Sell Online - eCommerce
eCommerce allows you to accept credit card payments online so you are paid before you ship.
The Payment Gateway - Payfast
Payfast is integrated with South African banks and accepts payment in Rands. Payfast's role is to validate a customer's credit card details.
In South Africa, Paypal will accept payment only in US$.
The Shopping Cart - eShop
A Payfast account is required but this is straightforward. Before goods can be sold, a shopping cart is necessary to aggregate the bought items.
eShop is an example and enables most people to sell online if they have a Payfast account. eShop is free to those who advertise ten items or less. Up to 300 items is R220 per month.
Both Payfast and the banks will take a commission - 2% and 4% respectively and there is a small charge to retrieve funds from the Payfast account.
However, the goods are paid for before they are shipped. eShop has an arrangement with a local courier that makes shipping easier.
We can set this system up for clients should they so wish.