Good morning, South Africa! This morning, we’ve got some exciting news for you all. It is with great excitement that we announce a new partnership with PayFast. Together, WooThemes and PayFast now bring you a free PayFast integration for your WooCommerce-powered store.
PayFast is one of several payment gateway options which allows WooCommerce-powered store owners to transact in South African rand. Since our WooCommerce PayFast integration launched, it has quickly become a leading option for South African-based WooCommerce store owners. We are extremely thrilled to make WooCommerce an even more affordable solution for South African entrepreneurs and business owners interested in entering the eCommerce space. As a proudly South African business, we could not be more excited.
Here are some things you should probably know about PayFast.
- PayFast was founded in 2007 by Jonathan Smit and Andy Higgins (then-director of bidorbuy).
- Their goal is to be an eCommerce enabler, helping businesses, individuals and charities accept online payment in a variety of ways.
- They offer credit card payments, Instant EFT (for those who don’t have credit cards) and other voucher payment methods.
- They have hundreds of thousands of registered users (making checkout a tad faster and more likely since they’re already familiar with the brand)
- Some bigger/more famous clients are bidorbuy, Takealot, Runway Sale, Curves, Associated Magazines, MedicAlert, NicSocks and League of Beers.
- No monthly/account fees, only per successful transaction
- Recently dropped rates to 3.9% on credit cards, 2.0% on Instant EFT
WooThemes is committed to our community of users by working to make incredible products, by providing top notch personal support and by continuing to work closely with our partners to bring incredible offers, such as this, to your inbox.
Take payments on your WooCommerce store via PayFast (redirect method).
WooCommerce can now say, with great pride, that we are the first eCommerce platform in South Africa where you can get started selling today in South African Rands for FREE. Now that is pretty exciting.
Tell us about your South African-based eCommerce website or your experience with PayFast. Leave us a comment below.