ACH Processing

Send and receive money directly from one bank account to another.

ACH Services for Small Business – Painless Processing

Automated Clearing House Processing (ACH Processing) allows businesses to process and send funds to outside parties directly. Painless Processing provides ACH payment services so clients can accept transactions from customers and companies, or securely pay employees and outside firms for their services. We guide clients through the steps of applying for an ACH account and offer integration support so they can begin accepting and sending money efficiently.

ACH helps small businesses maintain cash flow, including those that operate on e-commerce platforms or experience higher risk due to their industry. As a payment service provider since 2009, Painless Processing offers modern tools and a wealth of experience. We work closely with clients to ensure seamless ACH processing, and treat their business with the same respect and care as they do. Whether our clients have never used an ACH system, or need to change providers, we explain what they need to do and how they do it.

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Why Use an ACH Processing Company?

ACH is well-known and widely used because it has a governing association, the National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA). NACHA has made ACH a secure and reliable service that protects businesses from fraud and streamlines large transactions. Payment is deposited into bank accounts after being verified by an automated clearing house. These systems guarantee sufficient funds are available and then transfer the money into the right account, where the recipient authenticates them.

Commonly used to pay for cars, insurance, rentals, utilizes, and employee wages, ACH is a valuable resource for businesses. Recurring payment setup makes it easy to accept transactions from regular customers and businesses, and large purchases are no problem for the ACH system.

 

Improve Your Business with an ACH Account

Painless Processing offers a unique user experience through our Payment Gateway. This service allows clients to set up one-time or routine payments, or send money whenever they need. We keep detailed records of all transactions, simplifying the process of balancing accounts and tracking funds. This form of electronic payment makes wire transfers and paper checks obsolete, decreasing the amount of time spent in managing payments. ACH transfers cost significantly less than wires, which can be 15 to 45 dollars to initiate and receive them.

ACH processing allows customers and service providers to complete transactions quickly, often on the same day they were sent. The limitations of these transfers are determined by batch times which begin at 10 AM and end at 8 PM.

 

Helping High-Risk Industries with ACH Merchant Services

High-risk merchants benefit from ACH payments as well, for clearing houses protect them from NSF transactions, or when their products or business model face frequent cancellations and refund requests. Painless Processing understands the challenges high-risk merchants deal with, and has spent many years helping these businesses set up ACH payment accounts to make their enterprise profitable. It’s our mission to support their continued operation, and it’s our passion to deliver ACH expertise.

Some high-risk industries we’ve worked with include:

  • Adult Membership Sites
  • Collections Businesses
  • Auto Discount Clubs
  • Medical Discount Clubs
  • Recurring Billing for High-Risk Products or Services
  • Membership Clubs (In General)
  • Discount Buying Clubs (In General)

 

For the clients we provide high-risk processing to, visit our dedicated page.

 

How to Apply for an ACH Merchant Account

Painless Processing makes it easy for business owners and decision makers to apply for ACH services. The following documents are required:

  • Complete and Signed Application (Online)
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Identification (Driver’s License Preferred)
  • SS4 Form (Tax Identification Certificate)
  • Most Recent 2 Months of Bank Statements (From Account On Application)
  • Mail-Order & Telephone Order Business (MOTO): Sample Recording of Consumer Payment Information Capture
  • Void Check or Bank Verification Letter (From Account Listed On Application)
  • Most Recent 2 Months of ACH Processing Statements (If Applicable)
  • Detailed Description of the Business Model
  • Copy of The Complete Terms and Conditions
  • Login Username & Password (For E-Commerce or Web Platforms)

 

Complete the Application Today – Contact Our ACH Company for Help

You can find our online application here. For help submitting the documents, get in touch with one of our agents.

We look forward to getting your ACH account set up. This payment processing service has helped many of our clients achieve financial stability, which leads them to accomplish their goals.

The Benefits of ACH Processing

Flexible

Great for B2B and B2C transactions.

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Volume & Ticket Friendly

Seamlessly process high volumes and tickets above $2,500.

Fast Settlements

Most transactions settle in one business day or less.

Recurring Transactions

Set up automated, recurring payments.

Cost Effective

Inexpensive compared to other payment processing options.

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Safe & Secure

Transactions are encrypted to protect the user.

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Time Efficient

Automated process minimizes need for dedicated staff.

Environmentally Friendly

Electronic transactions and record keeping eliminate paper waste.

Automated Clearing is Simple, Secure… Painless.

Automated Clearing House processing or ACH Processing, is a payment processing service that allows payments to be made from business to business, business to consumer, or business to employee by directly depositing funds from one bank account to another easily and electronically. ACH processing is widely used and is known for being a safe and reliable form of payment processing mostly because it has its own governing body known as the National Automated Clearing House Association or NACHA.

The idea of ACH processing in its simplest form is that payment is a direct deposit, meaning that it goes from one bank account to another in a seamless, automated process that is authenticated by the user and verified by the automated clearing house. The most common use for ACH Processing is bill payments for cars, insurance, rentals, utilities, or other billing transactions as well as for paying employees but it is also a valuable service for high risk merchants or businesses. This direct deposit method of payment can be used for one-time payments or set-up for recurring payments.

How difficult is it to get an ACH Processing account?

Getting an ACH processing account is a similar process for applying to a merchant account. Merchants need to provide:

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Complete and Signed Application

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Articles of Incorporation

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Identification (Drivers License Preferred)

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SS4 Form (Tax Indentification Certificate)

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Most Recent 2 months of Bank Statements (from account on application)

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Sample recording of consumer payment information capture (if MOTO)

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Void Check or Bank Verification Letter (from account listed on application)

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Most recent 2 months of ACH Processing statements (if applicable)

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Detailed description of the business model

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Copy of the complete terms and conditions for sale

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Login Username & Password (if website)

How do merchants benefit from ACH Processing?

 

When merchants use ACH processing in order to make or accept payments there are a multitude of benefits. Some of those benefits are:

 

  • On average, the costs & fees associated with ACH processing are less than those associated with a merchant account.
  • Settlements are quick. NACHA rules have adjusted to allow same day settlements in many circumstances.
  • In some cases it eliminates the need for businesses to draft checks and the man power resources required to keep record. On the consumer side they don’t have to write out, purchase postage, and mail checks.
  • It’s easy to use. The biggest, most important task is to remember to batch out and that is a simple and quick process.
  • ACH processing can be set up for recurring billing which means that money can be pulled automatically at set time intervals.
  • This is also a good substitute for wire transfers because for small payments you can save a lot of money on fees where a wire can cost 15-45 dollars to initiate and / or receive.

How can ACH Processing work for me?

 

In most cases, the information provided by the end user in order to initiate an ACH transaction are intimate knowledge which virtually eliminates the potential for fraud as compared to fraud occurring from credit card processing. The ease of automation more or less makes the biggest task in ACH processing remembering to batch out so that the transactions are able to run through the automated clearing house and settle to the assigned bank account in a timely fashion. Although ACH processing is mostly used in traditional manners such as bill payments for cars, insurance, rents, utilities, or other recurring billing transactions as well as for paying employees; it is also available to high risk merchants selling high risk products or services for subscriptions, memberships, recurring billing models. Some will advertise high risk ACH processing, but it’s not the processing that is high risk; it’s the product, service, or merchant that is in fact high risk. Some high risk ach processing merchants are:

  • Adult membership sites
  • Collections businesses
  • Auto discount clubs
  • Medical discount clubs
  • Recurring billing for high risk products or services
  • Membership clubs (in general)
  • Discount buying clubs (in general)

Let ACH processing work for you.

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