With all the hassles involved in mailing a check, many people would rather print their own and use a check mailing service compared to the usual way. This is much more convenient, enabling a sender to complete the process from the comfort of their home (or computer screen). Among the numerous such services, you can use Checkeeper for all your check printing and mailing needs. Their company website is well set up to ensure that the whole process is as hassle-free as possible.
How To Mail A Check
Begin by creating an account on their website. Once you do this, navigate to the section labeled “Check Mailing.” This can be found on the left-hand side of your screen. You’ll need to submit the necessary details like bank account information and return address. There is an option of adding a logo though this is not required. All these details will be printed on your printed check. It’s crucial to ensure all the information you input is accurate and up to date. The return address is of particular importance; should your mail check not be delivered for any reason, this is the address to which it’ll be mailed. If you choose to add a logo, it will appear on the left of the return address, giving your check a more personal feel.
Mailing your check requires credits. These can be purchased through the website. Credits are needed to mail you checks. On the same screen with the section “Check Mailing,” find the button labeled “Purchase Credits.” Click on this black button to get your credits. Essentially, one credit is needed to mail one check. This includes putting it in an envelope and mailing it through USPS First-Class Mail. You may need extra services during mailing. These will also cost extra credits. Because your credits never expire, you don’t need to use them all in one go. You can purchase them in batches of 10, 20, 50, 100, or 500.
Checkeeper has an option that allows you to send other media like files or images with your check. For example, you can build and customize an invoice table with every check you wish to mail. There’s also an option to edit an existing check, enabling you to add documentation. You may want to simply have such documentation for purposes of record-keeping rather than sending it with the check. To do this, you can go to “Settings” and then “Defaults.” There is a default toggle setting, allowing you to always mail a document with the check or simply retain the document for your own records.
The default mailing option used by Checkeeper is USPS First-Class. With new changes anticipated to come into effect, you can expect an extra day or two on delivery time for First-Class mail to distant locations. For instance, using South Carolina as the mailing point, it would take five days for checks to get to California or surrounding states like Nevada. Always remember that USPS does not disclose tracking information for First Class mail.
To mail your checks using USPS Priority, it takes 1 to 3 business days. Expect to pay 10 base credits, with an extra 0.5 credits for every check mailed. USPS will also provide you with a tracking number.
Checkeeper will charge you 20 base credits and an extra 0.5 for every check mailed if you want delivery within 2 days. You’ll also be provided with a tracking number.
If you want overnight delivery of your check, you’ll pay 30 base credits and an extra 0.5 for every check mailed. This option is ideal for those running payrolls because it ensures prompt delivery to employees. You’ll be provided with a tracking number.
Going through the process of creating your check and adding all the necessary information can seem overwhelming. Mistakes could be costly, making your check not arrive at its desired destination or being mailed back. As such, it’s always prudent to double-check all the details of your input. Checkeeper has a disclaimer that explicitly places the burden of information verification and accuracy on the sender. When you choose your preferred shipping method, a summary page will appear with all the details that you’ve put in. The “Mail Check Now!” option is where you’ll press to send your check.
Note that the banking information you provide is there for check issuance only. Your funds will not be touched.
All in all, the type of shipping you choose will determine how quickly your check gets to its intended destination.