How Callpay can help your small business grow

How Callpay can help your small business grow  

Starting and growing a small business in South Africa is a challenging yet rewarding journey filled with hurdles like managing finances, reaching new customers, and streamlining operations. At Callpay, we understand these pain points and have developed innovative payment solutions to help entrepreneurs overcome obstacles and nurture their ideas into thriving companies. 

Whether you’re just getting started or looking to expand, we acknowledge the grit required to run a successful business. That’s why we offer services tailored to companies at any stage, providing the tools and assistance needed to reach your goals. From keeping overhead costs low to scaling up supply chains, our expertise and smart systems give you room to grow on your terms. 

At Callpay, we want to see you flourish. We know that behind every small business is a passion that deserves support. By taking care of your payment processing needs, we empower you to turn that passion into a career and make a real impact. Together, we can help you reach your full potential. 

Recognising and Helping Business Growth 

At Callpay, we really understand the unique challenges and development goals of small businesses. As a trusted business partner, we provide tailored solutions to ease the pain points of small companies. Our suite of services and features is thoughtfully designed to empower entrepreneurs to tackle hurdles and climb higher. 

By using our offerings, small businesses not only get optimised systems but also a partner invested in their success. Let’s look at how our products can promote growth.

Expand Your Small Business with Our Products 

  1. EFTSecure: Smoothing Out Payment Flow

At Callpay, we understand the unique challenges small businesses face when managing cash flow and transactions. That’s why we developed our EFTSecure service – to provide a payment solution tailored for the needs of small businesses. 

EFTSecure offers online Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) processing that is streamlined and cost-effective. Compared to credit cards and vouchers, EFTSecure has low processing fees, saving small businesses money. The automatic reconciliation feature also saves valuable time and resources by removing manual reconciliation tasks. 

Additionally, EFTSecure is designed for quick and simple setup, allowing small businesses to get their payment system operational in no time. We know entrepreneurs need to minimise disruptions, so EFTSecure ensures a smooth, hassle-free transition. 

By supporting all major South African banks and enabling real-time EFT processing, EFTSecure also helps expand customer reach and improves cash flow – both vital for growing companies. Going beyond payment processing, EFTSecure aligns with small business growth objectives – enabling efficiency through secure, affordable payments. 


  1. Express Pay By Link: Simplifying Payments

Express Pay By Link brings convenience and simplicity to customers making payments. It enables businesses to send payment requests seamlessly via SMS or email. Customers can quickly pay through the link without redirects. 

For a small or new business, sending invoices and receiving payments smoothly is a major benefit. Pay By Link saves them admin time and makes paying easier. For customers, the simplified process boosts satisfaction. 

Additionally, Express Pay By Link provides enhanced security for transactions. The payment gateway safeguards customers’ financial information, reducing fraud risk and chargebacks. This promotes trust and more reliable revenue. The system also complies with standard security protocols, reassuring both businesses and clients. 

Moreover, Pay By Link’s flexibility suits various business models like retail, services, and ecommerce. Supporting multiple payment methods caters to diverse customer preferences, improving the experience. Seamless integration with business platforms also streamlines processes. This adaptability positions companies, especially small or new ones, to concentrate on sustaining growth. 


  1. Agent Request: Plug-and-Play Solutions

In a fast-paced business setting, time is precious. Agent Request by us at Callpay allows quick payments via customisable widgets sent to customers’ mobile devices. 

The plug-and-play solution saves agents’ effort in requesting and waiting for payments. For customers, paying through the widget is seamless. This time-saving capability enhances small business productivity and growth. 


  1. Direct Card Payments: Seamless Transactions

Delivering a smooth payment experience increases customer satisfaction and loyalty. Callpay’s Direct Card Payments uses a Javascript widget to enable fast card payments without customers leaving the website. 

This not only makes buying seamless but also lifts conversion rates for businesses. Many South African consumers prefer card payments for convenience and safety. Direct card payments make it easy for small businesses to meet this demand. 


  1. Agent Assist: Real-Time Payment Efficiency

Maintaining operational efficiency is vital for small businesses to control costs. Our Callpay Agent Assist empowers call center agents to make payments in real time. This eliminates delays in awaiting approvals or confirmations. 

With Agent Assist, agents can provide quick, streamlined service. For entrepreneurs juggling multiple tasks, this time-saving tool is invaluable. By boosting agent productivity, it contributes to small business growth. 

Expand Your Small Business with Us  

We are a dedicated partner for growing small enterprises. Our specialised products, from EFTSecure to Agent Assist, address specific challenges and enable growth. It’s safe to say that we really do understand the unique needs of small business owners. 

By integrating our comprehensive solutions, entrepreneurs gain the support system to boost productivity, optimise operations, improve the customer experience and drive growth. We are a company helping small businesses grow by offering tools to overcome hurdles and scale sustainably. 

Take advantage of the services designed specifically for your company by us at Callpay. With the right solutions in place, small enterprises can turn challenges into growth opportunities. Let us lend your entrepreneurial journey a helping hand as a committed and trusted growth partner.


Ensure Seamless Service with Callpay’s Agent Assist

Ensure Seamless Service with Callpay’s Agent Assist 

In our fast-paced digital world, it’s important for all businesses to offer a safe and easy payment process. Our cutting-edge Agent Assist solution let’s call center agents do their jobs better by enabling card payments to be made in real time. Fast and dependable processing of these payments is guaranteed. 

A Closer Look at Our Seamless Service Delivery 

Our commitment to seamless service delivery is unwavering. Here’s an in-depth exploration of the unique benefits our Agent Assist platform offers: 

– Cloud-Based Flexibility:  

Leveraging the cloud, we offer a solution that’s not just about saving on hardware costs; it’s about providing the agility to adapt to market changes and customer demands swiftly, with integrated agent support to ensure peak performance. 

– Unmatched Security with Call Recording:  

Beyond compliance, our call recording feature serves as a tool for continuous improvement, allowing you to refine agent performance and enhance customer trust, a testament to the qualities of a call center agent we maintain.

– Innovative DTMF Clamping:  

We protect customer privacy at every turn. Our DTMF clamping technology ensures sensitive information remains confidential, reinforcing customer confidence in your business and agents who provide support services by safeguarding customer-agent interactions. 

– Seamless System Integration:  

Our platform is designed to integrate smoothly with your existing systems, making the transition to Callpay’s Agent Assist as smooth as possible for your team, further enhanced by comprehensive agent support. 

– Comprehensive Payment Gateway Support:  

We understand that freedom of choice is important. Customers can choose the method of payment that best suits them because our platform is compatible with multiple gateways, facilitated by agent support services. 

– Global Operations Made Easy:  

With support for various languages and currencies, we make it easy for you to serve customers from around the globe, expanding your market reach effortlessly, a reflection of the qualities of a call center agent we enhance through agent support. 

Revamping the Payment Journey 

Here at Callpay, we’re all about enriching more than just the transaction side of things. We see every payment as a golden opportunity to make your customers stick around longer by turning the whole payment journey into something straightforward and fun, leveraging our Agent Assist platform’s agent support services. 

Making Every Chat Count 

Recognising that each customer has unique preferences and needs, our platform is thoughtfully designed to empower our call center agents to customise their communication. This approach ensures that every interaction goes above and beyond the ordinary, fostering genuinely meaningful engagements.  

Streamlining the Payment Process 

Our objective is to simplify the payment experience, ensuring it is as seamless as possible. We have refined our processes to minimise errors and reduce waiting times, allowing your customers to complete transactions smoothly and efficiently. Our focus is on creating a frictionless experience that encourages customers to return, assisted by agent support initiatives. 

A Safe Space for Payments 

In today’s world, the safety of payment information is a major concern for everyone. With our services, your customers can rest easy. We use leading-edge security measures, including encryption and careful data management, to ensure their information is always secure, a commitment backed by agent support services. 

Our focus on enhancing the payment experience goes beyond just handling transactions; we’re building trust, loyalty, and satisfaction. By making the payment process something your customers look forward to, we help set your business apart, with Agent Assist serving as a pillar of agent support. 

Growing Together with Callpay 

Opting for our Agent Assist isn’t simply about stepping up your payment game; it’s about teaming up with a leading provider of digital payment services, where agent support services play a crucial role in facilitating growth. 

Insights That Matter: Learn the ins and outs of your customers’ and agents’ behaviour to make informed decisions that drive growth, a process enhanced by our dedicated agent support. 

Never-Ending Innovation: In a world that is always evolving, we are committed to staying ahead of the curve by continuously improving our technology, assisted by our agent support services. 

Unwavering Support: Think of our team as an extension of yours. From the moment you join us to every day after, we’re here to support your journey towards seamless operations, with Agent Assist at the core of our agent support efforts. 

Building the Best Support for Agents with Callpay 

We make sure that every customer gets a smooth, safe, and efficient payment experience. That’s why Agent Assist here at Callpay, is all about giving top-notch support to call centre agents. It’s designed to help them process payments effortlessly, making every customer interaction a positive one. 

As we look to the future, we at Callpay are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible within the digital payment landscape. Our focus on innovation, agent support, and customer satisfaction is what sets us apart.  

With Callpay’s Agent Assist, businesses can rest assured we’re offering their customers a secure, efficient, and highly personalised payment experience, in turn establishing new standards in the industry. 

You can count on our commitment here at Callpay, to innovation, security, and making customers happy, while we guide you every step of the way. Discover the Callpay difference. Visit Callpay Assist and kickstart your journey to setting new benchmarks in customer service excellence. 


Improving your call centre experience with Callpay’s Agent Request

Improving your call centre experience with Callpay’s Agent Request 

The call centre is the frontline of customer service, shaping perceptions and directly impacting satisfaction. However, traditional call centre experiences often disappoint rather than appeal to customers. 

For business owners, outdated call centre infrastructure often fails to deliver seamless experiences. Legacy systems lead to agents with inefficient processes. Lack of payment integration and personalisation capabilities cause bottlenecks. At the end of the day, rather than strengthening relationships, bad call centres manage to drive customers away. 

Transforming the call centre experience is thus crucial for customer-centric businesses. Seamless, efficient and personalised service unlocks satisfaction and loyalty. Recognising this need, Callpay provides innovative, advanced small call centre solutions for agent requests. This cutting-edge call centre management system empowers agents to deliver huge improvements for your call centre. 

Key Capabilities of Agent Request 

We created Agent Request as the premier call centre payment solution to improve the first touch point in the customer service journey. We engineered it from the ground up to solve your unique payment processing challenges. 

With Agent Request, you gain a powerful, unique set of capabilities to transform your contact centre operations: 

  1. Cloud-Based Architecture 
    The system operates entirely on the cloud, eliminating the need for hardware and offering scalability on demand. This allows the system to scale up or down based on needs.  As a cloud-based system, there is no need to invest in or maintain any hardware. The cloud architecture also enables easy deployment without on-premise infrastructure.
  2. Quick Setup 
    Designed as a plug-and-play solution for all clients, it requires no integration efforts. The solution can be implemented with ease without requiring any integration work.  The quick setup ensures any client can get started without delays or integration projects. A minimal configuration is needed to start processing payments in a short timeframe. 
  3. Virtual Terminal 
    Features a patented approach to providing a virtual terminal on the customer’s mobile device in real-time. This work-less, patented approach innovatively provides customers with a virtual terminal when needed.  Providing a virtual terminal directly on customer devices ensures payments can be processed anywhere, anytime. Customers benefit from the ability to pay instantly through their own mobile device. 
  4. Seamless Integration 
    Offers comprehensive integration with APIs, ensuring easy integration into software or CRM systems. The APIs allow the products to integrate directly into existing merchant software and systems. Seamless integration via APIs results in a unified customer experience across systems. Customer data and transactions sync across integrated systems in real-time. 
  5. Accept All Cards
    Can process all major card types, including Mastercard, VISA, Amex, Diners, Discovery, JCB, and China Union Pay. This covers all the major card types for wide payment processing capabilities.  With support for all major card types, merchants can accept payments from virtually any customer. Merchants can expand their customer base by accepting numerous international and domestic payment cards. 
  6. PCI-DSS Compliance 
    Ensures secure online card payments in compliance with PCI-DSS standards. This allows merchants to fully secure their online card payments for PCI compliance. Merchants can reduce their PCI audit scope and shift compliance responsibility to Callpay. By outsourcing payment processing, merchants minimise their risk exposure and compliance obligations. 

With these well-rounded capabilities, Agent Request creates people-positive experiences for call centres of all sizes. Our solution works for both large contact centres and small call centers.  

By streamlining processes for agents and customers, we enable efficient, seamless interactions that drive satisfaction across organisations big and small. Now, we will look at the key benefits for customers and agents a bit more in depth. 

Key Benefits of Callpay’s Agent Request for Customers and Agents 

Providing a good call centre experience is critical for both customers and business owners for several key reasons: 

For Customers: 

Builds Trust and Loyalty 

– Positive interactions make customers feel valued & respected 

– Issues resolved quickly and knowledgeably demonstrate competence and care 

– Drives repeat business, referrals, and lifelong brand loyalty 

Minimises Frustration 

– Short hold times, organised call routing, and fast issue resolution reduce headaches 

– Quick access to knowledgeable, polite agents provides helpful, personalised service 

– Systematic processes like payments minimises hassles completing transactions 

Protects from Poor Service Impacts 

– A single negative experience can tarnish perceptions of a brand’s service competency 

– Social media amplifies bad experiences and makes problems visible to extended networks 

– Saving customers from bad experiences protects the brand’s reputation 

For Business Owners: 

Drives Revenue and Profitability 

– Satisfied customers spend more and have higher lifetime value 

Effortless service and payments facilitate larger average order values 

– A higher customer retention rate improves profitability over time 

Reduces Operational Costs 

– Resolving more inquiries faster optimises human resources 

– Fewer callbacks and escalations cuts overhead expenses 

Seamless payments processed by agents the first time minimises costs 

Unlocks Competitive Differentiation 

– In the digital economy, call centres humanise brands by solving complex issues 

– Experience innovations like real-time payments that beat out the competition 

– Becomes a key strategic asset rather than a pure cost centre 

Agent Request – A Catalyst for Customer Service Transformation 

We understand the critical role call centres play in shaping customer perceptions and driving loyalty. However, we also know legacy systems often create frustrating bottlenecks that erode satisfaction. 

That’s why we developed an advanced call centre solution called “Agent Request” to transform outdated call centre operations through real-time payment processing and virtual terminal capabilities. 

By enabling instant, seamless payments directly on customer mobile devices, your agents can deliver fast, ultra-convenient service. Our key strengths include cloud scalability, quick setup, broad payment acceptance, and automated PCI compliance. This empowers your team with efficiency while providing maximum convenience for customers. 

Ultimately, our innovations optimise both sides of the call centre experience equation—delighting customers and unlocking value for your business specifically those looking for call centres solutions in South Africa. Discover more about how Agent Request can revolutionise your contact centre operations with best-in-class capabilities. 

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Easily Dispute Your Payments with Us

Easily Dispute Your Payments with Us 

Payments are the fuel that keeps businesses going. But sometimes errors happen, and transactions go wrong. These mistakes cause headaches for merchants and customers alike. 

At Callpay, we totally get it. Dealing with payment disputes is frustrating. You have to fill lengthy forms, wait endlessly, and still end up unsatisfied.  

We believe there’s a simpler, faster and more transparent way to handle payment issues. One that brings merchants and customers closer through trust. When disputes inevitably arise, you can bank on us to resolve them swiftly and seamlessly. 

Common Causes of Erroneous Payments 

To understand payment disputes, it helps to first look at why errors occur in the first place. Some common reasons include: 

Incorrect amount entries: Customers may inadvertently enter the wrong amount when making a payment. Similarly, merchants could incorrectly capture amounts when processing transactions. 

Double charges: Technical glitches may cause the same transaction to be processed twice, leading to duplicate charges and the customer disputes the payment debit. 

Fraudulent transactions: Fraudsters may gain unauthorised access to accounts and make fraudulent purchases. Customers would certainly want to dispute such malicious transactions and get the payment refunded.

Disputed services/products: Disputes may arise if customers feel they didn’t receive services or products as advertised. For instance, incorrect items delivered, damaged goods, unacceptable service quality etc. would cause the customer to want to refund the payment made. 

Processing errors: Issues at the payment gateway, acquirer or bank-end could also interrupt the payment process and cause errors. 

While the causes are many, the solution lies in having a robust dispute management system. This is where Callpay shines through. 

How to Dispute a Payment with Callpay 

When errors creep into transactions, our system simplifies how to dispute a payment in South Africa for a seamless resolution. Here are the key stages:

  1. Initiation
    The first step is initiating a dispute through our user-friendly platform. Customers can log into their account and raise disputes for erroneous charges. Merchants also have access to the same self-service portal to initiate disputes for incorrect settlements or refund payment requests. 

    The process has been designed to be intuitive even for non-technical users. Minimal details are required like transaction reference, amount, reason for dispute etc. Once submitted, users get email confirmations on dispute creation.

  2. Verification
    Upon receiving a payment dispute, we undertake necessary verifications to establish its authenticity. These checks are crucial to avoid fraudulent claims. Verification involves validating user identities, confirming transaction details on the system, reviewing relevant communication and documentation, and determining the legitimacy of the dispute.

    For instance, if a customer claims non-delivery of goods, the courier records are checked. If duplicate billing is reported, transaction histories are verified. Such thorough validation lends credibility to the dispute resolution process.

  3. Resolution
    The core of dispute management lies in investigation and resolution. We prioritise this process to enable quick closure.

    Disputes are resolved based on applicable laws, scheme rules, our policies and above all, principles of fairness. Certain dispute types have defined resolution timelines, for instance billing errors or fraudulent transactions. 

    Where necessary, additional information may be sought from the concerned parties via emails or calls. Upon reviewing all relevant facts, a decision is made to either uphold the dispute and issue a refund/reversal or reject the dispute and maintain the charge. 
    Throughout the lifecycle, users can check dispute status on the portal. Email alerts are also sent at every stage – submission, resolution and closure.

  4. Communication
    Clear and timely communication ensures seamless progress. Users can conveniently track dispute stages on their dashboards. Our support team is available on call and email to address any clarifications. Where required, they liaise between customers and merchants during the dispute process.
  5. Closure
    Once a dispute decision is reached, closure steps are initiated like refunds or reversed settlements. Users are notified on the portal, by email and SMS. For upheld disputes, we facilitate the necessary adjustments between the involved parties. Refunds are processed within committed turnaround times. In some cases, conditional temporary credits are issued until a permanent resolution is achieved. Review mechanisms exist in case users wish to re-assess the dispute outcome based on additional facts. However, this does not hamper the closure of the existing dispute lifecycle. 

Key Benefits of Disputing through Us 

Callpay offers several advantages when managing transaction disputes: 

  1. Speedy resolution: With efficient validation, investigation and decisioning processes, disputes are resolved faster compared to traditional systems. 
  2. Convenience: Our online self-service portal and 24×7 assistance enables users to initiate and track disputes easily. 
  3. Reliability: Rigorous verification and focus on fair resolutions ensure credible outcomes. 
  4. Transparency: Users have complete visibility into dispute stages via status updates. 
  5. Reduced fraud: Enhanced security features minimise fraudulent disputes. 
  6. Improved compliance: Adherence to scheme rules and consumer protection laws ensure lawful resolutions. 
  7. Stronger relationships: Smooth dispute handling fosters greater trust between merchants and customers. 
  8. Seamless integrations: Our APIs and webhooks enable easy integration with external systems for real-time notifications. 
  9. Operational efficiencies: Automation, analytics and machine learning drive process improvements. 

Ensuring You’re Safe to Make Payments 

We create a secure environment for digital transactions between merchants and customers. Our platform is designed to minimise errors. Should disputes arise, the resolution process is stellar – simple, fast and fair. 

Merchants enjoy elevated sales from “frictionless” payments and Customers appreciate the smooth dispute handling. Collectively, it fosters greater loyalty and advocacy. 

Whether you are a merchant looking to enable reliable online direct card payments or a customer seeking a safe resolution for transaction errors, choose us. Experience the advantages of robust payment infrastructure and exemplary dispute management.


Defending Your Business: How to Identify and Protect Yourself from Scammers

Defending Your Business: How to Identify and Protect Yourself from Scammers 

In the digital age, where businesses increasingly rely on online transactions and payment gateways, the threat of scammers and fraudsters looms large. As a payment gateway company, we understand the critical need to stay vigilant and secure against these threats. In this blog, we will discuss how to identify potential scammers and arm yourself with strategies, so you know how to prevent being scammed and protect your business from falling victim to their deceptive tactics. 

Identifying Scammers 

  1. Suspicious Email Addresses and Domains: Scammers often use deceptive email addresses or domains to appear legitimate. Be cautious if the email address looks unusual, contains numerous typos, or lacks a connection to the company it claims to represent.
  1. Unsolicited Requests: Be wary of unsolicited emails, messages, or phone calls. Genuine business inquiries typically go through proper channels, not through cold calls or unexpected messages.
  1. Urgent and High-Pressure Tactics: Scammers may employ high-pressure tactics to rush you into making a quick decision. This often involves creating a sense of urgency or fear.
  1. Unusual Payment Requests: Scammers may request unusual payment methods, such as cryptocurrency, wire transfers, or prepaid gift cards. Legitimate businesses typically offer multiple secure payment options.
  1. Inconsistent or Suspicious Documentation: Examine any documentation provided carefully. Scammers often use fake invoices, contracts, or licenses. Check for inconsistencies and verify the legitimacy of these documents.
  1. Poor Grammar and Spelling: Scammers often exhibit subpar language skills. Pay attention to poor grammar, spelling mistakes, and awkward phrasing in their communications.
  1. Social Engineering: Scammers may attempt to manipulate your emotions or curiosity. They often impersonate trusted individuals or companies to gain your trust.

Protecting Your Business 

Now that you know how to identify a scammer online, here are some proactive measures to protect your business: 

  1. Verify Business Partners: Always verify the legitimacy of the entities you do business with. Check their background, credentials, and contact information. Cross-reference their details with authoritative sources.
  1. Use Secure Payment Gateways: Choose a reputable payment gateway like ours, known for robust security measures and fraud prevention. Implement multi-factor authentication and encryption to enhance transaction security.
  1. Train Your Team: Educate your employees about the common signs of scams and fraud. Ensure they know how to respond to suspicious inquiries and have a clear protocol for reporting potential threats.
  1. Implement Strong Security Practices: Regularly update your cybersecurity measures. This includes using firewalls, antivirus software, and keeping all software up to date. Strong security measures can help safeguard your financial and customer data.
  1. Trust Your Instincts: If something seems too good to be true or feels suspicious, trust your instincts. Always verify before taking any action, especially when dealing with large financial transactions.
  1. Collaborate with Law Enforcement: If you suspect you have encountered a scammer, do not hesitate to report it to the appropriate authorities. Reporting such incidents helps protect not only your business but also others in your industry.
  1. Document Everything: Keep detailed records of all transactions, communications, and contracts. This documentation can be invaluable if you ever need to resolve a dispute or prove the legitimacy of a transaction.

In the ever-evolving landscape of online business, scammers continue to adapt and refine their tactics. By staying informed, vigilant, and implementing robust security measures, your business can significantly reduce the risk of falling prey to their schemes now that you know how to protect yourself against scams. Remember, it is not just about protecting your bottom line but also your reputation and the trust of your customers. 


Embrace Convenience: Accepting Payments from Anywhere at Any Time

Embrace Convenience: Accepting Payments from Anywhere at Any Time 

In today’s fast-paced, digitally driven world, businesses are constantly seeking ways to meet customer demands and enhance their operations. One crucial aspect of modern business is the ability to accept payments online seamlessly, from virtually anywhere at any time. In this blog post, we will explore the significance of this capability and how businesses can achieve it. 

The Power of Accepting Payments Anywhere, Anytime 

The ability to accept payments regardless of location or time provides numerous advantages for businesses, including: 

  1. Enhanced Customer Experience: Convenience is king in the modern business landscape. Allowing customers to pay when and where they prefer contributes to an exceptional customer experience. Whether it is in-store, online, or on the go, accommodating various payment preferences is key.
  1. Global Expansion: For businesses with an international audience or those looking to expand globally, the ability to accept payments anywhere at any time is essential. It opens doors to new markets and customer segments, resulting in increased revenue and growth opportunities.
  1. Increased Sales: When customers can make purchases at their convenience, it leads to higher conversion rates. By eliminating payment barriers, you create a more frictionless buying process, which can lead to increased sales and revenue.
  1. Operational Flexibility: Accepting payments from anywhere allows businesses to adapt to different situations. Whether it is a pop-up store, a mobile business, or a remote sales team, this flexibility empowers companies to cater to a wide range of customer needs.
  1. Reduced Payment Processing Delays: Traditional payment methods may require manual processing or take longer to complete. Accepting payments electronically from anywhere and at any time can drastically reduce processing delays, enabling faster and more efficient transactions.

How to Accept Payments Anywhere, Anytime 

Now that we understand the benefits, here are some strategies to ensure your business can accept card payments online seamlessly, regardless of location or time: 

  1. Choose a Reliable Payment Gateway: Select a trustworthy payment gateway provider that offers versatile payment solutions. Ensure it supports various payment methods, including credit cards, digital wallets, and mobile payments.
  1. Mobile Point of Sale (mPOS) Systems: Implement an mPOS system to accept payments on the go. These systems allow you to use smartphones or tablets to process transactions securely, making it ideal for businesses with field sales teams or pop-up shops.
  1. E-commerce Platforms: If your business operates online, ensure your e-commerce platform is user-friendly, secure, and supports a wide range of payment options. This includes credit card payments, PayPal, Apple Pay, and more.
  1. Contactless Payments: Embrace contactless payment options to make in-person transactions quicker and more convenient. This includes accepting NFC (Near Field Communication) payments through mobile devices or contactless cards.
  1. Cryptocurrency Acceptance: Consider accepting cryptocurrency if your business is tech-savvy and open to the idea. This can attract a new audience and enhance payment versatility.
  1. 24/7 Customer Support: Ensure that your customer support is available around the clock to address payment-related issues and inquiries. A responsive support team can help build trust and loyalty.
  1. Security Measures: Prioritize the security of customer data and payment transactions. Implement strong encryption, compliance with industry standards, and regularly update your security protocols to protect against cyber threats.

In conclusion, the ability to accept payments from anywhere at any time is no longer a luxury but a necessity in today’s business landscape. It enables you to cater to customer preferences, expand your reach, and streamline operations. By implementing the right tools and strategies, your business can stay ahead of the curve and meet the evolving demands of your customers in a rapidly changing digital world. 

QR Code feature

Callpay’s QR Code Payment Technology

Callpay’s QR Code Payment Technology 

At Callpay, we’re always looking for innovative ways to enhance the payment experience for our customers. That’s why we’re excited to highlight our QR code payment technology in South Africa – it’s fast, secure, and gives merchants a competitive edge. 

How does a QR code payment work  

The great thing about QR code payments is how quick and easy they are. Here’s how it works: 

  1. We generate a unique QR code for each transaction and send it to the merchant. This code has all the necessary payment details encrypted within it for security. 
  2. The customer simply scans this QR for payment code using their phone’s banking app and confirms the payment amount. That’s it! No lengthy forms, PINs or irritating credit card readers.
  3. Once we detect the payment via QR code, the merchant receives real-time confirmation so they can instantly go ahead with the transaction. It’s as seamless and slick as paying with cash. 

This smooth experience helps merchants provide top-notch customer service. Plus, the QR code payment methods are more secure than manual payment methods as sensitive data never needs to be entered manually. It’s a win-win for everyone! 

The Benefits of QR Code payments 

Jumping on the QR code bandwagon early offers a myriad of compelling benefits for forward-thinking South African merchants: 

  • Lightning-Fast Transactions: Near instant payments mean you can process customers faster and improve cash flow. In a busy retail environment, speedy service using QR codes can be a game changer. 
  • Enhanced Security: QR codes minimise manual payment data entry, reducing the risk of fraud significantly. Customers don’t need to surrender their card or divulge PINs. This added security promotes trust. 
  • Smoother Customer Journeys: Checkout with QR is made seamless, converting abandoned carts into completed sales. Happier customers mean repeat business and glowing reviews. 
  • Cost Savings: The operational simplicity of QR codes can lower transaction processing fees for merchants. Savings here contribute directly to a healthier bottom line. 
  • Wider Access: QR payments work for anyone with a bank app on their smartphone, catering to a wider demographic. Offering flexible options brings more customers through the door. 
  • Competitive Edge: An innovative payment offering like QR codes helps you stand out from the rest as most other payment solution providers don’t offer this technology. It signals a customer-centric outlook attuned to the needs of modern consumers. 

As is evident, adopting QR code payments provides tangible benefits for forward-thinking merchants hungry for a competitive advantage. 

Built Ground-Up with Local Insights for SA 

Globalised technology providers with generalised offerings often struggle to adapt solutions to South African realities. Their cookie-cutter tech fails to resonate locally. 

In contrast, our solutions are designed from the ground-up based on deep insights into the South African merchant landscape and consumer trends. As a homegrown startup, we understand local needs and leverage that knowledge to help businesses thrive. 

Our QR code technology and support systems are purpose-built for South African market conditions. Localization runs in our DNA, enabling us to deliver maximum contextual value. Our tech is not just made for SA – it’s made in SA. 

Customer-First Convenience, Streamlined 

Modern consumers expect payment experiences that are super fast, simple and secure. QR codes deliver on all fronts through customer-centric convenience: 

  • Speed: With just a quick QR code scan, payments are made in seconds. No more frustrating wait times. 
  • Simplicity: Customers don’t need to fill lengthy forms or remember PINs. It’s as easy as scan and done. 
  • Security: No sensitive information changes hands, preventing fraud. Customers remain in control of the process from start to finish. 

We do know that QR code payments are not for everyone, and due to our customer centric nature we offer other payment solutions such as paying-by-link, EFTsecure and more. 

The Future is Near – Are You Ready? 

QR code payments represent an exciting opportunity for merchants to gain a competitive edge and provide customers with a standout payment experience. 

As consumers demand ever-greater convenience, speed and security, QR codes are the perfect solution for forward-looking South African businesses ready to meet that need. 

Payment solutions will rapidly evolve over the coming decade as technology continues to reshape consumer expectations. QR codes place the power directly in the consumer’s hands. Forward-thinking merchants would do well to embrace these types of payment technologies as early as possible. The future of payments is already here at Callpay. 

Adopt Today, Future-Proof Your Business 

In this fast-evolving digital economy, the only constant is change – and the pace is unrelenting. Each passing day brings new innovations that threaten to disrupt incumbents clinging to old ways. 

The writing is clear on the wall: adopt or fall behind. To stay competitive, businesses must embed innovation into their DNA just as rigorously as older values like trust or quality. 

This ethos of constant learning is key to riding the technology wave rather than being swept away by it. By adopting bleeding-edge tech like QR codes today, merchants future-proof their business for the decades ahead. 

The payments landscape will transform drastically in the coming decades. However, the core human need for convenience, speed and trust will endure. Aligning to these timeless customer values is how companies remain relevant even as technologies change. 

Partner with us 

As payments evolve, the path ahead can seem daunting without the right guidance. However, the future becomes less uncertain when you have an experienced partner to help navigate it. 

As South Africa’s homegrown payments pioneer, Callpay has walked this road before. Our expertise and appetite for innovation makes us the ideal partner for merchants ready to embrace the QR Code payments and the future. Our localised solutions leverage the latest tech to deliver timeless value. 

Callpay’s pioneering QR code payment method technology delivers simplified, swift and secure payments – providing tangible benefits for both merchants and consumers. As outlined above, QR codes are the future-ready payments solution South African businesses need to stay ahead of the curve. 


How Callpay Improves the Effectiveness of Merchants

How Callpay Improves the Effectiveness of Merchants 

Operating a successful business in today’s digital landscape requires a reliable payment processing solution. Accepting payments easily and securely is crucial for maintaining high customer satisfaction rates and boosting your bottom line. This is where we at Callpay come in – we are the payment experts dedicated to making your life as a merchant simpler, more efficient, and ultimately more profitable. 

The Importance of Payment Processing for Merchants 

For any merchant, payment processing is much more than just accepting credit cards. It encompasses everything from integrating diverse payment methods on your website or mobile app to managing transactions securely and ensuring a seamless customer experience. Handling payments should never be an obstacle or point of friction in the buying journey. Instead, it should help build trust and confidence with customers. 

Some key reasons why payment processing is indispensable for merchants are:

  • Increases sales conversion rates: Smooth, fast, and secure checkouts encourage customers to complete purchases instead of abandoning their carts. 
  • Expands payment options: Giving customers more ways to pay – like cards, e-wallets, bank transfers – caters to different preferences and leads to more sales. 
  • Enables global reach: For ecommerce merchants, integrating global payment methods opens up new international markets. 
  • Improves cash flow: Faster payments mean you get access to funds quicker for reinvestment and day-to-day operations. 
  • Reduces friction: Taking payments effortlessly creates seamless customer experiences, which builds loyalty. 

As you can see, payment processing directly impacts a merchant’s ability to operate efficiently and profitably. The right solutions can set your business up for success. 

Introducing Callpay – Your Trusted Payment Experts 

We at Callpay offer comprehensive payment solutions tailored to help merchants like you simplify operations, reduce costs, and enable growth. With us, you get a single point of integration via our unified API, which provides access to a diverse suite of payment services. 

Our key differentiators include: 

Ease of Integration 

  1. Unified API for seamless access to all our payment solutions 
  2. Built-in fail-over mechanisms ensure continuous uptime 

Enhanced Security 

  1. Level 1 PCI-DSS v3 compliant to safeguard your transactions 
  2. Rigorous security protocols and regular audits 

Flexible Customisation 

  1. Multi-tokenisation to tailor payment processes for your specific needs 
  2. White-label solutions to brand the payment experience 

Seamless Reporting 

  1. User-friendly dashboard for easy reporting and reconciliation 
  2. Export statements, generate custom reports 

Excellent Customer Service 

  1. Dedicated account management 
  2. Quick resolution of issues by our support team 

With two decades of industry experience, we have  the expertise to handle all your payment processing needs efficiently. 

Range of Payment Solutions Offered by Callpay 

We offer an extensive suite of payment services designed to fit seamlessly into your business and enhance operations. 

In-House Services 

EFTsecure – Our own electronic funds transfer solution that allows customers to pay directly from their bank account using instant EFT. Supported banks include all major South African banks. 

Notify Express – Send customers payment links via SMS, email, or WhatsApp to collect payments. 

Agent Services – Agent assisted and automated options to securely process card payments without exposing details. 

Alternative Payment Methods (APMs) 

We integrate diverse APMs beyond cards to enable more payment choice and flexibility: 

  • QR Payments: Zapper, SnapScan, Masterpass 
  • Vouchers: 1Voucher, BluVoucher, OTT Voucher 
  • Wallets: Capitec Pay, Mpesa, PayFlex 
  • Banks: EFTs, Instant Money, eWallet 

Catering to different payment preferences boosts conversion rates. Our single integration allows you to easily unlock the power of APMs. 

Card Payment Gateways 

We partner with all major South African and international card gateways and acquirers: 

  • Bidvest, PayGate, PayU, Peach Payments, Iveri, Ecentric, and more 

This makes card processing simple and gives you the benefits of our value added services. 


Seamlessly facilitate payouts to your customers: 

  • Bank EFT using our batches or API integration 
  • OTT Payouts via ATMs 
Transaction Monitoring 

Our intelligent monitoring tools provide visibility into all your transactions, enabling easy tracking and reconciliation. Get alerts for unexpected payment activity or downtimes. 

Invoices and Reminders 
Automate and customise digital invoices integrated with payment links to easily collect customer payments. Send automated reminders for unpaid invoices. 

Customer Support 
Our dedicated customer support team is available to quickly resolve any payment processing issues faced by your customers. 

And More… 
Along with digital payments, we offer value-added services to enhance your payment ecosystem and reduce manual efforts. 

Get in touch with us to learn more about our comprehensive range of payment solutions. 

Key Benefits Merchants Enjoy By Choosing Callpay 

Here are some of the major ways we at Callpay empower merchants and help improve business efficiency: 

Enhanced Payment Acceptance 
Our omni-channel payment processing capabilities allow you to accept payments through your website, mobile app, retail stores, call center, invoices, and more. We enable omnichannel commerce. 

Faster Payments, Faster Growth 
With access to multiple payment methods, seamless switching between providers, and faster disbursements, your cash flow is optimised. 

Greater Customer Satisfaction 
Welcoming diverse payment types and facilitating quick, smooth payments leads to happier customers. 

Simplified Reconciliation
Our user-friendly dashboard and detailed reporting help reconcile payments and gain business insights easily. 

Increased Sales, Reduced Cart Abandonment 
Offering customers their preferred way to pay drives conversion rates and lowers cart abandonment. 

Enhanced Security & Compliance 
Our solutions ensure secure handling of sensitive customer data, so you remain compliant and avoid penalties. 

Operational Efficiencies
Automation, switching capabilities, and consolidated reporting reduce manual efforts and saves time. 

Convenient Account Management 
Dedicated relationship management and quick issue resolution avoids hassles and improves experience. 

Seamless Global Expansion 
Our global payment network and partnerships enable your business to easily expand internationally. 

Insights for Data-Driven Decisions 
Comprehensive analytics and reporting provide data-backed insights to inform strategic business decisions. 

Reduced Overhead Costs 
By streamlining cumbersome payment operations, we help lower your overhead costs and administrative expenses. 

Enhanced Brand Reputation 
Our secure, reliable and seamless payments enhance the customer trust and loyalty in your brand. 

As you can see, we go beyond just payment acceptance – we are your trusted partner dedicated to improving business efficiency at every step. 

Get World-Class Payment Solutions with Callpay 

Accepting payments should never be a bottleneck that slows down your business growth. It should enable sales and optimise your operations. This is what we at Callpay strive to deliver through our secure, reliable, and tailored payment solutions. 

We make it simple for you to give your customers the flexibility and convenience they demand efficiently. Our expertise, technology, and service ensure you can focus on what matters – growing your business. 

To explore how we can transform your payment processing, please get in touch with our payments advisors for a personalised consultation. Or read more about our services, such as EFTSecure. Partner with us today to unlock the full potential of payments. 




Callpay Launches a New Feature: Buy Now and Pay Later

Call Pay Launches a New Feature: Buy Now and Pay Later

At Callpay, we are thrilled to introduce our latest innovation – a Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) service that provides more financial flexibility for customers. As a homegrown fintech on a mission to transform payments in South Africa, we created this buy now and pay later feature to align with our values around empowerment, transparency, and driving inclusion. We explain what motivated this launch, how Buy Now, Pay Later benefits both consumers and merchants, and what makes our offering stand out. 

Buy Now, Pay Later Popularity Is Surging in South Africa 

Launching Buy Now, Pay Later in South Africa is our response to the rapid shift occurring in consumer payment preferences and shopping habits. According to our research, Millennial and Gen Z shoppers are more inclined towards digital and mobile-based payment solutions, which means buy now and pay later resonates with these tech-favouring consumers. It is clear that flexible payment options are becoming more prevalent. 

Several factors are fueling this Buy Now, Pay Later boom in South Africa: 

  1. E-commerce is expanding quickly as more people embrace digital shopping. Buy Now, Pay Later gives these online shoppers a convenient checkout option. 
  2. Younger demographics like millennials and Gen Z, actively seek out alternative payment methods compared to traditional credit cards. 
  3. Buy Now, Pay Later allows no deposit or credit checks, which provides financial access to underbanked consumers who may not qualify for other financing options. Aligning with nationwide goals around financial inclusion. 

As a payments leader serving thousands of local businesses, Callpay is ready to meet this surging demand for flexible spending.  

How Our Buy Now, Pay Later Service Empowers Consumers 

With Callpay’s Buy Now, Pay Later option, customers can split payments for eligible purchases from integrated merchants into interest-free instalments over a specified number of months. It provides an accessible way to pay over time instead of all at once. 

Here are some key ways our Buy Now, Pay Later feature benefits consumers: 

  1. Enhanced budgeting: Structured weekly or monthly instalments make it easier to budget for big-ticket items. 
  2. Avoid credit card debt: Buy Now, Pay Later offers a cost-effective alternative to revolving credit card balances that rack up interest. 
  3. Varied Merchant Partnerships: We have partnered with numerous respected retailers, affording consumers an ample selection of products and services. 
  4. Fast approval: Our sign-up process is simple and quick, with minimal eligibility requirements. 

In short, Buy Now, Pay Later provides freedom, flexibility, and control over personal finances – cornerstones of why the service is so appealing. 

Buy Now, Pay Later Drives Value for Retail Partners Too 

While consumers greatly benefit from the Buy Now, Pay Later options, our merchant partners also stand to gain immense value after integrating this payment method. 

Here are some major advantages we highlight to retailers about Buy Now, Pay Later: 

  1. Larger order values: Buy Now, Pay Later increases purchase amounts for merchants since people can afford more instalments. 
  2. Competitive edge: Providing flexible payments makes our merchant clients stand out against retailers that only accept one-time payments. 
  3. Repeat business: Buy Now, Pay Later customers demonstrate strong repeat purchase behaviour and loyalty to merchants. 
  4. Younger demographics: millennials and Gen Z are a huge, fast-growing market and actively use Buy Now, Pay Later options. 

With these benefits in mind, we have made our Buy Now, Pay Later integration simple and risk-free for sellers. It is a true win-win, enabling merchants to unlock revenue growth while customers gain payment flexibility. 

How Callpay Stands Out in the Buy Now, Pay Later Market 

With the rapid rise of Buy Now, Pay Later in South Africa, there are now multiple provider options for consumers and businesses. So, what makes Callpay the right choice? 

As an established payments leader, we bring unique advantages: 

  1. Local expertise: Our Buy Now, Pay Later service is engineered specifically for the South African market, not a copy-and-paste from abroad. 
  2. Robust security: backed by strong safety and encryption protocols to protect user data and prevent fraud. 
  3. Strong retailer network: We enable Buy Now, Pay Later payments at many online and brick-and-mortar seller locations nationwide. 
  4. Proactive customer care: Pay Flex provides excellent customer support for any Buy Now, Pay Later-related queries. 

Simply put, Callpay delivers a premier, purpose-built Buy Now, Pay Later solution backed by our proven expertise and commitment to empowering consumers and growing businesses alike. 

Introducing Buy Now, Pay Later, Aligns with Our Values of Inclusion and Empowerment 

Launching innovative products like Buy Now, Pay Later highlights our core purpose as a company – to spark positive transformation in the South African financial landscape. 

With this service, we aim to: 

  • Increase access to fair, affordable financial products that improve lives. 
  • Cater to modern consumer preferences for flexible, digital payment options. 
  • Support the growth of small businesses by providing tools to increase sales. 
  • Partner with major retailers to offer all South Africans more choice at checkout. 
  • Continue building trust through transparent, responsible financial services. 

Since inception, Callpay has been driven by the goal of developing cutting-edge payment solutions. We believe Buy Now, Pay Later has incredible potential to drive financial inclusion and freedom for underserved demographics. Introducing this feature aligns powerfully with our values and vision as a brand. 

The Future Looks Flexible with Callpay Buy Now, Pay Later 

Looking ahead, we are energised and optimistic about the difference Buy Now, Pay Later can make in improving financial access and experiences in South Africa. This is just the beginning of a payments revolution we are proud to be leading. 

Learn more about Callpay and our commitment to flexibility, transparency and driving financial inclusion for all South Africans. We invite merchants across all industries to partner with us and offer your customers more choice at checkout. 

With Callpay’s user-friendly BNPL option, both shoppers and sellers can benefit from this growing financial trend. Consumers get to spread costs over time, while retailers attract more business. 


Easily Make Direct Online Payments This December Holiday With CallPay

Easily Make Direct Online Payments This December Holiday With CallPay 

The December holidays often come with a flurry of expenses. From travelling and booking events to groceries and online Christmas shopping in South Africa, it is a busy time filled with payments to make. At Callpay, we simplify your transactions so you can fully enjoy the festive season. Discover the benefits of an online payment system with Callpay this Christmas and holiday season. 

We Take the Stress Out of Holiday Shopping 

I know how frustrating it can be to stand in long queues while gift shopping or enter payment details repeatedly during online purchases. Who has time for that, especially in the busy December rush? 

At Callpay, we have created a streamlined online payment process to save you time and headaches. Our range of options – including credit cards, Buy Now and Pay Later, EFT, QR codes, and more – enable swift checkouts and payments with just a few taps. Your data stays protected too, thanks to our robust encryption technology. 

Receive instant confirmations to eliminate uncertainty and dive into holiday online shopping with confidence using Callpay. We are here to make festive purchasing fast, smooth, and secure for you. 

Flexible Payment Options 

The December holidays involve expenses both big and small. Callpay gives you the flexibility to pay however works best for you. 

Spreading costs over time? Our PayFlex buy now, pay later plans are a great fit for managing holiday budgets. You have the freedom to pay your way with the various solutions we offer that are made to suit your needs. We want to help you make your festive finances simple and convenient. 

Security for Peace of Mind 

We know security is crucial when shopping online. At Callpay, we make it a priority and take measures to keep your information and transactions protected. 

Our payment pages are encrypted end-to-end using industry-leading technology. We adhere to stringent payment card industry standards. 

You can feel confident about holiday shopping and making direct payments online with Callpay. We safeguard your data using leading protocols. 

We are Here for You 24/7 

Questions and issues can pop up at any time when managing holiday expenses. But our dedicated support team is always ready to help you. We are available 24/7 via chat, email, and phone. 

Contact us anytime and we will promptly resolve any payment problems you have. Whether you need transaction assistance or have questions, we are committed to providing exceptional support this holiday season. 

Smooth Online Transactions 

Callpay offers a seamless online transaction experience. Rather than filling out lengthy forms or repeatedly entering details, our platform allows swift checkout with saved payment options. 

We also provide instant confirmations upon checkout, so you know your online transaction has been processed successfully. No more wondering if a payment went through. 

Enjoy quick, convenient online transactions when holiday shopping and making payments with Callpay. 

Complete Financial Privacy 

We know your financial information is private. At Callpay, protecting your data is extremely important to us. 

Our encryption and security measures prevent unauthorised access to payment details. We will never share your financial privacy data with third parties without consent. 

You can shop online this season knowing your financial information remains completely secure. We take financial privacy very seriously. 

Hassle-Free Holiday Shopping 

Instead of crowded stores, let Callpay make holiday shopping easier using our online payments. 

Avoid lines by shopping from home. Use our fast payment options to quickly checkout at multiple online retailers. Get instant confirmations so you know payments have been processed. 

Experience convenient, stress-free holiday shopping this festive season with Callpay. We minimise hassles so you can find the perfect gift. 

Callpay Offers the Quickest Way to Pay Online 

What is the quickest way to pay online during the December rush? With our streamlined processes and variety of options, Callpay provides the quickest method to make online payments. 

Our card payments, EFTs, QR codes and vouchers enable swift, seamless direct online payment experiences. Pay in seconds safely and conveniently with Callpay this holiday season. 

The Easiest Online Payment Experience 

What is the easiest way to pay online? Our card transactions, bank transfers, and QR payments offer effortless online payment options. 

At Callpay, you can quickly and conveniently make online payments during December without complications or hassles. Discover our easy payment solutions. 

Multiple Ways to Pay Online Without a Bank Account 

How can I pay online without a bank account? With Callpay, you have choices like virtual vouchers or QR payments that do not require bank accounts for online payments. 

Pay conveniently online this festive season, even without a traditional bank account. Callpay offers secure payment flexibility. 

How to Pay Online Without a Credit Card? 

Wondering how to pay online if you do not have a credit card? Our EFT, Buy Now and Pay Later, QR code and voucher options enable online payments without requiring credit cards. 

Callpay provides secure, flexible online payment alternatives to traditional credit cards. Pay conveniently this December without a credit card. 

  1. Direct Online Payments Made Simple 
    At Callpay, we offer various solutions to meet your needs and simplify payments this holiday season. 
  2. Quick and Secure EFT Payments 
    Our EFTSecure solution enables direct bank transfers that are fast and secure. All major SA banks are supported. 
  3. Direct Card Payments
    Make card payments seamlessly to merchants using our system. We provide the Merchant ID and gateway required. 
  4. Flexible Virtual Vouchers 
    Purchase vouchers like 1Voucher and BluVoucher across industries to redeem for goods and services. 
  5. Cutting-Edge QR Payments
    Integrated solutions like Zapper and SnapScan allow convenient QR code payments with Callpay. 

Advantages of Online Shopping with Callpay 

Callpay offers compelling perks to ensure smooth payments this December: 

  1. Robust security through encryption and compliance. 
  2. Quick online transactions and financial privacy 
  3. There are wide payment options to suit different needs. 
  4. Instant confirmations for peace of mind 
  5. 24/7 support all season long. 

This holiday season, simplify your payments and enjoy stress-free festivities with Callpay. Our secure online payment solutions offer quick and easy transactions, flexibility to pay your way, and complete financial privacy. Avoid holiday shopping queues by paying online from home and getting instant confirmations so you know each payment has been processed successfully. 

At Callpay, we are committed to providing a seamless payment experience with robust encryption and support. Our range of options – like cards, QR codes, BNPL plans, and more – enable you to pay conveniently during the December rush. Make direct online payments smooth sailing this holiday season. Let Callpay handle the payment hassles so you can relax and celebrate the holidays with loved ones. We wish you safe and happy holidays filled with cheer!