What South Africans want from an online store

Lord Farquart

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So now MyBB is South Africans. Go get him thechamp, forcefate et al. He is generalizing
 

Praeses

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A bit harsh for local shops. The rates are brutal for South African businesses compared to something like PayFast.
I can imagine - I just prefer paypal because it's quick and painless and I don't need to give my CC details to every website I use. I wouldn't use ebay without paypal :p
Is PayFast the exact same concept as Paypal except for it being local?
 

Bryn

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I can imagine - I just prefer paypal because it's quick and painless and I don't need to give my CC details to every website I use. I wouldn't use ebay without paypal :p
Is PayFast the exact same concept as Paypal except for it being local?

No, PayFast is just a regular payment gateway. Arguably the most popular in SA. It supports InstantEFT, credit & debit cards, Mobicred etc. It costs a merchant around half as much as using PayPal.

PayPal is around 10% after VAT for most SA retailers. Local payment gateways somewhere around the 5% mark.
 
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