Turn social media followers into paying customers with your Ecwid online store

Sign up with PayFast and integrate South Africa’s leading online payment gateway with your Ecwid online store to offer your customers a variety of secure payment methods at checkout. With Ecwid you can turn any existing website, including WordPress, Wix or your Facebook or Instagram business pages into an ecommerce store and get paid with PayFast.

No Monthly Fees

Pay no setup, monthly or hidden fees; you only pay an all-inclusive fee for every successful transaction made on your online store. You don’t even need a merchant bank account to get paid. Enable any features at no additional cost.

Multiple Payment Methods

Cater to your customers’ preferences by offering a variety of payment methods at checkout, including Instant EFT, Visa and Mastercard credit, cheque and debit cards, Masterpass, SnapScan, Zapper, Mobicred, SCode and MoreTyme.

Free Features

Grow your business by enabling any of our popular supporting online payment features at no additional cost via your intuitive PayFast Dashboard, including Split Payments, recurring billing such as tokenization, subscriptions & more. 

Integrate PayFast with your Ecwid online store

PayFast integrates with 80+ ecommerce platforms, including Ecwid and other popular ecommerce platforms and plugins, and custom-built websites so that you can get paid conveniently and securely online.

Here are a few reasons why over 80,000 businesses choose PayFast as their trusted payment gateway:

  • Quick and easy to set up PayFast on your Ecwid online store 
  • Comprehensive supporting documentation to help you get paid
  • Expert local support to assist you and your customers 7 days a week
  • High transaction success rate and robust security protocols

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These local businesses trust PayFast with their online payments

PayFast Ecommerce Performance Index

Download the PayFast Ecommerce Performance (PEP) Index 2020 to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated local ecommerce adoption rates. The report analyses industry, payment and buyer data, as well as merchant insights into how lockdown affected their businesses.

PayFast Guide to Going Online

Download the PayFast Guide to Going Online to learn how to start and grow your online business. This ecommerce toolkit contains everything you need to know, including how to choose an ecommerce platform, setting up a payment gateway and marketing your online store to attract customers.

Start using PayFast today

Our online registration process makes it easy for you to sign up for an Individual, Business or Cause account.