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Accept Credit Card Payments on your eCommerce Site and Increase your Sales with Payflex

Receive credit card payments online   If you run an eCommerce site, you’ll understand the importance of being able to...

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Accept Debit Card Payments on your eCommerce Site and Increase your Sales with Payflex

Online Debit Card Payments   In order to run an eCommerce website, you need to be able to accept payments...

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Ecommerce payment gateway integration   Payflex is a brilliant new online payment solution that allows customers to pay for their...

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Integrating Payflex into your Magento eCommerce Store

Magento eCommerce payment gateway   What is Magento? Magento is one of the leading eCommerce Content Management Systems. Its many...

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Integrating Payflex into your WordPress WooCommerce eCommerce Store

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How to Accept Card Payments Online

Card payment solutions   You’ve spent so much time setting up your eCommerce site. You’ve wrestled with usability and design....

Integrating Payflex into your Prestashop eCommerce Store

What is PrestaShop?   PrestaShop is a free online e-commerce platform that you can use to create an online store....

Integrating Payflex into your Shopify eCommerce Store

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Integrating Payflex into your Custom CMS Store

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Integrating Payflex into your OpenCart CMS Store

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How does the Payflex Payment Gateway Help Merchants?

How does the Payflex payment gateway help merchants?   Payflex is an innovative eCommerce payment solution that can help online...

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How does the Payflex Payment Gateway help Shoppers?

How does the Payflex payment gateway help shoppers?   Imagine you’re shopping online and come across the perfect pair of...

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Increase Sales with the Payflex eCommerce Payment Gateway

Increase Sales with the Payflex eCommerce Payment Gateway   How can Payflex help you increase sales? Online shopping is still...

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Credit Payment Services   If you run an eCommerce site, you probably know all about payment gateways which enable you...

Attracting Millennials to Your Online Store

Attracting Millennials to Your Online Store

Attracting millennials to your online store is of absolute importance if you want your business to be sustainable. The reason...

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6 Ways to Increase Your Online Sales in Less than 15 Minutes

The thought of making changes to your eCommerce site can sometimes be daunting. Every task feels so big. But there...

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How to Help Your Customers Shop Responsibly

Helping your customers to shop responsibly is critical to your business growth. If you’re after sustainable growth and dreaming about...

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Why is Payflex the Ultimate Payment Solution for Your Online Store?

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The Top Ten Reasons Online Shoppers Abandon their Carts

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Most-Bought Online Items in South Africa: Are You Stocking them?

Most-Bought Online Products in South Africa: Are You Stocking them? To succeed as an online retailer, your store needs to...

Sustainable Packaging Ideas that Will Save the Planet and Save you Money

Sustainable Packaging Ideas For South African Retailers

Sustainable Packaging Ideas For South African Retailers Global warming and the pollution of the planet are finally getting the attention...

What Do Health Epidemics Mean for Retail

What Do Health Epidemics Mean for Retail?

What Do Health Epidemics Mean for Retail? Let’s explore the question: what do health epidemics mean for retail? When governments...

Is your online store ready for Generation Z

Is your online store ready for Generation Z?

Is your online store ready for Generation Z? For online retailers, understanding your target audience is imperative to business success....

Measuring ROX for your Business

Measuring ROX for your Business

Measuring ROX for your Business It’s no longer enough to merely measure return-on-investment. Customer experience and more specifically, measuring Return...

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10 Great WordPress Plugins for your Ecommerce Website

10 Great WordPress Plugins for your eCommerce Website When you’re an e-tailor, there’s always room for one more awesome WordPress...

Influencer Marketing for your Online Store

Should You be Using Influencer Marketing for your Online Store?

Should You be Using Influencer Marketing for your Online Store? South African Influencer marketing has become one of the most...

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Building Your Online Store in South Africa: A Guide

Building An Online Store in South Africa: A Guide Retailers should be looking for ways to build an online store...

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Millennial Moms: The eCom Mom Market You Can’t Ignore

Millennial Moms: The eCom Mom Market You Can’t Ignore Much has been written about the rising influence of the Millennial...

Avoiding friction for your online store

Friction: The devil of any online store and how to avoid it

Friction: The devil of any online store and how to avoid it Online shoppers can easily get frustrated by friction,...

Businesses Pivoting their way out of the Covid-19 Crisis

Businesses Pivoting their way out of the Covid-19 Crisis

Businesses Pivoting their way out of the Covid-19 Crisis Businesses across South Africa are showing tenacity, innovation and real digital...

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Best Products to Sell Online for an Isolated Customer Base

Best Products To Sell Online For An Isolated Customer Base As an online retailer you must be asking yourself right...

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Business ideas for a Post-COVID World The Coronavirus crisis is an opportunity for companies to reinvent themselves and is expected...

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Interview with Dry Dock and their Unique Digital Wine Tastings Introduction to Dry Dock Businesses are pushing themselves to be...

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The Online Activity Boom: Gaming, Sex and Zoom

The Online Activity Boom: Gaming, Sex and Zoom With most of us homebound due to the Coronavirus pandemic, South Africans...

How to convert window shoppers into buyers

How to convert window shoppers into buyers

How to convert window shoppers into buyers Online window shopping.  As an eCommerce merchant, you’re all too familiar with the...

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Increasing shopper signups: an art form you need to learn

Increasing shopper signups: an art form you need to learn An email list of ready buyers is one of the...

Tips and tricks on checkout psychology & optimisation

Tips and tricks on checkout psychology & optimisation

Tips and tricks on checkout psychology & optimisation You’ll need a deep understanding of checkout psychology and optimisation if you’re...

Ways to reduce eCommerce returns

8 ways to reduce eCommerce returns

8 ways to reduce eCommerce returns eCommerce returns can be a significant headache for online merchants. In fact, the overall...

How SA retailers can tap into Webrooming & Showrooming

How SA retailers can tap into Webrooming & Showrooming

How SA retailers can tap into Webrooming & Showrooming The way we shop is changing. Whether at home or in-store,...

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Merchant Spotlight: Equilibrio

Merchant Spotlight: Equilibrio Equilibrio is a South African fashion blog and online women’s store designed for women who are too...

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Once upon a time: Building a brand story for your online store

Once upon a time: Building a brand story for your online store You might not have read the number 1...

Ways to make the payment process easy for online customers

Ways to make the payment process easy for online customers

Ways to make the payment process easy for online customers While customer experience has become a key focus for eCommerce...

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Meet Jessica: A Flexor’s Consumer Pen Portrait

Meet Jessica: A Flexor’s Consumer Pen Portrait Meet Jessica*, she’s a Flexor. Jessica is also a 20-something millennial living and...

Company of one – The case for keeping your business small

‘A great man is always willing to be little’ – Ralph Waldo Emerson  In business, bigger is often perceived as...

The Pros and Cons of eCommerce Credit Card Payments for your Shoppers

As an eCommerce merchant, accepting credit card payments is essential in order to remain competitive. In fact, if you don’t...

Payment Gateway Boom across South Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic has leapfrogged the adoption of eCommerce in South Africa. This has lead to a boom in the...

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How to offer eCommerce Debit Card Payments on your online store

When it comes to learning how to offer debit card payments on your online store, it can get tricky.  Today’s...

What kind of online payment methods should you be offering your customers?

Customers are increasingly demanding choice at checkout when it comes to online payment methods. Which is why  it’s vital for...

Are credit card payment gateways the right way to go?

Credit card payment gateways are without question an essential for any eCommerce merchant looking to remain relevant. Credit cards remain...

Merchant Spotlight: Sam & Sage

Sam & Sage is a South African baby, toddler and kids lifestyle brand loved for its prints, playful graphics, bold...

The democratisation of online payment systems

Online payment systems have come a long way over the last decade. Payflex takes a closer look at  how the...

Solid eCommerce marketing principles every retailer should know

Not sure where to start when it comes to your eCommerce marketing principles? You’re not alone. Many retailers report marketing...

How to market your eCommerce Business on Social Media

If you’re an eCommerce business, social media is something you simply cannot afford to ignore. Below, Payflex guest blogger Chloe...

How retailers can prepare for Black Friday 2020

Black Friday 2020 is around the corner. Is your eCommerce store ready? Last year, 50% of Black Friday purchases in...

Black Friday 2020 Marketing Ideas

It’s no secret that Black Friday is one of the busiest retail events for eCommerce merchants. And with so many...

How merchants can harness Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday could be one of the most profitable days of the year for you – that is if your...

eCommerce trends to watch out for in 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has marked a turning point for eCommerce.  In fact, McKinsey found the sector has experienced 10 years...

Voucher programmes and why they’re great for eCommerce stores

Voucher programmes can be a fantastic revenue stream for merchants. In our increasingly digital world, consumers expect to be able to...

Preparing for the low revenue months: How to boost sales Q1

 While so much focus is placed on high revenue months like the festive season, merchants often find themselves caught off...

2021: An exploration of the year ahead for eCommerce

The seismic events that shaped the eCommerce landscape in 2020 are expected to echo long into the coming year. Especially...

 Staying power: The real secret sauce to eCommerce success 

In today’s highly competitive online marketplace, retailers are working in overdrive to grab consumer attention and set themselves apart. But,...

The online mall – Can the buzz you get from exploring a mall be replicated online?

With Payflex hitting over 400 merchants, that might mean our Online Store Directory is bigger than Sandton City or Eastgate...

Online Shopping Trends 2021

South Africans’ shopping habits changed drastically in 2020 as people shifted online to stock up on day-to-day essentials during the...

How to boost online sales in 2021

Let’s face it, for eCommerce merchants online sales are everything. As we enter 2021, it’s a good time to stop...

How to measure your eCommerce success

Do you have a successful online business? Ecommerce success can be challenging if your strategy relies on flying blind with...

Ecommerce Laws and Regulations Store Owners Should Know

The rapid growth of eCommerce has provided widespread benefits for both customers and merchants. But, just like we have to...

Benefits of Gift Cards & Vouchers for Ecommerce Stores

Digital gift cards and vouchers are a highly effective way of driving sales on your eCommerce store. For merchants it’s...

Ecommerce marketing tips to woo Valentine’s Day shoppers

Love and relationships are often complicated. But, increasing your Valentine’s Day sales doesn’t have to be. Valentine’s Day is the...

5 tips for optimising your eCommerce returns policy 

Ecommerce returns have become a major pain point for retailers in recent years. But, the shift to online shopping in...

Why retailers can no longer ignore social commerce

The continued rise of social commerce means social media is no longer just a place to connect, or seek distraction....

How BNPL is helping grow eCommerce sales

Almost a year into the pandemic, it’s clear that the way we both shop and pay has completely shifted. Once...

5 Ways Merchants Can Boost Ecommerce Easter Sales

Easter is just around the corner. This means it’s time to start thinking of the best ways to boost your...

Ecommerce mistakes you don’t even realize you’re making

No eCommerce site is perfect. We all make mistakes. But when it comes to your eCommerce business, there are many...

The importance of a strong omnichannel strategy

Today’s customers are looking for seamless shopping experiences, regardless of whether they’re browsing the web on their smartphones, or visiting...

9 Questions To Ask Before Picking A Payment Gateway

A payment gateway can have a huge impact on your customer experience and profitability. This makes your ability to accept...

Clever Strategies To Improve eCommerce Sales

Ecommerce merchants are constantly looking for new and exciting ways to set themselves apart. What’s more, today’s overcrowded market makes...

A Beginner’s Guide to Payment Gateways

A payment gateway is the final step of the sales process on an eCommerce website. It is also one of...

Ways To Get Your Site Noticed This Father’s Day

With Father’s Day approaching, it’s time to think about the sales, promotions and marketing strategies that will set your eCommerce...

Ways to make eCommerce business more sustainable

As consumers become increasingly conscious of how their online shopping habits impact the environment, they’re beginning to seek out retailers...

Educating Shoppers On The Benefits Of Interest-free Shopping 

Interest-free shopping is fast becoming one of the most popular ways to pay for online shoppers. As an eCommerce merchant,...

Setting up an eCommerce site from scratch

Setting up an eCommerce site from scratch isn’t easy. There are so many things to consider. Which is why careful...

Ecommerce User Experience Best Practices 2021 

Ecommerce user experience has become crucial to creating a frictionless customer experience. In fact, customer experience has overtaken price and...

How to achieve sales consistency throughout the month

Sales consistency. It is something every eCommerce merchant strives for. Anybody can have a great day or week, but achieving...

Customer experience in a post Covid world

Customer experience is central to your success as an eCommerce merchant. In fact, 80% of customers say the experience businesses...

Women’s Day Strategies To Empower Your Female Shoppers

Women’s Day 2021 is a perfect opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across South...

Cart Abandonment: 6 Foolproof Strategies To Prevent It

Struggling with cart abandonment?  You’re not alone. Whether you’re a big eCommerce store or a small business, there isn’t a...

Ecommerce Debit Card Payments: Are They Overtaking Credit?

Ecommerce debit card payments are becoming increasingly popular. The pandemic has turbocharged eCommerce debit card payments, fueling a move away...

Omnichannel Strategy: A step-by-step guide

An omnichannel strategy combines multiple channels to offer a seamless customer experience no matter how consumers transact. It used to...

How To Use Personalisation To Boost Conversions

Personalisation is central to boosting conversions. Gone are the days of a one-size-fits-all approach to marketing.  Above all, today’s consumers...

Why Gen Z shopping habits are driving buy now pay later

Gen Z shopping habits are rapidly evolving. This younger generation of shoppers is playing an instrumental role in driving the...

Why online payment gateways are central to CX

Online payment gateways are not the first place you’d look when evaluating your website’s customer experience. But, as payments become...

Best eCommerce merchant services of 2021/2022

The more time you spend in the eCommerce landscape, the more it can feel like you’re learning new things daily....

Buy Now Pay Later Trends Forecasted For 2021/2022

Buy now pay later trends are evolving fast. This is because the sector has experienced exponential growth over the last...

Payment Gateway Vs Payment Processor: Which Is Better?

As a business owner, you’ve probably heard the terms payment gateway and payment processor countless times. But do you know...

High Demand Products To Sell Online

High Demand Products To Sell Online It’s simple. High demand products sell. But, as an eCommerce merchant, how do you...

The eCommerce Launch Checklist Every Merchant Needs

Ready, Set, Launch! There are over 1.8 billion websites and new sites launched every minute of the day.  But how...

Buy now pay later arms race: Investors vie for a piece of the pie

Buy now pay later (BNPL)  is having a moment. It has fast become the hottest trend in the payments industry,...

Purchasing with purpose: The retail trend you can’t ignore

The pandemic has cast purchasing with purpose into the spotlight. As a result, it has become so much more than...

Payment Flexibility: Are you giving customers what they want?

There’s no question that payment flexibility is trending globally. And demand is only expected to climb. Especially as more customers...