Walmart Checks Review

BySarah PritzkerJul.17, 2018

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In a Nutshell

he well-known, low-cost grocery store chain has branched out into selling printed business and personal checks. Businesses can buy computer and manual checks with plenty of security features and in a range of professional designs, but customization options are unclear.

pros

  • Low prices
  • Optional checksafe fraud prevention services
  • High security features

cons

  • Very few customization options
  • No shipping or processing time information on the website
  • An FAQ page would be helpful

Best For

Walmart Checks are ideal for small businesses that want computer or manual checks at low prices.

Customization Options

Walmart Checks allows you to customize your manual business checks, but you can only find out your options once you enter your personal and financial details. Walmart Checks’ computer checks can be customized with your choice of fonts, stock logos, and a custom message above the signature line, but it’s not clear whether you can include your own custom logo.

Check Styles and Add-ons

Walmart Checks sells a number of different check styles and formats.

  • Manual Checks

Walmart Checks offers 2-to-a-page and 3-to-a-page business checks, 3-to-a-page desk checks, and voucher and payroll checks. Manual business checks can also be ordered in wallet size. Voucher checks include a larger check stub for easier record keeping and payroll checks can be ordered specifically for hourly payroll, hourly/salary payroll, and general/hourly payroll in a range of colors. Most of the manual checks are available in a limited range of professional designs but businesses that want other effects can choose from more designs like "Sports," "High Tech" and "Currency."

  • Computer Checks

Walmart Checks’ laser-printed computer checks are compatible with all of the leading accounting and financial software suites including QuickBooks, Intuit and Sage. If you need to order checks for use with software that isn’t listed, you can call Walmart and ask for custom formatting, but it is not clear what extra charge there is for this. There is no option for blank stock checks but Walmart Checks is unusual in offering continuous feed computer checks. These checks can be ordered in quantities from 500 and are compatible with a continuous feed printer so that you can print checks quickly and easily.

  • High Security

Businesses that want to take security up a notch can order Walmart Checks’ high security manual or computer checks. These incorporate 25 security features including holograms and invisible fluorescent fibers on top of Walmart Checks’ regular security measures. High security checks can be order as 3-to-a-page manual, computer checks, or as check on top or check in middle voucher checks.

  • Accessories

Walmart Checks sells accessories that match your computer or manual business checks and make record keeping and check processing a little faster and easier. These include desk registers, address labels, window envelopes, checkbook covers, self-inking stamps, and printed deposit slips. You can also buy computer laser deposit slips that are compatible with all types of accounting software for printing on your inkjet or laser printer.

  • Security Deposit Bags

As well as business checks and accessories, Walmart Checks also provides security deposit bags, which are more secure and faster than canvas bags for check deposits. The security deposit bags have a tamper-evident patented security seal that makes it easy to spot signs of tampering. The security deposit bags increase security by providing an audit trail through the sequential numbering on the bag and the tear-off receipt as well as incorporated bar coding to make it easy to track deposits.

Pricing


Manual business checks
Computer voucher checksHigh security laser voucher check
300$20.96 singles / $34.96 duplicatesN/AN/A
500N/A$45.96$115.96

*Prices last updated June 2018

Walmart Checks’ many different business manual and computer check options come with various pricing options. There is no subscription and reordering is easy and fast through the reorder form. Manual checks begin at $20.96 for 300 single checks and you can order up to 600 duplicates for $53.96 at a time, while high security manual checks start at $48.91 for 300 singles.

Computer checks begin at $45.96 for 500 regular checks on top or middle voucher checks and from $115.96 for 500 high security check vouchers. Continuous feed checks cost $51.96 for 500 singles and $83.96 for 1,000.

Security

Walmart Checks uses up to 29 top security features to keep the printed checks as secure as those sold by your bank. The regular security features include preventative measures against fraud. You can also choose the Walmart Checks high security option, which incorporates additional security measures like foil holograms, visible and invisible fluorescent fibers, heat-sensitive ink, and watermarks.

Walmart Checks also invites customers to add an extra level of fraud protection by paying for the add-on Checksafe fraud service. This includes a certified check fraud specialist to help you retrieve your money in the event of check fraud, works with businesses to resolve the problem of fraudulent checks, and can save you a lot of time.

Payment Options

Walmart Checks only sells computer and manual printed business checks and printed personal checks. There aren’t any extra payment processing methods like direct deposit for checks, credit card payment processing, or prepaid cards.

Customer Support

Walmart Checks’ website isn’t very easy to use and it can be confusing to know where you are on the site. There is no FAQ section or central area to consult for basic information about security, pricing, delivery, and shipping. Walmart Checks provides customer support service via email, phone, or snail mail. It can take up to 24 hours to get a response via email and you can only submit a question through the online form here. Immediate customer support is provided by phone at 1-866-925-2432 on Monday through Friday from 7:00AM to 9:00PM CST, Saturday from 8:30AM to 12:30PM and 1:00PM to 5:00PM CST. There is no live chat.

The Bottom Line 

Overall, Walmart Checks is a low-cost business checks printing service that nonetheless offers high security features. There is a real lack of information online about customization options, shipping and delivery times, and specific security details and a central FAQ section would definitely help potential customers. However, Walmart Checks does offer plenty of manual and computer check formats including the unusual continuous feed format.

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