At a high level, once the check is created correctly in QuickBooks Online – the eCheck is sent automatically. However, at a more detailed level, an eCheck isn't sent until all three conditions below have occurred.
- The QuickBooks bank account must be linked with your eChecks account.
- The payment must be greater than $0.
- The Print Later box must be selected to suppress the standard printing function for a paper check.
When the system detects these conditions, it initiates the creation of an eCheck – which is then sent to the email address on the vendors profile. Every 5 minutes QuickBooks pushes to eChecks to be created and delivered. Do not be alarmed if the check isn't sent out instantly.