By: Mariah Young,

You know what’s surprising? The fact that paper checks are still so commonplace. Today, according to the Remittance Coalition’s B2B Directory Concept Paper, businesses annually make 10 to 15 billion payments by paper check.

In a world where you can get a jar of peanut butter delivered in a few hours, businesses are still using checks to do a significant number of payments.

Take a look at this infographic below to learn more, then share it now!


The hard costs of checks:

This information is based on industry data originally surveyed in 2014

A smart replacement for checks is going electronic with the Automated Clearing House (ACH) network. With ACH, you’re still paying from your bank account, just online. You can think of ACH as the network  connecting banks and credit unions in the United States, and Dwolla has an easy onramp to this network.

Replace checks, and tap Dwolla’s API for ACH payments. If you’re paying thousands of vendors, we have a tool for that. We also have examples of platforms that have built ACH payments into their experience.

Learn more about replacing checks:

Get started with Dwolla's integration specialists, who are happy to answer any questions.


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