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 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 (Individual ...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org stating that you wish to cancel your account and the email address for your account (if ...
How do I find out what type of account I have?
To find out what type of account you have registered for on PayFast, do the following:: Log in to your PayFast account. Navigate to the Account tab. Locate the account type under Details. Alternatively, you can contact us directly, and our support ...
Why do I get the error "sending and receiving account are the same" when paying?
The reason you will receive this error is because you can not make payments to yourself through PayFast. This will occur if you are using the same account that you have registered with on PayFast to receive payments, as the account that you are ...