How do I enable recurring payments on my website?

How do I enable recurring payments on my website?

To enable subscription payments on your PayFast Dashboard, do the following:

  1. Log in to your PayFast account.
  2. Navigate to Settings > Integration.
  3. Click Add passphrase next to Recurring Billing.
  4. Add your passphrase and click Update.
  5. Click Enable next to Recurring Billing.
  6. Select the Enable subscriptions and/or the Enable ad hoc checkbox and update.

Pay Now Button

One of the easiest ways to create a subscription is to use a Pay Now Button. Simply fill in the necessary fields (ensuring that the subscription fields are populated), click Generate and copy this code to your website or email.

* Only available for subscriptions. Ad hoc payments will require API integration.

Payment Request

Should you like to request your customer to pay for a subscription, a Payment Request would be better suited to your needs. Once the required fields have been completed, PayFast will send an email on your behalf to your customer. Once your customer makes payment, the subscription will be created.

* Only available for subscriptions. Ad hoc payments will require API integration.

Ecommerce and platform plugins

To view a list of PayFast supported plugins, please refer to our shopping carts page and from the left-hand menu select Recurring enabled.

Please note: If you are using an ecommerce system that supports subscription payments with PayFast ensure that you are using the latest version of the PayFast plugin.

* Due to some integration requirements, ad hoc payments is not available via some of our plugins.


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