Integrating PayFast for event ticket sales

PayFast is an online card payment gateway for South African churches that ChurchSuite uses to handle all debit or credit card payments for your "pay" event tickets. It’s a really useful feature that’s quick and easy to set up.

About PayFast

PayFast is the payment provider ChurchSuite uses for all card payments for "pay" event tickets received by South African churches only. There are no set-up fees or monthly subscription. Card payments accepted via PayFast are subject to a transaction fee. For more information about PayFast click here. For information about PayFast fees click here. The PayFast integration cannot be used for receiving online card donations. Note also that PayFast only card process payments that at R5.00 and higher.

Completing the PayFast Integration

Click on the Administrator menu in the top right-hand corner of ChurchSuite (you will need to be an Administrator to see this menu option). Click on the Integrations menu and select PayFast.

Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the Integration. Enter your Merchant ID and Merchant Key and your Salt Passphrase (if you have set one in your PayFast dashboard).

Click Save and Proceed

Congratulations! PayFast is now be fully integrated with your account. Now, when you add "pay" tickets to an event you'll be able to receive card payments for those tickets when people sign-up. Card payments are paid directly in to your designated church bank account by PayFast (no card details are held within ChurchSuite) - typically PayFast transfer monies to your bank account in batches every few days, and within approximately 2-7 days of the event sign-up.

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