Give – Payfast Payment Gateway
One of the most well-known and widely used gateways in South Africa is the Give PayFast Payment Gateway. It is a gateway that is hosted off-site that enables contributors to make a secure donation, after which they are brought back to your website where they are shown a donation receipt.
Getting Started with PayFast
You will need an active PayFast account, the PayFast GiveWP add-on, and the GiveWP Core plugin installed and activated on your website in order to be able to take payments through PayFast utilising the GiveWP platform. Please visit this link for step-by-step instructions on how to instal and activate GiveWP add-ons. Take note that the dashboard of your GiveWP Account will always provide you with access to the add-on purchase receipts, downloads, and licences you have purchased. Once the PayFast add-on has been active, navigate to “Donations > Settings” and select the Payment Gateways option from the drop-down menu. You will be able to view the default Payment Gateways there (PayPal Standard, Test Payment, and Offline Donations). You should also consider PayFast as another alternative to consider. To make PayFast an operational payment gateway for your website, you must first choose the corresponding checkbox and then click the button.
Connecting GiveWP to PayFast for Live Payments
You will need to insert the required API keys so that GiveWP can connect with PayFast. This may be done in the settings. We are going to proceed in the same manner as we did before and move the keys over, but this time we are going to place them in the LIVE key fields. The user interface need to have an appearance not dissimilar to the screenshots presented earlier. When you have finished entering your LIVE keys into the proper fields, you will need to ensure that you have taken GiveWP out of test mode in order to begin processing live donations.
Accept Donations with PayFast
Donating money online is a breeze thanks to services like PayFasts and Give. There are no one-time or recurring fees charged to set up an account with PayFast. The only fee that is assessed is a fair amount for each transaction. EFT payments are especially convenient because their clearing occurs immediately, unlike the two-day waiting period that is common with several other payment gateways.
- Integration that is simple and comprehensive documentation
- Protection Against Fraud Constructed In
- Acceptance of Payments Made Using Credit Cards
- Electronic Funds Transfer (also known as EFT) Supported
- Affordable Prices and Reliable Assistance
- Helps in the Recuperation of Fees
PayFast Gateway Explained
- There are no recurring or one-time charges.
- Accept credit card payments: Visa & MasterCard
- Accept instant EFT payments, which are bank transfers that clear immediately.
- The South African rand is the only currency accepted by PayFast.