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If you want to order Computer Checks then you’re in good company. More and more businesses today are opting to bypass the traditional method of purchasing checks through their bank and instead dealing directly with printers in order to get checks that they can fill out themselves using their existing financial accounting software. It’s a convenient and easy way to streamline your financial management and can save you a lot of money in the long run. But before you order, here are five things you should take into consideration:
Quantity – Because price is always a consideration when ordering Laser Checks, you should decide exactly how many checks you need. The more you order, the better the price, but you don’t want to order too many and have them sitting around taking up unnecessary space. But rest assured, even if you need a large quantity you can still get an affordable price through ASAP Checks. We offer quantities from 100 to 4000 (even more by request), accommodating almost any need and, depending on design and customization, you can get your checks for as little as $15, a tremendous saving when you compare to most bank prices.
Design – A big part of the cost of getting your checks through the bank is the design. Most printers will charge extra for special paper or to customize the information that appears on your checks. But when you order computer checks you can have a direct say in how your checks look. At ASAP we’ll even include your company logo, your driver’s license number and can easily accommodate name changes as long as you provide a voided sample for verification. You can even specify one or two signature lines depending on your needs.
Type – There are several different types of checks, each of which is available in different layouts. Do you need Personal Checks, manual Business Checks or Computer/Laser Checks? If you’re dealing with Accounts Payable or Payroll checks, you’ll probably need to have a stub or voucher so you’d want a 1 per page style. For most needs, three per page or “three up” makes it easier to print out multiple checks at once, and you will save money because the cost per check is less. You can get manual checks that you fill out by hand or Computer Checks that let you print out all the information and just complete the transaction by signing. We even offer blank check paper for individuals who prefer to print their own checks, but this will require special check writing software such as VersaCheck and MICR toner.
Software – Before you take the leap and order Computer Checks you need to make sure that you have the right software, whether you intend to print your own checks or have your Accounting Software fill out printed checks. Each method requires particular programs. For printing blank checks you’ll need software such as VersaCheck and for filling out pre-printed checks you’ll need a financial accounting software package such as QuickBooks, Quicken, Sage or Simply Accounting. Before you order your checks, make sure to familiarize yourself with your software package’s check printing capabilities so you know exactly what to order. This can save you time, money and headaches in the future.
Verified Information – You can include many different types of information on your check, from your name and address to your phone number or email address but in order for your information to appear on your Laser Checks you must supply some sort of proof in order to verify it. Usually this takes the form of a voided check. If you can’t supply proof yourself, your bank should be able to supply an MICR or Check Specification Sheet that will also suffice. Again, you can save yourself a lot of time and trouble by making sure you have these documents ready to go before you place your order.
Provided you put some thought into it and take all the necessary steps, deciding to order Computer Checks just may be the best thing you can do for yourself and your business. Not only will you be saving yourself money by avoiding the traditional method of purchasing checks through your bank, you’ll also be able to incorporate your checks into your overall bookkeeping to help your business run more efficiently and look more polished.
At the same time, you can economize on the time spent writing out checks and paying off vendors. This can become a real nuisance when you write checks the old fashioned way, which is why so many people allow their paperwork to back up. But if you have Laser Checks that you can use in conjunction with your financial software, then doing the books can be a breeze. You’ll be able to stay on top of your expenses and make sure that your books are accurate, as all of your financial information only has to be entered once and then shared across several functions.
There’s really no reason not to order computer checks for your business, but before you do make sure you know exactly what you need and don’t be afraid to ask questions. At ASA P Checks, we want to do right by our customers and that means guaranteeing that you get exactly what you need as quickly as possible so that you can keep your business running smoothly.