In a Nutshell
- Low prices
- Large product range
- Compatible with many mainstream software solutions
- Limited design options
Small to medium sized businesses looking for professional business checks at the lowest price.
There are various ways of customizing your checks, including various colors, themes, and images.
Once you have chosen your color and style, you can then add your personalization options. At the very minimum, you can add your name, address and zip code, and you can choose which lines you want to be bold. For further customization options you can choose to use a unique font (a $2.50 charge applies if you choose to use a font other than the standard one). A monogram or clipart can be added (again, a $2.50 charge applies) and BusChecks provides a number of possible options for you to choose, ranging from the more serious to the more playful and unique. Also for $2.50, an optional Signature Line message can be added to further personalize your check; this appears above the signature line of your checks and can be up to 40 characters long. Finally, you can add your own custom logo, although this cannot be printed in color.
Check Styles and Add-ons
Various design options are available when it comes to check styles. Each style is offered in a variety of professional, business-like colors, and each style differs slightly which enables you to choose a unique combination that works for you.
For example, for accounts payable checks you can choose from designs such as “Blue Knit,” which has a subtle blue undertone, “Blue Marble,” which has a stronger accent on the blue theme, or other colors such as “Teal Safety,” “Tan Parchment,” and many others.
There is also the option of choosing “Designer” checks, which give a completely unique look and feel to your business checks. These checks have an image as the background, and certainly make an unforgettable statement.
The following main categories of checks are offered:
Manual Checks, which include:
Accounts payable checks
Laser Checks, which include:
Blank laser checks
Accessories, which include:
In terms of delivery, orders are usually produced within 72 hours after receipt of payment and the required information. Delivery options are as follows:
|Overnight||4-5 business days||Trackable, secure|
|2 day||5-6 business days||Trackable, secure|
|Ground||6-9 business days||Trackable, secure|
|Bulk mail||12-21 business days||Not trackable, not secure|
|In-plant rush||2 days faster||Priority printing|
|Check Type||10 Checks (minimum)||2,500 Checks|
|Laser checks: High security||$27.99||$269.98|
|Check type||600 Singles||1,200 Singles|
|Standard manual checks||$44.99||$79.99|
|Designer manual checks||$59.99||$89.99|
*Prices last updated June 2018
For an additional $7.50 for every 300 checks ordered, BusChecks also offers the EZShield service, that enables you to guard your business checks from unauthorized use of up to $25,000.
BusChecks understands that customers are required to input secure information into its site to order personalized checks. It emphasizes that it will never sell your data or let it enter the wrong hands. It ensures customers that its website is safe and secure, and that any information you share with it is safe and secure. BusChecks also leverages the latest technology to ensure that transactions are kept secure.
The company’s security measures meet the stringent Financial Stationers Association guidelines. In certain cases, micro-security print is used in the check design (a very small print that breaks up when photocopied). In addition to this, the back side of the check further describes some of the security measures included in the check design.
It is really easy to use and order from the website. After choosing your type of check, including color and style, you are taken to the customization page. Here you input your relevant business details, your bank details, your routing number and checking account number, your starting check number, deposit ticket routing number, transcode number, and then optional extras such as special fonts or your logo.
Then you choose your required quantity and delivery method, pay for your purchase, and you’re done.
What’s also great is that unlike some other business check providers, BusChecks promises that it will offer guaranteed low prices not just for first-time buyers, but for returning customers as well, and that it will not charge more when you need to re-order your business checks.
In terms of support, the website offers a comprehensive FAQ section that covers much of what potential and current clients would want to know, such as “Do I risk having my checks rejected because they weren't printed by my bank?” and other useful insights. In addition to this knowledge base, you can email BusChecks, and you will receive a response within 24 hours. You can also log in to the website to check your order status.
For more immediate service requests, the company representatives can be contacted by phone, Monday to Thursday from 8am to 7pm CT, and Fridays from 8am to 5:30pm CT.
The Bottom Line
BusChecks offers a professional service that’s user-friendly, quick and reliable. While customization options may not be as extensive as other services, they are quite adequate for most businesses and the price that the service is offered at is attractively low. For all-round value, BusChecks is a solid choice.