Paystack payment gateway

Paystack supported currencies. Learn how to enable Paystack payment gateway on your online store.

Updated over a week ago

Paystack overview

Paystack is one of the leading payment solutions for businesses in Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, and South Africa to receive payments and make payouts seamlessly.

Paystack allows businesses to accept secure card, bank, and mobile money payments from multiple local and global payment channels.

With Paystack, you can also create a Payment Page and share that link via SMS, Instagram DM, WhatsApp chat, or however you communicate with your customers to get paid.

Paystack is able to process payments from MasterCard, Visa and Verve cards issued anywhere in the world. For Nigeria and South Africa based businesses, Paystack is also able to process American Express cards.

When you enable Paystack for Uvodo, you can accept payments via:

  • Credit/Debit Cards – Visa, Mastercard, Verve (Nigeria, Ghana), American Express (Nigeria and South Africa)

  • Bank transfer (Nigeria)

  • Mobile money (Ghana)

  • Masterpass (South Africa)

  • EFT (South Africa)

  • USSD (Nigeria)

  • Visa QR (Nigeria)

You can sign up on Paystack to get started.

How to set up Paystack payment gateway?

  1. Log in to your Uvodo admin panel.

  2. Navigate to the Settings β†’ Payments in your admin panel.

  3. Click on the "Add payment method" anchor text.

  4. If available with your store currency, select "Paystack" as your payment provider (if not available, follow these steps).

  5. Here, on the "Enable payment method" section, click on the toggle to enable the payment method.

  6. Then, enter the "Secret Key" from your Paystack account, then click on the Submit button.

You can also enable the Sandbox mode to test the key. For this,

  • Click on the More options on the same page, and click on the toggle to enable the Sandbox mode.

  • Next, write down the same keys to the "test Secret key" input box to test the Paystack payment method at the checkout.

Paystack supported currencies

By default, international payments are charged and settled to you in your local currency.

For more information on receiving international payments in USD please refer to this article: Can I accept payments in USD?







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Paystack isn't available with your store currency

If Paystack payment isn't available due to your store currency, you cannot select this payment provider. For this, you need to change your store's currency.

To change your store's currency:

  • Head to the Settings β†’ General in your Uvodo admin panel.

  • Click on the "Standards and formats" settings.

  • From the Currency dropdown, menu select the currency that Paystack supports.


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