Check Payments

Check payments is a payment gateway that lets customers make payments without needing to do it online.

Until payment clears outside of WooCommerce (requiring the store owner to manually check their bank account), orders using Check payments remain in “on hold” status. You, as the store owner, should confirm that payments have cleared in your bank account before processing orders in WooCommerce. Before shipping an order and marking it as Processing or Completed, it’s important to verify that you’ve been paid/the transaction has cleared and is in your account. For more information, see Managing Orders.

This page will take you through the steps to activate and configure Check payments on your store.

Note: Check Payments was formerly called ‘Cheque’ prior to WooCommerce 3.3.

Setup and Configuration

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Follow the steps below to activate and setup Check Payments on your store:

  1. Go to: WooCommerce > Settings > Payments.
  2. Use the toggle under Enabled to select Check Payments.
  3. Select Set Up. You are taken to the Check Payments settings.
Image showing the settings page to enable check payments on a WooCommerce store. It includes the enable/deactivate toggle and the set up button.
Toggling the switch under “Enabled” will activate Check payments. Clicking “Set up” will take you to the configuration page where you enter instructions for paying by check.
  1. Configure your settings:
    • Enable/Disable – Enable to use. Disable to turn off.
    • Title – Choose the title shown to customers during checkout
    • Description –Add info shown to customers if they choose Check
    • Instructions – Explain how to pay by Check
  2. Click Save changes

Image showing the settings page for check payments. It includes fields to add: Title (Name of payment option), Description, and instructions.
This is the settings page for Check payments. Fill in your account details here.

Questions and Support

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Do you still have questions and need assistance? 

This documentation is about the free, core WooCommerce plugin for which support is provided in our community forums on Searching there you’ll often find that your question has been asked and answered before.

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  • If you’re looking to extend the core functionality shown here, we recommend reviewing available extensions in the Woo Marketplace.
  • Need ongoing advanced support, or a customization built for WooCommerce? Hire a WooExpert agency.
  • Are you a developer building your own WooCommerce integration or extension? Check our Developer Resources.

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