the world’s best shopping cart platforms, plus our super-smart API lets you integrate your custom-built websites.
Loved by developers
You’ll love how easy it is to build payment flows for any use case — from online collections to automated subscriptions and everything in between — by integrating our SDKs and API endpoints.
Our documentation includes:
- Custom integration
- Robust APIs
- Onsite payments
- Recurring billing
- Pay Now button
- Shopping carts
Integration built in
Payfast integrates with 80+ platforms and plugins to ensure that no matter what platform you use, you can get paid instantly and securely online.
Have a custom-developed website? No problem. With a custom Payfast integration, you’ll start receiving payments instantly on your digital platform. The Payfast Developer Documentation includes everything you or your developer needs to know to successfully integrate Payfast into your website.
Trusted by more than 100,000 South African businesses.
"Reach for a Dream brings hope to children with life-threatening illnesses through dream fulfilment and various support projects. We support the dreamers and their dreams."
"Over the years we have grown to deliver thousands of shipments of baby and kids furniture, bedding and decor to our customers, all of which are exclusively designed."
"With Split Payments every time a ticket is purchased, we instantly receive our portion of the event fees and selected event organisers receive their necessary cash."
"The only way we can continue providing our services is through support from donors. Donations help to sterilise an animal, find a puppy a new home and feed a starving…"
"I chose to use the Xero and Payfast integration because it was the quickest integration and I needed a more seamless payment option for the fast expanding business."
Real-time reporting to help you
grow your business
We know how busy building a business can be. That’s why we built the one dashboard to rule them all, a single, super-responsive online dashboard that lets you manage your entire account, customise your settings, easily enable payment methods and features, plus action payouts, refunds and more.
At a glance, your account balance gives you most important details to make the best decisions. View your current balance along with your payout value so you can plan your next big project.
Having more ways to pay gives you the best chance at closing the sale. Using the payment method switches, turn on more ways to get your product in the hands of your buyers
Ready to grow your business? Access business funding that’s tailored just for you directly from your dashboard. In a few clicks you can give your business the boost it needs to grow in any way you choose.
Pay it safe.
Our security systems exceed industry standards, ensuring that every payment made on our platform is absolutely secure.
More ways to get you paid
We support pretty much every popular payment method out there in South Africa. So when your customers want to show you the money they, well, can. In just about any way they like.