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 two easy steps

    1. Apply for a merchant account with us using the 'Sign me up' form and we'll call you back; contact our dedicated Helpdesk on 0860 111 222; visit an Absa branch near you; or open a Business Evolve account.
    2. Start accepting payments instantly and easily.
  • What it costs

    Choose between a SmartPay device package only OR the new SmartPay Package which includes a Business Evolve 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.

    Business Evolve account

    Open a Business Evolve Zero, Pay-as-you-transact or Business Evolve 35 account and:

    • Rent a SmartPay device for free
    • Get a SmartPay device delivered to you for free
    • Only pay 2.5% of every R10 000 you make per device per month
    • Get invoices sent to your customers via email or SMS
    Open a Business Evolve 60 or 90 account and:
    • If the SmartPay device does not meet your needs, we have other Merchant Payment solutions available to choose from
    • If you need more information on our point-of-sale devices, please contact us to discuss and find the right solution for your business
    All SmartPay devices are available for free rental.
    Compare our Business Evolve Accounts or apply for one.
  • 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.

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Let one of our consultants assist you.

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