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FAQs About Buying Online Checks

24 July 2012 | Article | Tags:

A personal check is when an individual places an order to a bank in order to release the amount of money contained on the check to the person whose name is on the check. Although it is said that checks are a dying payment method, the reality is that 33 billion personal checks are issued in the United States each year. It proves that checks are still big business and there are numerous online companies that benefit from selling them. When ordering online, there are many questions that need to be answered and we will comply below with some FAQs.

 

How Easy Is It To Order?
There are hundreds of reputable companies that deal in personal checks online. Ordering with these companies is as easy as purchasing goods from any online store. Online companies have dozens of different designs to help you add a personal touch to your checks.

 

How Long Does It Take To Print The Checks?
Although printing time varies depending on the company, it normally takes less than 5 business days. There are also a number of companies that offer rush printing services that have checks printed in less than 2 business days.

 

What Other Products Can I Buy From These Companies?
Most companies sell a large range of products including personal and business checks and a variety of accessories. These include check registers, checkbook covers, stampers and sheeted labels.

 

What Documentation Do I Need To Order Checks?
As long as the information you provide is a perfect match with what is on the bank’s files, you can order online. To speed up the process of ordering, have one of the checks you are currently using in front of you for reference rather than a deposit slip. All orders need to be verified and if certain information does not match, the order will be delayed for safety reasons.

 

How Much Do Personal Checks Cost?
Expect to pay around $20 per box from most companies with 100-125 checks in each box. Certain companies offer huge discounts to new customers with 2 for 1 offers not unusual. There will also be discounts when bulk orders are placed.

 

What Fraud Protection Measures Are Used?
The best check providers have a myriad of security features. For example, there should be micro-security print on each check which gets broken up if someone tries to photocopy it. Chemical protection means that if someone tampers with your checks, noticeable stains or spots will appear. There should also be a security screen on the back of each check which will differentiate an original check from a forged one. There are additional security features that can’t be discussed or else their effectiveness would be compromised.

 

Should I Order Checks From A Bank Instead?
When dealing with an online check provider that enjoys a good reputation, ordering checks from them is as safe as ordering from the bank. It’s important to remember that your bank does not print their checks. They use the services of a large national printer that takes the order and mails it to you. Regardless of the method you choose, the checks still come via mail.

 

Hopefully, the above answers some of your questions about buying online checks and perhaps allays some of your fears as well.


One Response to “FAQs About Buying Online Checks”

  • 1 Sandy Says:

    I was nervous about ordering checks online, but then a friend told me the banks basically just turn around and order them online too. Like this article points out – it’s not like the bank is printing the checks. They outsource it to a company -so why not cut out the middle man and save some money?

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