How do I create a subscription using a Payment Request?
To set up a subscription easily and quickly without needing a website, you can send a payment request directly to your buyer using their email address by doing the following:
Log in to your Payfast account.
Navigate to Payment Request > Send Payment Request.
Under What service type is the payment request for?, select Subscription.
Enter the recipient's email address and name.
Enter the Amount. This is the initial amount that will be charged immediately when the subscription is set up.
Enter the Recurring Amount. This is the amount that will be charged on a recurring basis for the remaining cycles.
Select the Frequency of the subscription payments. The available options are daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, biannually and annually.
Enter the Number of Payments you would like the subscription to run for or click the infinite box if the subscription does not have a finite duration.
Enter the remaining fields as necessary, including the Subscription name, and click Send Payment Request. Your customer will receive an email with a Pay Now link to make the initial payment with their card.
How do I create a subscription using a Pay Now button?
To create a subscription using a Pay Now Button on your website, do the following: Log in to your Payfast account. Navigate to Settings > Generate “Pay Now” Buttons. Under ‘Text on button’, select ‘Subscribe Now’ from the drop-down list . Customize ...
How do I enable subscription payments with Shopify?
To set up subscriptions on Shopify, you will need to install the PayFast Subscriptions App for Shopify from your PayFast Dashboard. Following this, you will need to set up your products on your Shopify store to create subscriptions on PayFast by ...
How do I enable subscription payments with WooCommerce?
Payfast works with the 3rd party WooCommerce Subscriptions plugin to allow you to receive recurring payments. Please note that WooCommerce charges $199 annually for their Subscriptions plugin. Using this setup, your customer enters their card details ...
What happens if a payment fails?
Subscriber Out of Funds Payfast will try a number of times to reprocess a payment where the buyer does not have funds on their credit card. On failure, the buyer will be notified, allowing some time for the problem to be resolved. On a complete ...
Can I offer free trials and introductory promotions as part of an ongoing subscription service?
Yes, you can offer your customers a free subscription or promotion for a limited time. You can do this by setting the initial amount of the subscription to zero or less than the subsequent recurrent charge. Important requirements If you offer free ...