Payment Gateways

Zertop

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Hi All

I am doing a project for a client with a very low monthly subscription (R10/month). Does anybody have any recommendations regarding payment gateways? I usually use payfast, however their R2 fee is quite a large percentage for such small amounts.

Thanks!
 

Jade @ ZA Domains

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Have you contacted Payfast to find out if they're able to offer some sort of discount on the transaction cost?
Next on the list would be SagePay
 

Zertop

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I haven't yet, I presumed their pricing was fixed. Will do, thanks!
 

Geekd

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Hey
if you speak to them they will match the competitor pricing if they feel you will be with them for a long time
 

Thor

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Hi All

I am doing a project for a client with a very low monthly subscription (R10/month). Does anybody have any recommendations regarding payment gateways? I usually use payfast, however their R2 fee is quite a large percentage for such small amounts.

Thanks!
Paygate


Write your own... bank SFTP and then build a subscription module to remind people for the payments or do you want a debit order thing?
 

Zertop

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Went with paygenius. Used their Dev API and set up my own payment backend. Such a pleasant service, and incredibly affordable.
 

adam_g

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^ Yea i second paygenius we moved to it from payfast as the fees were killing us.

Doing the math we will save a good couple R100 p/m from payfast.

We integrated into whmcs with their API.

Only thing i dont really like is your money will only be paid out once it hits 5k and if not you cannot request a manual payout via the portal. You need to email them which kind of sucks.
 

EasyUp Web Hosting

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^ Yea i second paygenius we moved to it from payfast as the fees were killing us.

Doing the math we will save a good couple R100 p/m from payfast.

We integrated into whmcs with their API.

Only thing i dont really like is your money will only be paid out once it hits 5k and if not you cannot request a manual payout via the portal. You need to email them which kind of sucks.
Do they also have the "2 day" delays?
 

adam_g

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Do they also have the "2 day" delays?
You can schedule 2 days in the week for them to payout and it can take upto 72 hours but the wallet must exceed R5000 to process the payout. if the amount is 5k+ payout is free

Anything below the threshold of R5000 you would need to email them and request an early payout which has a R10 EFT fee.
 

Luandrn

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Went with paygenius. Used their Dev API and set up my own payment backend. Such a pleasant service, and incredibly affordable.
HI! Unrelated question (sorry). I'm in the process of applying for a paygenius merchant account and the idea would then be to get a developer to integrate it with woocommerce subscriptions. Can you tell me how long the paygenius application takes? Also - what level of support can I expect from paygenius?
 

adam_g

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Their support isnt bad. Not the best though (usual South Africa)

I think they have a woocommerce plugin already so no need to integrate with their API.
 
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