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September 23, 2023

Online Payment Methods for Small Businesses in South Africa

Disclaimer: payPod is not affiliated with any of the providers listed in this article, even where we may provide integration. In today's digital era, accepting payments online is no longer a luxury...


September 17, 2023

New Mobile App & Recent Updates

We've just launched the ability for payPod to be installed as a mobile app, along with other recent developments. payPod can now be installed on your Android smartphone or iPhone, and be accessed...


April 9, 2023

Delivery Notes & Other New Features

Following the launch of the new payPod system in February this year, we have started the process of adding some much-requested features. Below is a summary of what we've done, and what we are still...


January 31, 2023

payPod Update Launch Announcement

During the launch, payPod will be inaccessible for about 6 hours as we transfer all information to the new version. The 18th of February is a Saturday, and we encourage all users to plan for downtime...


October 2, 2022

Recurring invoices added & 2022 progress update

Earlier this year I made a post announcing that we would be releasing a new version of payPod this year. While we have been somewhat delayed, we are still planning to launch the new version by the...


May 30, 2022

A brand new payPod is coming in 2022

In the upcoming months, we are planning to launch a new version of payPod. This will be the first major update since payPod's inception ten years ago in 2012. All of the current features will remain...


February 26, 2021

How to Get Paid Online with Yoco & payPod

You can now include a "Pay Now" button directly on your invoices that will take users to a secure online payment page with Yoco. Accept online card payments for any Visa or MasterCard cards. Yoco...


June 28, 2020

Collect Online Payments with PayFast & payPod

You can now add a PayFast "Pay Now" button to your invoices and start accepting online payments using a variety of methods, such as Credit Card, Instant EFT and Mobicred. Step 1 Sign up &...


April 25, 2020

We Interviewed an Online Business Owner who has Invested his Future In South Africa

Originally from Germany, Mr Osterloh relocated to South Africa and founded HOSTAFRICA, a company providing web hosting solutions including Cloud VPS & Dedicated servers. Prior to this, he was the...


January 30, 2020

5 Good Reasons You Should Never Start a Business

I love working on my own terms. I like choosing when to wake up and when to take my lunch-break. I also really LOVE making my own choices with product development and direction. Let's be real; who...


January 25, 2020

How to Market your Small Business Online - Without Adverts

There is nothing more annoying than accidentally clicking an ad. Or trying to find the button that isn't an ad while browsing the internet. When it comes to online marketing, you don't want ads to be...


January 2, 2020

payPod 2020 Update - New Features & Payment Plans

Six months ago, an announcement was made that new paid features would be introduced. While there were some delays, I am happy to announce that the much-requested features have now been made...


June 4, 2019

payPod Update - New Developments

This is a follow-up to this announcement where I mentioned plans to develop payPod further, and requested feedback on what people would like to see. Based on the many feedback emails received,...


May 14, 2019

The Future of payPod

First off, I would like to say "thank you" to all of you who continue to use payPod. Secondly, I want to apologize for the lack of attention I have given payPod. While payPod has continued to grow...


June 3, 2016

Tax Invoice Legal Requirements in South Africa

Updated: 14 May 2019 As a small business owner or freelancer, it is easy to get caught up in all your sales and purchases that you forget about checking to make sure all legal requirements are met,...