Accept checks by email:
How to accept a check by email.
Can I accept email checks?
How to process checks by email.
Can I accept checks by email online?
Any business can accept check online, even without a website. Using software like
CheckWriter is the easiest way to accept check online from customers,
clients, patients, tenants, or policy holders online.
It is recommended that merchants DO NOT
accept a check by email because the method of transmission is
not secure. In stead, it is suggested that online orders
use a secure shopping cart, or secure order form.
There is no law or prohibition against
taking checks by email, like there is for taking credit card
payments by email, but it is considered high risk and could get
you in trouble with your customers.
How to accept a check by email:
Accept a check online just
like you would take credit cards. Using an existing shopping
cart, secure web form, or third party payment form online will
allow you to gather all of the information you need to
accept check online payments. If it is at all avoidable,
do not take a check by e mail.
If you must take an email check, you may
consider having the person send the copy of their check in an
encrypted pdf file, or other such document that could be
protected by a password.
CheckWriter software comes with a generic
Internet web form that you or your webmaster can modify rather
than taking a check by email. Just
change the company name and add the products or prices to the
form, then save it to any secure server.
Once the information is gathered from your customer,
CheckWriter software will import the information and enter
everything automatically. All check by web, online check
payments that are imported, will automatically be queued to
print in a batch, with no manual entry required.
After you accept a check payment online from your customer and
import the data, then using a laser or ink jet printer, you
create a draft of
check, with no signature required.
CheckWriter™ will print a draft that you can
then deposit into any U.S. bank the same day. The draft
will be treated just like a check you receive through the mail
or over the counter. Just endorse the back, and make your
Benefits to taking a check online, vs.
check by email:
If you accept checks online you will immediately increase sales
and collections. People like control, and paying online is done
on the end users own time, at their own speed, comfort level and
Increase collections right away by giving
past due customers the option to pay with a check online. When
contacted by phone, many debtors are reluctant to pay, due to
surprise, not being prepared with check details, or due to
pride, personal reasons or the emotions that come with
Providing a place online where past due accounts can be updated
makes your customers far more likely to pay their bill.
You can provide the online payment address with any calls, or
include the link to the form in mailings made via email and U.S.
mail, providing that extra option and ease of payment.
Also, offering the ability to pay with a check online at any
website that sells goods and services will immediately increase
sales because a new market comprised of checking account holders
that outnumber the credit card holders by over 70 million strong
will be able to use their check payment online.
Making an order form or shopping cart available will go a long
way with customers. If you allow them to send a check by
email, be sure to make them aware of the risks that their
payment information can be compromised if not properly
Use CheckWriter Software to Accept
When you use CheckWriter™
software, there is a sample "Generic Internet Web Form", that come with
every package. Use this sample
form as a template to
online, or use your own
existing forms, or shopping cart, and modify them to inform the
customer that they have the option to also pay by check online.
forms can be configured with a few clicks in Microsoft
FrontPage, or add a cgi, php, or xml script and store the
information in a text file for easy import.
software will allow you take
as well as
take checks by fax
and checks by phone. CheckWriter also
allows you to take checks by email, although it is not
check acceptance is a fantastic tool to instantly boost sales
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