Paper Checks

Documentation | Checkbook

Overview

In our increasingly digital world, paper checks still account for over 25% of non-cash payments. And while we are a digital-first company, we still support paper checks for our clients needing it. Paper check features include:

  • Mailed Same Day (If Request Is Before 3pm PST)
  • USPS Tracking Details
  • FedEx Overnight Mail
  • Optional PDF Insert

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Verified Bank Account Needed

In order to be able to send checks, you need to have a verified bank account in our system. Please refer to the Add a Bank Account section for instructions about adding a bank account to your Checkbook.io profile.

API Basic

The API reference for sending a Paper Check can be found here. The interactive form allows you to test the API endpoint in our demo environment right from the reference page.

Request

curl --request POST \
  --url https://demo.checkbook.io/v3/check/physical \
  --header 'accept: application/json' \
  --header 'authorization: d6aa2703655f4ba2af2a56202961ca86:dXbCgzYBMibj8ZwuQMd2NXr6rtvjZ8' \
  --header 'content-type: application/json' \
  --data '{"recipient":{"line_1":"1234 N. 1st Street","line_2":"#56","city":"San Francisco","state":"CA","zip":"12345","country":"US"},"amount":5}'

Response

{
    "amount":5,
    "date":"2019-06-10 18:01:59",
    "description":NULL,
    "id":"5e97134cd23345c3af3798d030b255e7",
    "image_uri":"https://checkbook-checks-dev.s3.amazonaws.com/8d43176b-9d3d-4ba2-8cc2-1dfe1e3694ee.png",
    "name":"Widgets Inc.",
    "number":8243,
    "recipient":{
        "city":"San Francisco",
        "country":"US",
        "line_1":"1234 N. 1st Street",
        "line_2":"#56",
        "state":"CA",
        "zip":"12345"
    },
    "status":"IN_PROCESS"
}

The description field can be 2054 characters long. For descriptions over 80 characters, we will automatically generate a link with the full remittance info.

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Note

The previous request is for the demo environment. You will need to use either the sandbox endpoint if you want to send test checks, or the production endpoint if you want to send real checks.

ENDPOINTS

POST/v3/check/physical


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