Pay Fast Payment Gateway is designed specifically for South African online sellers including charities, individuals, and businesses (both small and big market players) to receive the payments through secure sources. It comes with multiple payment options such as debit card, mobicred, credit card, MasterPass, Instant EFT, and SCode. With this, merchants don’t need any bank account, but a PayFast account to process the payment.
The extension benefits both online customers and merchants. Plus, it comes with matchless security features eliminating the possibilities of fraud. Pay Fast can be integrated with more than 70 platforms. PayFast accepts payments from all verified cards such as MasterCard or Visa card. Plus, buyers can also use Maestro and Visa Electron debit cards to make the payment on the platform.
Step 3 – Next, proceed with account verification
Step 4 – Click on Pay Fast > Settings > Integration
Step 5 – You’ll get access to Merchant Key and Merchant ID (keep a copy of it as it will be used when setting up your site.
Merchant Key and Merchant ID are needed to link Pay Fast and online shopping sites during the integration process. To find the Merchant Key and ID go to the PayFast dashboard. You’ll find the details towards the top-left corner of the page.
Alternatively, you can go to Settings > Integration to get a copy of your Merchant Key and ID.
It is important to configure Merchant ID and Key before using the payment gateway with your online store.
You can find the details with the process mentioned above. After filling in the details select “Activate” button.
Pay Fast offers a sandbox (test) option to the users in order to ensure proper functioning of the integration. Sandbox mode can be activated by ticking on “Enable in sandbox (test) mode” checkbox. You can find the option in the PayFast activation window.
On setting up product pre-orders for online stores your customers will be able to place orders for various products and services far before their availability. The info can be released either manually or automatically. You may take the orders when ready. The extension takes care of the process thereafter.
Pre-order settings can be easily customized. PayFast offers both ‘upon release’ and ‘up front’ charging options.
Merchants can customize the display look of their pre-order products with the help of in-built tools including product messages, button text, Cart/Checkout Display text, and Staging/text. Set the timer so that customers can keep track of the countdown.
To reach the settings page select Woo commerce > Setting > Pre-orders
Customize the settings accordingly.
Note- You’ll need to set an initial fee amount for the Pre-Orders. There are two methods for charging pre-orders fee –
PayFast makes it easier for South African e-commerce businesses to accept online payments from both international and local purchasers. Also, it offers the benefit of invoice and e-ticket sales management.