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PayFast has partnered with Heavy Chef to champion entrepreneurs and small businesses in South Africa. At Heavy Chef, we will teach you how to get started with PayFast, get your e-commerce site live and your business paid securely. Here are some recipes to get you going: 

PayFast

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Byron Clarence is at the helm of business development at PayFast, a payment service platform for merchants of all sizes. He unpacks the workings of South Africa's leading online payment gateway.

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Online Payments

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Jonathan Smit, Founder of PayFast, demystifies the most important component of e-commerce: taking payments online.

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Starting With WooCommerce

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The Head of Marketplace Engineering at WooCommerce reveals how entrepreneurs can utilise the platform to grow and sustain their online businesses.

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Black Friday

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Colleen Harrison, head of marketing at PayFast, shares some insider info on how to make Black Friday work for your business.

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E-Commerce Teams

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The General Manager of KOODOO explains how her company is fulfilling a niche in the online gaming space and how they've gone about growing an engaged and passionate team.

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E-Commerce Basics

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A pioneer of e-commerce in South Africa and the founder of The Insaka E-Commerce Academy explains the intricacies of starting and growing an online shop.

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Pioneering E-Commerce

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The CEO and Co-founder of Yuppiechef provides ten learning bites on crafting South Africa's most celebrated online success story from his living room.

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Online Shops

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The Head of Communications at E-commerce Forum South Africa unpacks the online shop and outlines the power that e-commerce has to change the lives of many South Africans.

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E-Commerce Basics

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Digital marketer and founder-owner of Hells Bells Digital Michele Macnab shares how to choose and track digital marketing metrics that support your business strategy.

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Fashion Online

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The founder and Creative Director of TSHEPO Jeans reveals how he built his denim fashion brand and successfully transitioned into the online retail space.

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Digital Marketing Basics

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The Digital and Performance Marketing Manager at OneDayOnly reveals how entrepreneurs can utilise data to create effective digital marketing strategies.

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Customer Service

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Your business exists to serve your customers. Marketing wunderkind Carmia Lureman-Norton explains how you can design a great customer experience for your business.

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Find more recipes here. PayFast is also a premium partner of Heavy Chef events, which are free for Heavy Chef and PayFast members.  

Over 1m Businesses Use PayFast

Entrepreneurs, small business owners, e-commerce vendors across Africa trust PayFast to process their payments. PayFast allows you to securely and safely manage your transactions. Everything you need to ensure you manage your payments well. What's more, Heavy Chef will teach you how.  

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PayFast Clients Get 60% Off Heavy Chef

PayFast members entitle you to sign up for Heavy Chef's 'All-You-Can-Eat' pass for only R100 per month (usually R250pm), saving you 60% off your Heavy Chef membership. If you're already an existing Heavy Chef member and you want to take advantage of this benefit, simply email us and we'll downgrade your monthly fee immediately.