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Stripe or Paypal in South Africa

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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. 

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

PayPal doesn't support ZAR.


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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.

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