My payments are almost exclusively made via ACH bank transfer. No more "check is in the mail"!
The process and recording is mostly automated and nearly instantaneous. Credit cards are too expensive to process, and to me seem to be cost prohibitive. If someone needs to use a credit card, it is likely that there is no project funding, so I don't have any plans to ever accept credit.
For the clients that insist on a paper check, mobile deposit works for most of the checks. We also add a small convenience fee for the extra effort to process the transaction, and to incentivize the ACH payment method.
Daniel L Edgell AIA, NCARB
1162 Rolling Oaks Ave
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
727 308 1773
I'm also curious about how you manage direct ACH transfers. Is there some vendor you work with to set this up? I've not heard of it before as something that a small firm can do themselves.
Michael F. Malinowski FAIA