This guide will walk through setting up Kajabi to take payments using your PayFast account. Using the CheckoutJoy integration, you
can take payments through PayFast directly from your Kajabi checkout pages.
Supported Payment Options
You need a valid PayFast account with a Merchant ID and Merchant Key provided by PayFast
PayFast doesn't support combining once-off payments with subscription payments, which means that it's not possible
to use order bumps, or carts with mixed product types. The products should either all be once-off products, or all
subscription products with the same billing cycles.
Variable Subscription Intervals
PayFast can only process subscriptions on specific intervals, so you can't have a variable option for example "Pay every 2 months".
The following intervals are supported:
Adding your account details
In the CheckoutJoy dashboard
Navigate to Settings > Payment Methods
Select your payment processor and click on Add
Finding your Merchant ID and Merchant Key
When you sign up with PayFast, you get unique codes that you must use when initiating payments so that PayFast knows
where to allocate the money to. These unique codes are referred to as your Merchant ID and Merchant Key.
If you log into to your PayFast dashboard, you will
find your Merchant ID and Merchant Key displayed there.
PayFast can only process subscriptions on specific intervals. The following intervals are supported:
To set up a Quarterly or Biannually subscription, set the Billing Period to "Month" and the Billing Interval to 3 or 6.
Things to keep in mind
Please note the following:
You can only charge the customer in ZAR - PayFast is only allowed to charge customers in ZAR (opens in a new tab), which means the checkout
page will only display the ZAR amount to the customer. If your Kajabi offer is in a different currency, then CheckoutJoy will convert the total to ZAR
when initiating the transaction. The latest available currency exchange rate is used at the time of the transaction.
How does it work?
The CheckoutJoy widget will embed your PayFast payment button (linked to your PayFast account) onto your Kajabi checkout pages as an alternative payment
option to PayPal. Your customers will be able to pay by Credit/Debit card or any of the available payment methods supported by PayFast.
When your customers select the PayFast payment option, the CheckoutJoy widget will initiate the secure transaction with
PayFast, and direct the customer to the PayFast checkout page in a browser popup window. The transaction details, pricing and customer details are
sent as well.
After a successful checkout
After the customer has completed the checkout (and the payment was confirmed), CheckoutJoy will automatically add the
customer to your Kajabi customer base and activate the customer's access to the offer on Kajabi. Your customer will be
redirected to your Offer Thank You page that is configured in Kajabi
When users are granted an offer by CheckoutJoy, they will receive a "member welcome email" from Kajabi which contains the system-generated password for
your membership site. Take note that this email will only be sent to NEW members, and only once. They will also receive an "offer grant confirmation email" from Kajabi.
If an offer is granted to an existing member, then she/he will continue using her/his existing account. They will only receive the "offer grant confirmation email" and not the member welcome email.
Recurring / Subscription Offers
CheckoutJoy will manage the recurring payments for Kajabi offers that are configured with the subscription or recurring payment options.