Can I link one PayFast account with more than one website?
Technically you can use the same PayFast account (that is the same PayFast Merchant ID and Key) on multiple websites. However, using the same PayFast account on multiple websites doesn’t cater for a good buyer experience because the same merchant description (trading as name) would be visible no matter what site you are directed from. For example when a buyer is shopping on site x.com, on redirect to the PayFast payment engine the trading as name will reflect as y.com, the trading as name used to register the PayFast account. Meanwhile from the merchant's side, consolidating payments from multiple websites can be problematic.
For these reasons, it’s highly recommended that you register a new PayFast account for each of your websites or online stores.
Is my PayFast account a bank account?
No, your PayFast account is not a bank account. It is electronic money stored in an online stored-value account. Any funds in your account can be moved to your bank account by clicking the Payout button on your dashboard. If you have a high volume ...
Can I track what happens on the PayFast engine using my own Google Analytics account?
No, users are redirected to the PayFast engine to complete their payments. The engine is hosted on the PayFast domain, therefore you can only track activity on your own domain up until the point where users are redirected to the PayFast engine to ...
How do I upgrade my account?
If you have a PayFast account from which you can make payments from (but not receive payments), you can change to an Individual or Business account. If you have a PayFast account with which you can accept payments in your personal capacity ...
Can I use PayFast for crowdfunding?
What is crowdfunding? Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising money from a large number of people. Well known crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Thundafund allow people to list projects on their site and then ...
How do I enable a passphrase on my PayFast account?
The passphrase is an optional/extra security feature that you can enable on your PayFast Dashboard to make your security signature (sent when a payment is made) more secure. You may set your passphrase as a combination of up to 32 characters of your ...