Jan 11th, 2008
Making a check purchase can be very easy if you use the internet. Although most people like to order checks from the bank, a rising number of people are finding out that it is much more convenient to order checks online.
You see, banks don’t really print their own checks. Although it might seem that way, the truth is that banks will only process your bank check order. They will, however, order checks from some outside printing agency. Thus, if you want cheap checks, buy directly from a check printing company.
Online Check Purchase
Instead of trying to look for the vendor that supplies your bank with checks and making a check purchase there, you can simply do your own search online. Find your own checks store that has checks for sale. It is also possible to order supplies for check printing if you prefer to make and print your own checks. Some stores also sell printer checks on which you can print your information only when you need to write a check.
Online check purchase is very easy to do. You simply have to visit your chosen merchant’s checkgallery and decide on the design that you want for your checks. Chances are high that your online merchant will have all kinds of checks – military inspired checks, sports checks, Christian bank checks, etc. After you have chosen your design, choose your preferred lay-out then proceed to fill out your personal and banking information which will be pre-printed on your checks. Buy some accessories and other check solutions if you want. While making your check purchase, you can buy envelope, a checkbook cover, a checkbook calculator, deposit slips, etc.
Making a check purchase is easier the second time around. When you re-order checks, you no longer have to provide your check information as the merchant already has it on record. However, even if you are making your second, third or nth check purchase, you still have to verify the information for accuracy or update it to reflect any changes.
A credit card (some accept PayPal) is required for a check purchase online. Before you purchase checks, make sure that your account has enough credit on it to cover your personal check purchase. Otherwise, your order will not be approved.
Online Check Purchase Security
Check vendors online use encryption technology to protect their customers’ information and to guarantee security. Order personal checks online from a secure site or from one that uses a secure payment processor so you can be assured of security.
For added protection from check fraud, order checks that have watermarks or microprints (can be seen only through the use of a magnifying glass). You can also order personal photo checks or checks with your photograph on them. These additional security features are generally available with an online check purchase.