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Step 1: Setting up my PayFast account

This guide will help you get started with PayFast. You'll be taken through the steps of registering with PayFast, verifying your account and learn exactly how PayFast works so you can start running a successful online business.

What You'll Learn:

Step 1: Sign up

First, you’ll need to sign up for a PayFast account (it’s free). Sign up online here. Follow the registration steps and fill in all the required information. You can register as an individual (sole-proprietor), business (Close corporation, Pty (Ltd), Trust) or a cause (a registered charity or NPO).

Before you sign up you should double check that we can process payments for your business. Read this article called Goods and Services Prohibited for processing through PayFast to make sure your business doesn't fall into one of these categories. Unfortunately, there are some regulating bodies that prohibit us from processing online payments for specific industries.

During registration, you will need to verify your email address by clicking on a link sent to your email address you provided on registration. PayFast will also use this email to contact you with any information regarding your account so make sure it’s an email address you use regularly.

Sign up today.

Click here to go to Step 2 - Verify your Account

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