The safest way to
Pay, or Get Paid

Make Payment
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We make sure the seller gets their money
and the buyer gets their item.

Money is safely held in a trust account administered by Standard Bank.

Shepherd is for everyone who pays or gets paid

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Individuals

Buyer & Seller Protection.
The safest way to pay, or get paid by
complete strangers!

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Small Businesses

Setup online payments for your business
within minutes! Focus on what's important:
Your Business!

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Developers

API integration, shopping cart,
fully automated and integrated logistics
for Your Customers!

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How it works

We understand the risk of online shopping

Agree to terms

Buyer & Seller
agree to terms

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Buyer pays

Buyer pays
Shepherd

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Shepherd collects

Shepherd collects
& deliver goods
(Optional)

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Buyer inspects

Buyer inspects
& accepts the goods

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Shepherd releases

Shepherd releases
money to the seller

Thank you so much for the fantastic service, and from now on i will be using Shepherd for all my online trading.

Adam (Woodstock, Cape Town)
Adam

Benefits of Shepherd

Whether you want to take cash, scammers, or personal contact out of the online classified experience, Shepherd is there to step in for you! Shepherd is an online escrow service specifically designed for the South African market. We have teamed up with Standard bank to offer a unique cash free solution to users of online classified sites. We use independent couriers that are registered with the Financial Services Board of South Africa to ensure that the parcel is delivered swiftly and reliably to the correct recipient. This means that you don’t have to wait for EFT payments, or organise a safe meeting place anymore.

Fraud prevention

Fraud Prevention

Reliable delivery

Reliable Delivery

Easy to use

Easy to use

Secure transactions

Secure Transactions