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Junaid Galant

E-Commerce Payments

Junaid Galant, sales manager at Heavy Chef partner Payfast, shares his experience with and knowledge about e-commerce payment gateways.

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Junaid Galant, the sales manager at Payfast, is a payments enthusiast and sales management professional from Cape Town. The world of digital payments and fintech has been his professional domain for more than a decade. His passion for the industry is contagious and marked by an unflagging willingness to share his knowledge and experience.

Away from the office, Junaid is an avid long-distance runner and musician who regularly performs with his wife. He is a dedicated family man and proud father of two sons.


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About This Recipe


Having to sort out payment practicalities on your online store can feel like a daunting task. It doesn’t have to be, says Junaid Galant, sales manager at Heavy Chef partner Payfast, in this recipe. He sets out the resources Payfast has to assist entrepreneurs to integrate a payment gateway into their online store, and highlights the pros and cons of the top three payment options.

He also highlights the role payment options play in reducing cart abandonment, discusses how Payfast protects merchants from fraudulent activity and explains the buy now, pay later concept in the e-commerce environment.

Junaid furthermore reminds entrepreneurs to always consider the payment process from the customer’s perspective.

What You'll Learn


In this recipe you will learn:

  • The pros and cons of the three most popular payment methods.
  • The solutions available to manage subscriptions.
  • What to look for when you research payment gateway service providers.
  • How Payfast protects its merchants against fraudulent transactions.
  • How buy now, pay later works in the e-commerce context.
  • What the costs associated with online payments are.
  • How Payfast integrates into your online store.


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