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Recurring Billing Questions

Get clear, concise guidance for setting up recurring billing.

  • How do I create a subscription using a Pay Now button?

    Log into your PayFast account From your account dashboard, click on the generate button next to pay now buttons Under button style select subscribe now Enter the item/ service name and description Set...

  • 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 f...

  • How do I pause a subscription?

    A merchant has the ability to pause a subscription from their PayFast account at any given time by following the below steps: Log into your PayFast account. Navigate to the transactions tab and click ...

  • What platforms support subscriptions?

    Subscriptions will be supported by a number of PayFast supported plugins which may be downloaded from our website. To locate a list of platforms that support subscription payments please navigate to o...

  • How can I test recurring functionality?

    You will be able to test recurring payments with the Sandbox facility. For more information on how you can test using the Sandbox please refer to our developer's documentation here....