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Setting up PayFast

Payfast is one of the payment methods supported by Bookem

Here's a help article explaining all payment methods.

Set up your PayFast account

Follow these steps:

1. Go to the PayFast website and click on the 'Sign up' button

2. Select the type of account you want to create (business or non-profit)

3. Enter your email address and password.

4. Enter your business information, such as your company name, address, and phone number

5. Link a credit or debit card or bank account to your PayFast account

6. Verify your email address

7. Complete the onboarding process

8. Once you have created your PayFast account, you will need to add it as a payment method in Bookem

Add a PayFast as a Payment Method in bookem

Follow these steps:

1. Go to Settings > Payments & Invoicing

2. Navigate to the Payment Methods tab

3. Click + New payment Method'

4. Select PayFast as the payment type

5. Enter your Merchant ID and Merchant Key from PayFast

6. Toggle 'use for online bookings' to on if you want to let clients use this payment method for appointments when they book online.

7. Toggle 'display on invoice' to allow clients to pay their invoice via PayFast.

When PayFast is used to pay here, the client's invoices get marked as paid automatically. The practice requires no manual reconciliation.

8. Click 'Create'

Pro-tips for setting up a PayFast account

  • Make sure that your business information is accurate and up-to-date

  • Use a strong password that you don't use for any other online accounts

  • Keep your credit or debit card or bank account information secure

  • Only use PayFast for authorized transactions

If you have any problems setting up your PayFast account, you can contact PayFast customer support for assistance.

Helpful links:

PayFast: Register for PayFast

PayFast Merchant ID and Key explained

PayFast Passphrase explained