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Traditional bank-based payment methods like bank transfers, EFTs, and credit or debit card payments have many alternatives in South Africa. One of them is Zapper, which has taken a different approach to payments than most. 

Zapper makes payments quicker and easier. Instead of using cash or carrying around a credit card, simply scan a QR code and zap the money through instantly. Zapper is available at over 60,000 retailers and countless online stores, not to mention South Africa’s top mobile casinos, where you can instantly top up your account.

In this article, we explain what Zapper is, how to use the Zapper app, and how to make Zapper payments at SA’s online casinos.

How Does Zapper Work?

Zapper is a mobile-first payment processor. In South Africa, you can pay with Zapper at tens of thousands of outlets, from parking lots to cashless vending machines. Online, you can use it to quickly pay at online stores, service providers, and mobile casinos by simply scanning a QR code.

To use Zapper, you’ll need the Zapper app on your phone. The Zapper app is listed in all three major app marketplaces, so you can securely download and install it from the Apple App Store, the Google Play Store, and Huawei’s App Gallery.

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The Zapper App

You can download and install the Zapper app from the Google Play Store, the Apple App Store or the Huawei App Gallery. Once you download it, you’ll need to register and add your bank accounts and/or credit or debit cards. You can do this by simply following the on-screen instructions.

These are the ways you can top up your Zapper account:

  • A credit or debit card (Zapper supports VISA and MasterCard)

  • An RCS store card

  • A bank account

And you’re done. From here on, you only have to ensure your account has funds - the rest is up to Zapper.

Zapper Login and User Interface

Zapper is very easy to use. Once you have downloaded Zapper app and set it up on your phone, follow these steps:

  1. Enter the personal information that the app is asking for

  2. Link a credit or debit card, a bank account or a store card to your account

  3. Complete any verification Zapper asks for to finish setting up your account

  4. Set up a PIN code or biometric authentication for extra security

  5. When all this is set up, start using the app for payments.

How To Use Zapper

If you want to pay with Zapper, here’s what you need to do:

  1. When offered, select “Zapper” as the payment method

  2. Scan the QR code shown with your phone’s Zapper app

  3. Select the payment source - it can be a credit or debit card or a bank account for EFTs

  4. Confirm the payment on your phone, and you’re done.

Using Zapper at Online Casinos

Many real money casinos in South Africa support Zapper as a payment method:

The process to deposit by Zapper is simple:

  1. Access the “Cashier” section of your casino account

  2. Select “Zapper” as your payment method

  3. Enter the amount you’d like to deposit

  4. Depending on the casino, you’ll either have to:

    1. Scan a QR code

    2. Confirm the amount in your Zapper app

  5. Once you’re done with the payment, the amount will show up in your account.

Is Zapper safe?

Yes, it is. It makes your payments even safer because you won’t have to use cash, and you can even leave your card at home. You need to scan a QR code on your phone, and you’re done.

Zapper adheres to the PCI DSS Level 1 standard and uses 3D Secure to ensure all your transactions are risk-free.

More About Zapper

Zapper was founded in 2014 by Durban-based entrepreneur David de Villiers. He currently serves as the CEO of the company. The service offers a quick and accessible payment gateway that operates based on QR codes and web links. It has over 300 employees and operates in more than a dozen countries. 

FAQs and Troubleshooting

How much does it cost to use Zapper?

Nothing. Zapper doesn’t charge you for your transactions. On the contrary: you can expect loyalty rewards and special offers to come your way if you use it.

Is Zapper a bank?

No, it’s not. It’s a payment gateway between your bank and the various retail and online outlets you use.

What if my Zapper payment is declined?

If your Zapper payment is declined, you need to check if you have enough funds in your account to complete the transaction. If you do, and your payment still doesn’t go through, you’ll need to contact Zapper support:

  • By phone at +27 87 150 1001

  • By e-mail at support@zapper.com

  • Through the Zapper website at https://www.zapper.com/support/

  • On social media

Is Zapper the same as SnapScan?

No, it’s not. Although both Zapper and SnapScan are “Scan to Pay” mobile payment gateways, they are not the same service. If anything, they are direct competitors.

Can I use Zapper at online casinos?

Yes, you can - see a list of online casinos above that accept deposits using Zapper.

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University of Pretoria alumnus Alex Turner combines a business analytics background with a deep understanding of consumer psychology. After leaving a corporate career, he pivoted to the iGaming industry, analysing ...continue reading

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