What is Payfast and How does it Work

 

Payfast is our SECURE Payment Processor partner which you can use to pay us by either Credit Card or Instant EFT.

Payfast’s Instant EFT technology is quite popular amongst South African online customers because it allows you to make a payment using Internet Banking from leading South African banks and we the supplier get an instant payment notification. This means that Be Virtual Assistant Wise doesn’t have to wait the usual 2-3 business days for moneys to reflect in our account. We are then able to mark an invoice paid on the spot and give you immediate access.

Making a payment using PayFast is Free of Charge for you the customer.
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What Payment Methods are available to me?

 

South African customers can use Payfast to pay by Credit Card or Instant EFT.

International customers can pay by Credit Card using Payfast.

 

1. Credit Cards Payment

 

Credit Cards are well known and a de facto payment method the world round for both online and offline transactions. PayFast currently supports the use of MasterCard and Visa credit cards.

How it works

  1. Just click on the Pay Now / Buy Nos button on the product page.
  2. You will be directed to the secure Payfast portal to register.
  3. There you can either register or login to PayFast and select Credit Card as the payment option.
  4. Enter the credit card details, or select a pre-registered credit card to use.
  5. PayFast completes the transaction and then returns you to the website for receiving your products.

 

2. Instant EFT Payment

 

Instant EFT is PayFast’s patented, revolutionary payment method which allows you to pay via regular Internet banking from the major South African banks. Payfast currently supports payments from ABSA, FNB, Nedbank and Standard Bank. If you don’t bank with one of the supported banks, you will unfortunately not be able to use Instant EFT for the moment, but you can still make use of credit card payment or Ukash to pay online.

Benefits of using Instant EFT include no 2 days waiting period for the funds to clear and you don’t have to fax us proof of payment. Also, no disclosing of your financial information, not delay in the checkout process and unlike other systems, no special software is required to use Instant EFT as the Payfast system works across all browsers.

How it works

  1. Just click on the Pay Now / Buy Nos button on the product page.
  2. You will be taken to the secure Payfast portal to register.
  3. You either register or login on PayFast and select Instant EFT as your payment option.
  4. PayFast prompts you to pay the appropriate amount via Internet Banking to the specified account with a special reference.
  5. You open a new browser window and log into your Internet Banking and pay the appropriate amount to the “PayFast” beneficiary/recipient (details will be provided).
  6. After you’ve successfully paid, you log off Internet Banking, close the browser window and return to the PayFast payment window
  7. You then click the Verify Payment button.
  8. PayFast verifies that your payment has been received, completes the transaction and then returns you to the eCommerce site
  9. You receive confirmation of the transaction by email.
  10. PayFast completes the transaction and then returns you to the website for receiving your products.

For more information on Payfast, please go to www.payfast.co.za

 

 

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