Collect payments the easy way with Jotform and PayFast

Collect payments the easy way with Jotform and PayFast

PayFast is one of the most trusted online payment processing platforms in South Africa, used by more than 80,000 businesses, large and small.

That’s why we’re excited to announce that Jotform now fully integrates with PayFast, allowing users to seamlessly accept payments directly through their Jotform payment forms.

What does this mean for South African Jotform users? Now, you can turn any one of your forms into a moneymaker. 

Tens of thousands of users around the world collect payments through their Jotform-powered payment forms for registrations, application fees, the products they sell, donations, deposits, the services they offer, and more. But up until now, there weren’t any options for our South African users.

Here are some key features you get with PayFast:

  • Card processing fee of 3.5 percent plus R 2.00
  • Simple online account registration
  • Easy customer refunds directly through the PayFast merchant dashboard
  • No setup or monthly fees

This integration works by redirecting customers who have submitted your form to a PayFast hosted payment page where they can complete the payment. On the hosted page, they’re presented with options to pay in the method that works best for them, whether it’s credit or debit card, direct EFT, or a buy-now-pay-later option.

Setting up PayFast and Jotform

Ready to set up your integration? Let’s dive into how to get up and running with your payment form in just a few simple steps.

1. In the Form Builder, choose the PayFast option in the Payments navigation under Form Elements.

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2. Next, configure the PayFast integration. All you need is your PayFast merchant ID, merchant key, and passphrase. If you’re having trouble finding those in your PayFast account, just head to your Account page under Personal Information.

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3. Last, finalize your setup by describing what you’re selling, choosing your price, and adding any images or descriptions to help your customers make the decision to buy.

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Just like that, you’re ready to start accepting PayFast payments directly through your form.


We built an integration with PayFast for a number of reasons. For starters, it was one of the most requested payment integrations from our users. But we also love the features, security, level of customer support, and easy onboarding that PayFast provides. You can read more about this integration from our friends at PayFast.

Are you already a PayFast merchant? Do you accept payments through your forms? Let us know in the comments.

Chad is a former VP of Marketing and Communications at Jotform. He’s also a frequent contributor to various tech and business publications, and an absolute wizard with a Vitamix. He holds a master’s degree in communication and resides with his wife and cats in Oakland, California.

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