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.
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 ...
What is PayFast?
PayFast is an online payment processing service for South African merchants of all sizes. PayFast allows merchants (individuals, businesses and charities) to accept secure payments from online buyers by offering a variety of payment methods, ...
How do I cancel my account?
While we'd be very sad to see you go, we will gladly cancel your account at your request. To do this, please just send an email to email@example.com stating that you wish to cancel your account and the email address for your account (if ...
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 refund the same transaction multiple times?
You can refund multiple partial amounts of the same transaction, up to the limit of the original amount. You can find instructions on how to refund a payment.