How to Save on ACH Fees When Paying Remote Workers

Written by
Julien Ashby
Published on
June 28, 2024
How to Save on ACH Fees When Paying Remote Workers

As businesses increasingly rely on remote workers, managing payments to international employees has become a significant concern. Traditional payment methods, such as ACH (Automated Clearing House) transfers, often come with high fees and delays. Parallax Send, a new feature from Parallax, offers a cost-effective and efficient alternative. This article will detail the cost differences between traditional ACH transfers and using Parallax Send for international payments, helping businesses save money and streamline their payment processes.

Understanding ACH Transfers

ACH transfers are commonly used for domestic payments in the United States, allowing businesses to send and receive funds electronically. While convenient for local transactions, ACH transfers have several drawbacks when used for international payments:

1. High Fees

ACH transfers typically cost around $25 per transaction for international payments. These fees can quickly add up, especially for businesses that need to pay multiple remote workers regularly. Additionally, intermediary banks may charge extra fees, further increasing the total cost.

2. Slow Processing Times

ACH transfers often take 1-3 business days to process, delaying the receipt of funds for remote workers. This delay can cause financial stress for employees who rely on timely payments to manage their personal finances.

3. Currency Conversion Issues

When paying remote workers in different countries, currency conversion fees can also apply. These fees, along with fluctuating exchange rates, can make it challenging to predict the exact cost of each transaction.

The Cost-Effective Alternative: Parallax Send

Parallax Send is designed to address the limitations of traditional ACH transfers by providing a faster, cheaper, and more efficient payment solution for businesses with international remote workers. Here are the key benefits:

1. Lower Transaction Fees

One of the most significant advantages of Parallax Send is its low transaction fees. While ACH transfers can cost around $25 per transaction, Parallax Sends charges only $1-2 per transaction. This dramatic reduction in fees can result in substantial savings, particularly for businesses making frequent payments.

2. Instant Payments

Parallax Send ensures that payments arrive instantly, allowing remote workers to access their funds without delay. This immediacy is crucial for maintaining the financial stability and satisfaction of your remote team.

3. No Hidden Fees

Unlike ACH transfers, which can include additional charges from intermediary banks, Parallax Send provides transparent pricing. Businesses can accurately predict their payment costs without worrying about unexpected fees.

Cost Comparison: ACH Transfers vs. Parallax Send

To illustrate the potential savings, let’s compare the costs of using ACH transfers versus Parallax Send for a business paying remote workers in different countries.

Scenario 1: Paying 10 Remote Workers

  • ACH Transfers: $25 per transaction x 10 workers = $250
  • Parallax Send: $2 per transaction x 10 workers = $20
  • Total Savings: $230 per payment cycle

Scenario 2: Paying 50 Remote Workers

  • ACH Transfers: $25 per transaction x 50 workers = $1,250
  • Parallax Send: $2 per transaction x 50 workers = $100
  • Total Savings: $1,150 per payment cycle

As shown in these scenarios, switching to Parallax Send can save businesses hundreds or even thousands of dollars in transaction fees.

For businesses with international remote teams, managing payment costs is a critical concern. Traditional ACH transfers, with their high fees and slow processing times, can be a significant burden. Parallax Send offers a cost-effective, instant payment solution that helps businesses save money and provide timely payments to their remote workers.

By adopting Parallax Send, businesses can reduce transaction fees, eliminate delays, and ensure a seamless payment experience for their remote teams. These savings can be reinvested into other areas of the business, contributing to overall growth and success.

Explore how Parallax Send can transform your international payment processes and start saving on ACH fees today.

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