e Check is an e-payment solution that replaces the credit card, and is tailored to US merchants and consumers. E-check option allows your customers to purchase your products or services and make payments directly from their bank accounts. When your customers pay you with an e-check, the money is not debited from their credit card; it comes from a bank account of their choosing. Like a normal check, it takes up to five business days to clear. An e-check can be cancelled any time before the money appears in your account, giving buyers a window of up to five working days to stop their payment to you.
Website sellers can defer the transfer of their products or services to the buyer until the money has arrived in the clearing house. This prevents buyers from canceling their e-check once they have control of the merchandize, thus leaving the seller without payment for it. We suggest you make it very clear to your customers that you will not transfer any products to the buyer until their payment has cleared.