How do I get started with Paystack?

Are you a business owner who wants to collect payments online? You can integrate Paystack for free and start collecting payments in one day! Follow the steps below to get started: 

Create a free account: 

Integrating with Paystack is free, and can be done super quickly. First, fill out the information here to create a free account:

Integrate Paystack: 

If you have a website, you'll need API keys to connect your website to Paystack. The Test API Keys are available at Test API keys allow you to simulate payments and get used to the process without using any real money.  Developers can check our documentation for guidelines at

If your website is built on a content management system like WordPress or Joomla, you can check this page to find one of our plugins that would work for you.

If you don't have a website, you can still collect payments with Paystack. Paystack Payment Pages allow you to set up a simple form to collect payments with zero code. 

Request account activation: 

When you're ready to start collecting real payments, fill the activation request form here: Depending on your type of business, you should enter your KYC information at this point.

Your account should go live within 24 hours of receiving your request!

Integrate live keys: 

Once your account is live, you can start accepting real payments. Copy the Live API Keys from your Paystack Dashboard settings and enter them in place of your Test API Keys on your website.

If you don't have a website you can migrate your test Payment Pages to Live Mode or create new ones :)

What if I have more questions?

You can get answers to any questions you have from the Get Help section on your Paystack Dashboard! You can also get in touch with us by sending an email from our website. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email or chat from the Get Help section if you need further clarification - we are happy to help.

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