Important to note:
While anyone can set up Paystack, only businesses in Live Mode (businesses who have submitted an activation request and are live) can accept real payments. Businesses who have not been approved to go live will only be able to make test payments.
Follow these links to learn how to activate your business:
- How to activate your Starter Business on Paystack
- How to activate your Registered Business on Paystack
There are multiple ways by which you can get paid through Paystack, depending on the level of customization you want and the technical resources at your disposal:
Setup methods that require no technical knowledge:
- Payment Pages
- Paystack Invoices
- Some plugins (e.g Wordpress)
Setup methods that require software development:
- Libraries / SDKs
Paystack Payment Pages
This is perfect for non-developers. A Payment Page is a link to a simple form that you can send to customers, through which they can pay you. You don't need to have your own website or app to set up a Payment Page.
The Paystack Invoices feature allows you to quickly send a request for payment to a particular person, or a group of people. Once the person who owes you receives the Paystack Invoice, they'll be able to pay you quickly in only a few clicks.
Plugins are used when integrating Paystack with third-party platforms such as Wordpress, Shopify, Magento, and many others.
For a full list of Plugins, please visit our Plugins page.
Developers have numerous tools with which to integrate Paystack. See our Libraries page.