SmartPay is suitable for small and medium businesses that provide services on the move. It’s simple to use: switch on the device and you are ready to accept card payments on the side of the road, at a market or your customer’s home.

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Do business on the move

Accept card payments anywhere, anytime, when you need to.

Easy to use

Switch on your device and start transacting immediately.

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It’s convenient

Payments are made in real time hence no need to do follow ups.

It’s safe and secure

Accepts card payments only. No need to carry cash around.

  • Get started in four easy steps

    1. Apply for a merchant account with us using the 'Sign me up' form below and we'll call you back; contact our dedicated Helpdesk on 0860 111 222; or visit an Absa branch near you.
    2. We will deliver your device to your doorstep through our friendly courier service.
    3. Call African Resonance Helpdesk on 087 741 2193 to activate your device.
    4. Start accepting payments instantly and easily.
  • Transact quickly and securely

    1. You have the option to email or SMS your customer’s receipt to them at no cost.
    2. No compatible smartphone, Bluetooth pairing or additional application required.
    3. View transaction history or resend receipts using the SmartPay Merchant Portal.
  • Features

    • Accepts chip, PIN and magnetic strip credit and debit cards (MasterCard®, UnionPay and Visa).
    • Accepts Tap ‘n Go credit and debit cards (MasterCard®, UnionPay and Visa).
    • Accepts Samsung Pay payments.
    • Full-colour OLED screen display.
    • Backlight to improve visibility in various lighting conditions.
    • Ability to provide a digital receipt to cardholders via email and/or SMS at no cost.
    • Resend receipts via the SmartPay Merchant Portal.
    • View transaction history via the SmartPay Merchant Portal.
    • Dual sim cards for optional network coverage.
    • No compatible smartphone, Bluetooth pairing or additional application required.
    • Pay In Your Currency for PIN-enabled international cards now available.
    • Accepts Amex and Diners cards.
    • Ability to add a reference number to a transaction for easy reconciliation.
  • What it costs

    Choose between a SmartPay device package only OR the new SmartPay Package which includes a Business Essential Plus bank account.

    SmartPay device only

    Accept payments on the go for a single monthly fee of R199.

    Initial cost:

    • No additional device cost
    • Delivery fee: R250 for the first delivery of up to three devices. Thereafter R100 per additional device in the same delivery.

    Transaction fees:

    • 2.50% on both credit and debit cards
    • 2.75% on all International cards.

    All fees exclude VAT.


    SmartPay Package

    It's better together.

    Why  wait to be settled? With an Absa Business Essential Plus Account your money will be available the next morning.

    Open a Business Essential Plus Account PLUS sign up for a SmartPay device and you will only pay a monthly fee of R235.00. Regular cost without SmartPay is R390.

    SmartPay single monthly fee of R199 not included.

    All fees exclude VAT.

  • Payment Pebble® to SmartPay notice.

    To ensure we offer you the best service in the industry, we have decided to hand over the supply and maintenance of Payment Pebble® to Thumbzup. With effect from Friday, 21 February 2020, we will no longer directly maintain and offer the Payment Pebble®.

    Large merchants who have integrated the Payment Pebble® and software into their business systems will engage and contract with Thumbzup going forward for all Payment Pebble® sales, support and maintenance. You can contact Thumbzup through their website.   

    All other Payment Pebble® merchants will be asked to upgrade to SmartPay.

    As a token of our appreciation, all Payment Pebble® merchants that upgrade to SmartPay will pay a monthly fee of R149 per month, (down from R199) until the end of December 2019.

    To upgrade, merchants can:

    • Complete the digital form on
    • Dial 0860 111 222 for a Helpdesk agent to raise the upgrade request on MOB Lite.
    • Visit an Absa Business Bank and request an upgrade.
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