What are different ways of making business payments


If you’re a business owner, you know that getting paid is one of the most important things in the world. You don’t have time to deal with bounced checks and late payments. In fact, it can be downright scary!

But what if there was an easier way to make sure your clients get paid on time?

paper check

A paper check is a way to pay your business expenses by writing a check. It’s usually printed on paper, although it can also be sent electronically over the internet or by fax. Paper checks are considered slower than other payment methods because they require you to physically write them out and hand deliver them to your supplier or vendor.

Paper checks can be lost in the mail, stolen, or damaged during transit and must be cashed immediately if you want to avoid penalties or fees when cashing them at an ATM machine (in most cases).

credit card

Credit cards are convenient and easy to use. You can get a credit card for your business, which you can use at the business you’re buying from or online. You also have the option of paying with a prepaid business credit cards over the phone (or via email), so that’s an option too!

You can also pay cash in person at an ATM machine if you don’t want to bring along your wallet or purse with all of your cash inside it – just make sure it’s not raining outside before doing this though!


Cash is the most common way of making business payments and also the safest. You’re not going to get your money back if you make a mistake, and there’s no record of it being paid out to you in any case. Cash is great for large transactions, but can be difficult if you only want to make small payments or even one-off bills.

If you pay by cash, then it’s good practice to keep receipts—these can help when dealing with suppliers later on down the line (and who doesn’t love getting a receipt?). Also bear in mind that if your supplier has made an error on their part (e.g., charged twice), then they may have less incentive NOT TO chargeback as long as they know where all their money went!

bank transfer

A bank transfer is a way to send money electronically. You can send money from one bank account to another, or you can pay someone else using your own bank account.

It’s also possible to make electronic payments between different banks, so that if there’s an issue with one transaction and it needs to be reversed or canceled, there are ways for all involved parties (bankers) to agree on who should take responsibility for this process.

wire transfer

Wire transfer is a fast, secure and reliable way to send money from one bank account to another. You can use it in person or online. It’s also used for paying bills and buying goods on credit card, but it may not be the best option for large payments like mortgages or car loans because wire transfers are usually made at specific times of day (usually 9am) so there is no flexibility if your bank closes early or you need to make a larger payment at any time of day.

Wire transfers can be used as an alternative to cash when making business payments as they are considered ‘safe’ because they require no physical presence at either end of the transaction – meaning there will never be any risk involved if something goes wrong during wiring process!

Be sure your business is getting paid

As a business owner, you want to make sure that your employees are getting paid on time. It’s also important that they are getting paid correctly and the amount they are being paid is accurate. If an employee has been paid incorrectly and owes money, it can be difficult for them to get back into work with their employer because they have been late with paying them or even worse, they may have stolen from the company as well!

To ensure all of these things happen:

  • Make sure that each employee has their own bank account so they won’t forget when making payments;
  • Check out which banks offer free online banking services (like Chase QuickPay) so you don’t have to go through any extra steps when processing transactions;
  • Create an online payment system for yourself such as PayPal which allows companies like yours access through smartphones/tablets but still offers security features like 2-factor authentication (2FA).


We’ve already mentioned some of the ways that you can make business payments. However, there are many more options available. You may be able to use cash, cheque or direct debit in addition to credit or debit cards. The amount you choose will depend on what method suits your style and needs most effectively.