At Payment Savvy, we make ACH processing simple!
We allow you the ability to convert checks electronically and allow ACH payments without all the hassle and fuss. This is a great tool that will help you eliminate those wasted hours waiting for the checks to show up in the mail as well as expedite the process to receive your money faster.
At Payment Savvy, we know how much our clients like getting paid faster and converting all checks to an electronic form helps them quickly get the money that they need. Increase the amount of sales and save a tremendous amount of time running back and forth to your bank.
Our excellent software and system is secure and it offers you an integrated tool that is so simple, it can get you taking payments within a matter of minutes!
We are confident that ACH is right for your business. Here is just a few of the reasons that our clients love this service:
- Reoccurring monthly automated ACH payments that save time and resources
- The Ability to take an ACH payment, e-check, or check by phone or fax without having to wait for traditional mail systems
- The more ways that customers are able to pay, the more business that you can get!
Convenient and Secure
Accepting checks seems like an easy and risk-free form of payment for many businesses until they get one that bounces and is uncollectable. Now, you can stop worrying about bad checks and bad processing. At Payment Savvy, we know that your business is more then just taking in payments. It is about creating relationships with your customers. We know that dealing with problems of electronic check processing and the problems of bad checks can get in the way of developing a stronger bond with your customers. Allow our experts to handle the problems and also offer a solution so that you can put your focus back on what really matters in your business.
Convenient and secure, Payment Savvy uses only the latest in payment processing and ACH technologies. We want you to have the best experience working with us so that you can relax and feel protected against the common problems associated with ACH processing. Our decades of training and good old fashioned know-how means that you can benefit from all of our knowledge.
ACH and eCheck Payment Processing
Many businesses start looking into better ACH processing and eCheck processing when they realise that the there is something missing from their current payment processing picture. Maybe you have noticed that your customers have not been paying on time or maybe you have experienced problems with getting payments processed in time. Whatever your situation, chances are we have seen it before. A lot of our clients come to us after months and even years of frustration with other payment processors. From a lack of communication, rude customer service, hard to understand systems, or just being treated like just another client, they have come to us expecting to still have to work to get their processing complete. With our easy to use system and 24 hr gateway processing, they are finally able to breathe a sigh of relief.
Our ACH Solutions
We offer ACH solutions that will give you the ability to possibly see an increase in sales. Customers like having more then one option to pay at checkout and not offering their preferred method of payment is one of the main factors in online shopping cart abandonment. Our solutions will give you faster funding and can help simplify accounting and reconciliation processes. Payment Savvy can offer lower processing costs then what many clients have right now. Our cutting edge technology allows us to give our clients dramatic savings then what they often had in processing. Our ACH solutions will give you less risk because when a shopper enters in their checking account information it is automatically screened against a database of bad checks and other risk assessment factors. Denial or approval is almost instant. Payment Savvy also offers easy implementation and the ability to have us customise your payment solutions so that you can streamline your business and get faster results.
From setting up a payment systems to helping your customers access the payment gateway from a mobile device, we are here to help you stay ahead of the curve. Talk to one of our ACH specialists today and we can help you get started to overcome the barriers standing in between you and your business’ success. Whether it is just help with money transactions, setting up your payment processing, or just helping you with our years of experience, our friendly representatives are here to help. Fill out our form to get started.
***Automated Clearing House (ACH) is an electronic network for financial transactions in the United States. ACH direct debit transfers include consumer payments on insurance premiums, mortgage loans, and all sorts of other businesses.
What is an ACH Payment?
Automated Clearinghouse Payments, otherwise known as ACH payments, is the term used to describe a type of payment that is collected electronically – either as a single entry or repetitive payment from a client or customer.
Although ACH processing is a payment solution still growing in popularity, an increasing number of merchants are adding this payment option to their arsenal. Typical use of ACH payments include paying online bills, and loan, deposit, or even mortgage installments.
If this is the first-time hearing of this payment method, you may be scratching your head trying to figure out how it is efficient. It’s essential to keep an open mind when it comes to ACH payments, especially considering it is more cost-efficient than similar alternatives (i.e. credit cards or conventional checks). ACH payment solutions are also prevalent on the internet, particularly for person-to-person (P2P) expenses, business-to-business (B2B) payments, or even business-to-customer (B2C) deposits.
Our innovative ACH solutions lead the industry and we are pleased to provide our customers with the ability to enjoy this unrivaled processing solution. Payment Savvy is an expert in the field, particularly with those industries considered higher-risk. We review each application individually and offer our clients a custom-tailored solution to fit their needs and goals.
When discussing deposits, loans, payroll and other transactions involving a monetary exchange, ACH payments are an ideal, gainful solution to a growing concern. Our customers have come to depend on us to provide optimal solutions with product offerings we proudly stand behind.
More than ever, corporate and professional entities are turning to ACH transactions as a valid and efficient way to conduct business. With over 10 billion ACH payments being made worldwide – it’s clear this payment method is here to stay.
Why Use ACH Payments?
There are multiple advantages to accepting ACH as a valid payment option. Regardless of the size of the organization or length of time the business has been in existence, the solution Payment Savvy provides is the same – to offer an effective electronic payment processing solution which reduces manual errors. Most businesses agree that technological advancements are constantly evolving in the merchant processing realm and manual dealings with currency are slowly becoming obsolete.
The pressure to increase productivity and reduce risks brought on by human-operated systems is at an all-time high. This pressure also includes dipping costs wherever possible, all while locating adequate tools to contend in an unstable market and remain unrivaled in your industry.
A few advantages of ACH payments include:
- Fully-automated process, free from human error
- Automated scheduling and arrival of payments
- Convenient online access
- Automated client notifications
- Debit authorization and protection
- Comprehensive risk reduction tools
- Extensive reporting available
- Comprehensive return item processing
- Dual authorization
By using an ACH solution offered by Payment Savvy, corporations can choose a business model proven to be cost-effective, profitable, competent and perfectly suited for a variety of industries.
Another valid point to consider, is the significant advantage over your competitors. As this technology has not yet been adopted across the board within organizations, accepting ACH processing, gives one an edge over the competition. By offering more payment options to consumers than the conventional methods every business has on hand, companies stand to gain a higher marker share of the available pool of customers. Additionally, the overall environmental impact of providing a paperless payment method attracts eco-conscious customers.
Ultimately, ACH payments provides a solution to common issues:
- Eliminates high costs associated with manual-driven processes
- Improve customer satisfaction and chances of gaining return customers
- Maximize efficiencies and productivity
- Offers 24/7 support from industry experts
- Aids the expansion of business offerings
- Improves regulatory compliance
High-Risk ACH Processing
ACH payments are a top-rated processing solution offered to companies across the board, high-risk industries included. When discussing high-risk merchants, we are referring to those industries which are notorious for having a higher risk of credit card chargebacks, elevated risk investments, or potential fraud.
Although these businesses are often the most profitable, the nature of the work they engage in can make ACH payment offerings limited to them.
Payment Savvy can offer ACH processing to the following industries:
- Health and Wellness Products
- Collections Agencies
- Online Gaming
- Software Downloads
- Credit Repair
- Call Centers
- ISP and Hosting Services
- Money Transfer
- Domain Registration
- Online Dating
- Direct Sales
- Prepaid Phone Cards
Due to our high level of expertise and outstanding relationships built over time – both nationally and internationally – Payment Savvy is in a key position to accept a large variety of high-risk merchants from the aforementioned industries. In other words, we have the knowledge, associations and the market-related strategies needed to accept ACH payments instantly from industries with an elevated risk of investments.
Along with our innovative technology and custom solutions, we can place these accounts for the foreseeable future, ultimately giving our customers the efficiency and reliability they deserve. Payment Savvy aims to create an environment where your funds are protected – our advanced fraud prevention tools follow the best methods available in the industry.
We proudly offer 24/7/365 customer support you can count on. By utilizing Payment Savvy as your merchant processing partner, you will have more time to handle the important and pending aspects of your business.
Alternatives to ACH Payments
The Automated Clearing House, or ACH, uses an electronic network that allows automatic payments to be made through them. However, it is still important to know all other alternatives for your payment solutions outside of credit and debit cards and cash.
Alternative payment methods include:
The traditional barcode is used for security and sales purposes in stores across the world. The QR code is similar to this except that it holds payment data. This QR code based payment is offered by LevelUp.
With a three-part security system of token usage, it offers a much lower processing fee than other payment methods. It uses a compatible Point of Sale System (POS) and a proprietary scanner provided by LevelUp and offers white-label solutions in the form of custom apps for businesses, NFC and iBeacon. It is available on iOS and Android devices, making it useful at any time, with loyalty programs also offered.
CurrentC is like LevelUp as it uses the QR code based payment method, but it differs in the fact that payment can be made using bank accounts, store cards or gift cards. It also allows for coupon redemption and loyalty cards.
CurrentC is easily available for downloading, so if you have a smartphone, you have access to it. Although it does not have the easiest user experience since you always must scan QR codes generated by your phone or from the register, it is very secure.
You must enter a pin every time you open the CurrentC application. If you are at a gas station or restaurant that accepts CurrentC, your payments can be accepted as long as they have a POS and a scanner.
Pay with Amazon
Also known as “Login,” Pay with Amazon allows users to pay on any website with their Amazon login credentials using any payment method accepted on Amazon accounts. It has similar rates to PayPal, and has greater coverage with over 244 million active users on Amazon.
It operates on a pay-as-you-go basis where monthly charges and contracts do not exist. To use Pay with Amazon, all you require is a compatible shopping cart from Shopify, Magento and many others.
It has three advantages of growth guarantee. They ensure your processing fee is refunded after 30 days of no sales, offer a free hosted payment page, and a first-rate fraud protection plan.
Dwolla is free to use for ACH fees, recurring payments and any large distributive payments like a company payroll. It is a third-party ACH service that also allows you to send money for personal reasons. It offers additional services as the service plan cost increases across the months, including next day transfer options, hosted payment page and more.
You determine the service features you want based on the service plan you sign up for. Dwolla uses tokenization and encryption for security with a two-point authentication when you move money.
More popular these days is this cryptocurrency alternative, particularly among the younger generation. It is a web form of payment that is self-regulated and is not under government regulation.
Bitcoin has the lowest fees and can be converted to dollars if needed; the transactions are public, but personal details are private – you also have the choice to encrypt and secure your wallet. Bitcoin can be accepted using processors, which are becoming more readily available.
PayPal is the most widely recognized payment service with over 170 million users globally. The service allows the linkage of debit, credit cards and bank accounts for payments. It features a payment tool that allows you to send money from person to person.
Available on smartphones and on a website’s online shopping cart, users pay 2.9% plus an additional fee per transaction. You can pay as you go with no contract which offers convenience for many online transactions.
Samsung Pay is relatively new. The application works for consumers on T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, AT&T Sprint and Verizon using an American Express Card, Visa or MasterCard, but unfortunately does not support loyalty cards or coupons.
Security is ensured via the use of fingerprints and a magnetic secure transmission where your phone is used as a traditional card. It works on Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy Note 5 and later models.
Another contact-less mobile payment option which the Samsung Pay is patterned after, Apple Pay uses the NFC (Near Field Communication) technology and unlike Samsung Pay, it supports loyalty cards, coupons and reward programs.
It requires a merchant account, POS and terminal that is NFC enabled. Apple Pay is compatible on the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and later models, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3 and Apple Watch.
The only disadvantage is that this alternative, as well as Samsung Pay, only works with their particular and specific phones model.
Android Pay or Google Wallet
Google Wallet was the name it was called and used in 2011, but has been succeeded by the Android Pay in 2015. The good news is that it can work with any Android smartphone, unlike Samsung Pay and Apple Pay which is phone specific.
It features P2P payments, supports credit and debit cards as well as loyalty and reward programs. Android Pay, like the other phone-based payments, requires POS and NFC-enabled terminals to process cards. Moreover, Android Pay uses tokenization and phone security measures for security.
Who Should Use ACH Payment Solutions?
ACH payment solutions can be used by the following categories of individuals.
Normal, everyday individuals who consume a product or service at any time for their own personal uses.
Variable customers of businesses, services, organizations and other institutions – most customers are also consumers. ACH payment solutions help to make payments of utilities, insurance, fees and other deadline-based payments.
Accepting ACH payment methods grants ease and convenience to your customers and provide an alternative method of payment, thereby enabling them to purchase more. This ultimately leads to higher profits for your business.
Organizations and Associations
ACH payment solutions are ideal for members of associations, organizations, and charities. These bodies can automatically debit monthly dues, membership payments, donations and aid fund-raising for different causes.
Billing Companies and Account Receivable Sections
Billings are made easy and convenient for both the receiver and the payee with ACH. It also helps save cost and resources for these companies in the long run.
Online Workers or Freelance Workers
ACH payment solutions are also a great option for people who offer services online like writers, freelancers, virtual assistants and more – particularly those who work via online job communities.
How to start accepting ACH Payments
It’s hard to deny the way businesses once accepted payments was uncomplicated and effortless. As the digital era advances into full bloom, sending and receiving payments has become more complicated. Nonetheless there is a light at the end of the tunnel – ACH payments have revolutionized the way we see payments, the method is more efficient, faster and even available to high-risk merchants.
This inference comes easy once able to compare ACH payments with more antiquated methods (i.e. conventional paper checks). These older systems require a huge investment in both time and money, as well as involve multiple middle men.
Having the option to electronically and automatically accept a payment does not mean you lose any control over the process of money being deposited into your bank account. The process eliminates time-consuming activities and reduces the risk of human-error that may hold-up funds reaching your account in a timely manner. Payment Savvy offers state-of-the-art and protected ACH payment methods. We look forward to being your payment partner.