Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
Advanced Search

Stripe or Paypal in South Africa


RGC
Go to solution Solved by paul2009,

Recommended Posts

Hi,

Squarespace offers Stripe and PayPal, but I'm not sure which one to choose, or whether to use both. I'm listing products in South African Rands (ZAR). Squarespace's documentation is contradictory about which payment option will work. Their documentation lists ZAR as being compatible only with Stripe, but Stripe's global website doesn't list South Africa as being supported. Their documentation specifically lists ZAR as not being compatible with PayPal, but PayPal's global website has South Africa listed as being supported. Does anyone have any experience with this? Thanks in advance. 

Link to post
  • Replies 6
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

I agree the documentation is confusing. PayPal is not supported for payments in ZAR on Squarespace because, although PayPal supports South African accounts, they do not allow you to receive busin

Thanks so much for the explanation!

Yes. If your Stripe account is US-based, you should be able to use ZAR as the checkout currency, as listed here: Does Squarespace support my currency?

Stripe supports the ZAR currency, but does not allow businesses who are solely based in South Africa.

PayPal doesn't support ZAR.

sf-digital-signature-logo-email145.png.46606a2288a2847f44d81b9b7b58f3a5.png
Hi, I'm Paul, founder of SF Digitalbuilding the features that Squarespace didn't include.
I value honesty, integrity, transparency and respect. Links in my posts may refer to SF Digital products or may be affiliate links.
Squarespace. I've been a loyal and enthusiastic supporter of the platform since 2007. 

Link to post
1 hour ago, RGC said:

Could you maybe explain what you mean by PayPal doesn't support ZAR?

I agree the documentation is confusing.

PayPal is not supported for payments in ZAR on Squarespace because, although PayPal supports South African accounts, they do not allow you to receive business payments in South African Rand (ZAR). With PayPal, you can be paid in Dollars and then transfer your USD balance into an FNB bank account as Rand at the prevailing rate.

I hope that helps to explain.

   If a post helps you, please click a "Like" option below  ↘️

sf-digital-signature-logo-email145.png.46606a2288a2847f44d81b9b7b58f3a5.png
Hi, I'm Paul, founder of SF Digitalbuilding the features that Squarespace didn't include.
I value honesty, integrity, transparency and respect. Links in my posts may refer to SF Digital products or may be affiliate links.
Squarespace. I've been a loyal and enthusiastic supporter of the platform since 2007. 

Link to post
  • 4 months later...
1 minute ago, FPMM said:

If I have a Stripe account (US) but am selling with ZAR currency, would that work?

Yes. If your Stripe account is US-based, you should be able to use ZAR as the checkout currency, as listed here: Does Squarespace support my currency?

sf-digital-signature-logo-email145.png.46606a2288a2847f44d81b9b7b58f3a5.png
Hi, I'm Paul, founder of SF Digitalbuilding the features that Squarespace didn't include.
I value honesty, integrity, transparency and respect. Links in my posts may refer to SF Digital products or may be affiliate links.
Squarespace. I've been a loyal and enthusiastic supporter of the platform since 2007. 

Link to post

In that case I recommend reaching out to Squarespace Customer Care for some Circle Member Priority Support! They should be able to explain what's happening on the site that's not offering this. 

sf-digital-signature-logo-email145.png.46606a2288a2847f44d81b9b7b58f3a5.png
Hi, I'm Paul, founder of SF Digitalbuilding the features that Squarespace didn't include.
I value honesty, integrity, transparency and respect. Links in my posts may refer to SF Digital products or may be affiliate links.
Squarespace. I've been a loyal and enthusiastic supporter of the platform since 2007. 

Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment


×
×
  • Create New...