The Bradford Exchange Checks is an e-commerce marketing arm of venerable Niles, Illinois-based The Bradford Exchange, Ltd. The Bradford Exchange Checks specializes in made-to-order personal checks, accessories and related business supplies. The Bradford Exchange Checks' company slogan is: "Quality and Artistry in a Name You Can Trust." Product categories include the following:
The Bradford Exchange Checks currently features 342 personal check design, encompassing such themes as Disney, Patriotic, Entertainment & Celebrity, Dogs & Cats, Fantasy, Religious & Angels, Floral, Sports & Leisure, Charity & Support Causes, Love & Friendship and Scenic & Travel.
The Bradford Exchange Checks is an e-commerce division of The Bradford Exchange, Ltd., the latter of which was founded by wealthy businessman and noted philanthropist J. Roderick MacArthur (1920-1984) in 1973. The Bradford Exchange, Ltd. and The Bradford Exchange Online are famous for their extensive line of limited edition collectibles and gifts, which includes plates, figurines, toys, paintings, coins, dolls, books and other fine products.
The Bradford Exchange Checks, which launched Internet business operations on March 30, 2004, is located at 9305 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Niles, Illinois 60714 USA. Phone: 1-866-285-2334; Fax: 1-877-272-3367.
The Bradford Exchange, Ltd. is headed by Chief Executive Officer and President Rich Herbert with James Gallagher serving as Senior Vice President and General Manager.
The Bradford Exchange Checks, Ltd. has been in operation since 2004. In that time an array of reviews and comments have been posted on the World Wide Web. Representative samples include the following:
"I ordered my checks through The Bradford Exchange Checks and had no problems at all with my order. The checks arrived early, they were exactly what I ordered and everything was correct. I also saved a lot of money using a coupon code so I am overall very satisfied with my order." - Lisa D., Conway, AR, Yelp
"I am so angry with this place, especially because all of their automated email responses say my satisfaction is important to them, yet no human answers their phones or responds to emails...I've called their customer service number several times to fix a problem with my order, and an automated message tells me they are closed for the holiday. It is a Monday...which doesn't feel like a holiday to me..." - Mindy B., Oak Park, IL, Yelp
"I had a new checking account as of 2 weeks ago and needed to order a couple checkbooks and did not like the options given to me by my bank. I have never used a website to purchase personalized checks before and after reading the other reviews I was a little skeptical of this website. I decided to go with Bradford Exchange Checks anyways and have been very pleased with the results." - ajf12, Viewpoints
"Bradford Exchange Checks miss the mark on providing an effective and professional website as well as their check design. Many of the products looked like we had stepped back in time. For more modern options choose a higher ranked company." - TopConsumerReviews.com
Although The Bradford Exchange Checks is currently unaccredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB), the BBB does assign the e-commerce company a rating of C+ on a scale of A+ to F. According to the BBB, a total of 44 complaints were filed against The Bradford Exchange Checks during the last three years, all of which are now closed.
Parent company The Bradford Exchange, Ltd. was accredited by the Better Business Bureau on March 1, 1989. The BBB gives The Bradford Exchange, Ltd. a stellar rating of A+, citing the company's many years in business (since 1973) and its record in resolving any complaints.
TopConsumerReviews.com gives The Bradford Exchange Checks a rating of two out of five stars. The Bradford Exchange Checks is a member of the Direct Marketing Association (DMA).
Alexa - The Web Information Company assigns The Bradford Exchange Checks a global Alexa ranking of 129,410 and a United States Alexa ranking of 21,339. The Bradford Exchange Checks garners most of its traffic from the United States (94%) and is especially popular among users in the city of Cleveland, Ohio. Top search engine keywords include bradford exchange, bradford exchange checks, discount checks and bradford checks.
According to ValueIs.com, The Bradford Exchange Checks has a Google PageRank of 4/10 and receives an average of 8,066 pageviews per day. The Bradford Exchange Checks website is valued at an estimated $21,378.
Compete assigns the following traffic ranks for The Bradford Exchange Checks:
- 3 Months - 93329
- 1 Month - 92297
- 7 Days - 69503
The Bradford Exchange Online, the parent subsidiary company of The Bradford Exchange Checks, maintains a social media presence on Facebook and Twitter. At Facebook, The Bradford Exchange Online has garnered 13,185 "Likes" to date. At Twitter, The Bradford Exchange Online has 426 followers and has posted 880 tweets.
A total of 44 The Bradford Exchange, Ltd. employees maintain a social media business presence at LinkedIn.
The Bradford Exchange Checks employs both McAfee SECURE and VeriSign Secured to safeguard its website and customers. States the former: "The McAfee SECURE™ trustmark only appears when the website has passed our intensive, daily security scan. We test for possible personal information access, links to dangerous sites, phishing, and other online dangers." The Bradford Exchange Checks uses the secure https:// connection on all transactions during the checkout process.
Google diagnostic services has deemed The Bradford Exchange Checks as "Safe Browsing," having tested 39 pages over the past 90 days and duly reporting the absence of any malicious software.
The Bradford Exchange Checks features an array of products, including the claim of "up to 70% off bank check prices." Among the offerings are:
- Remembering Elvis Single Checks One Box $16.95
- San Francisco Giants Duplicate Checks Two Boxes $41.90
- God Bless America Checkbook Cover $19.99
- Address Labels 150 Quantity $7.99
- What's Due? Organizer $13.99
- Tropical Paradise Note Cards One Box w/12 Cards & Envelopes $5.99
- Grandkids Rule! Debit Card Holder $16.99
- Check Transaction Register $4
- Star Trek Single Checks Three Boxes $53.85
- Angel Kisses Single Checks Four Boxes $47.85
- Deposit Slips 100 Quantity $5.99
The Bradford Exchange Checks' prices run a little higher than some of its competitors. TopConsumerReviews.com lists the starting check prices for each:
- The Bradford Exchange Checks - $15.95
- Deluxe Checks - $20.95
- Next Checks - $4.99
- Checks Unlimited - $20.99
- Checks On Sale - $12.99
- Carousel Checks - $5.89
- Checks Superstore - $9.99
- Checks in the Mail - $14.99
The Bradford Exchange Checks ships to the United States, U.S. Territories and military APO/FPO addresses only. The Bradford Exchange Checks offers five different shipping/order options, which may not be available for all customers. They are:
- In-Plant Rush
- FedEx Ground Signature Required
- Standard Shipping
All shipping costs are calculated at checkout.
The Bradford Exchange Checks accepts the following methods of payment:
- Personal Check
- Money Order
As per Illinois statute, all Illinois residents are required to submit a voided check from their current checking account containing an order confirmation number. Voided checks can be sent to The Bradford Exchange Checks either by U.S. mail or fax.
The Bradford Exchange Checks, Ltd. offers the following guarantee: "Our 100% Guarantee ensures the quality of the checks, that they meet or exceed all standards established by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and that they will be fully accepted at your financial institution. However, you are responsible for ensuring that the information printed on your checks is accurate."
In case of a wrong check design error, The Bradford Exchange Checks "will gladly replace your checks at no charge with the correct design." The Bradford Exchange Checks offers toll free customer service at 1-866-285-2334 for the following hours:
- Monday thru Friday, 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM (Central Time)
- Saturday thru Sunday, 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Central Time)
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