Why am I getting 'The merchant cannot accept these kinds of payments at the moment' as an error?
This error would occur if tokenization has not been enabled on your PayFast Dashboard.
To enable these types of recurring payments, do the following:
Navigate to Settings > Developer Settings.
Ensure that a Security Passphrase is set on your account. If this field is blank, please enter a passphrase and click Save.
Navigate to Settings > Recurring Billing and toggle Enable Tokenization to Enabled so that the setting is active.
Why am I getting a 'Merchant is unable to receive payments from the same account' error?
This error is occurring because you are checking out using the same email address that is associated with your PayFast account. This is due to the fact that the payment engine will not allow you to make payments to yourself. To resolve this error, ...
What do I need to accept payments as a dropshipper?
As a dropshipper, you can register an Individual or Business account on PayFast and get paid. Your account will first need to be verified for you to start accepting payments. To verify your PayFast account, you’ll need to provide us with the ...
How do I reconcile payments?
The way to look at this is to consider the PayFast account as a second business bank account and payouts are just a transfer of funds from one account (the PayFast one) to another account (your bank one). This means that all you need to recon is to ...
Can I split a payment?
Yes, PayFast does support splitting a payment with a third party account with a custom integration. Split Payments is suitable for business models that need to, for example, split out commission, membership, listing or revenue sharing. When a ...
How does PayFast handle international payments?
You can receive international payments via Visa and Mastercard credit cards. A buyer can use a card that has been issued in any country. The amount will be in ZAR and the credit card provider will conduct the exchange, paying out ZAR to your PayFast ...