[resolved] payment gateways - South Africa (9 posts)

  1. gundog88
    Posted 3 years ago #


    I have woocommerce plugged into my Simplicity theme (by Olegnax) and am trying to negotiate how to activate credit card payments. I live in South Africa so the currency my customers will be paying is South African Rands (R) but when I try to opt for PayPal as my payment gateway it declines because PayPal does not support this currency. Yet, if I opt for Mijireh, it doesn't seem to support any South African payment gateways either.

    Credit Card payments are going to be critical to my business - is there any way to set them up?



  2. thecookiemonster
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Im in the same boat. I have been looking around at options and there are a few that i know of.
    Its not cheap, but hey if your making money online you gotta get paid somehow...

    Ive found these guys, all look reasonable, maybe someone can suggest which is best, or another reasonable offer.


  3. gundog88
    Posted 3 years ago #

    hey cookiemonster,

    If you haven't already, check out this blog post: http://www.theforge.co.za/2012/06/13/south-african-payment-gateways-that-dont-require-bank-registration/ - very helpful. Download the pdf guide for a full breakdown of payment gateways that require merchant registration and those that don't.

    My problem now is that I don't think any of these service providers can plug in to the theme that I'm using, but hopefully I'm missing something.

  4. thecookiemonster
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for this, i will look into it. I will be looking to sign up with one of these guys in the coming week or so, so any advice or feed back would be appreciated. thanks again.

  5. gundog88
    Posted 3 years ago #

    thecookiemonster, here's an email I received from Mjireh, who are plugged into Woocommerce:

    It is true that we currently do not have support for any South African payment gateways. In the next few weeks we are going to be launching a major update that will include support for over 40 new payment gateways including PaymentExpress in South Africa. Please follow us on twitter or sign up for our newsletter and we'll let you know when we release this update.

    I've also found these woocommerce extensions that support South African payment gateways (for a price, obviously): http://www.woothemes.com/product-category/woocommerce-extensions/?prod_cat%5B%5D=1023&s=&post_type=product&min_price=0&max_price=99&prod_country=1106

    good luck.

  6. gundog88
    Posted 3 years ago #


  7. thecookiemonster
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thats awesome, i reckon i will wait for that update. I should be just about ready by then.
    No set deadline, but the sooner the better. Thanks again for the heads up.

  8. thecookiemonster
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hey gundog88,
    which gateway did you end up going with? I have yet to make the jump, site is taking a bit longer than expected...

  9. medalee
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi guys,

    So, what is the verdict? Which gateway should I opt for? Also in SA...


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