Accepting Recurring Payments with Payfast & Easy Digital Downloads

Payfast allows you to accept online payments from local & international buyers via Instant EFT, credit cards & more via their secure payment platform. 

Payfast has become a household name for accepting payments in South Africa and is one of the most widely used payment gateways, offering the easiest way to set up an account and accept payments among a number of channels. 

While we move into an even more digital age where businesses are moving online, accepting recurring payments for digital products and services, Easy Digital Downloads has made it super easy to offer digital products to your customers with a click of a button. 

Accepting payments in South Africa through Easy Digital Downloads has however proven to be a challenge until now. 

Pacific Plugins and I (Jarryd Long) have built an integration between Payfast and Easy Digital Downloads, allowing you to accept once-off and recurring payments in a flash. 

The plugin sells for $49 (as of February 2021) for a single site license, however, to offer fair value to the South African market, you can purchase the plugin for R499 for a single site on the Jarryd Long website. 

Accepting recurring payments online has become a must and something you should do from the very start to obtain maximum value from your customer. 

We’re using a combination of Easy Digital Downloads, Easy Digital Downloads Recurring Payments, and Payfast for Easy Digital Downloads to accept recurring annual payments in South African Rands. 

Getting set up is easy. You’ll need a PayFast account which is free to register for – you’ll only pay for the transactions that are processed. You can then fill out your merchant details in the plugin settings and you’ll be ready to accept payments right there and then. 


Get R50 off your license purchase when purchasing the plugin on the Jarryd Long website by using the coupon code JARRYD50.

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