There are many different ways to make bank deposits than there were ten to twenty years ago. It used to be that you had to take either your check or cash to the bank and put it in that way, there were no other alternatives. Since a great deal of people would get their paychecks on the same day, the end of the week which is Friday, every two weeks, or the end of the month, the lines at the banks would sometimes stretch out of the door.
Bank deposits for payroll and other types of checks are now often made electronically. These are called direct deposits and are quite convenient for all of the parties involved in the transactions, especially the banks. The banks are now able to run their operations much more efficiently and economically since they do not require as many tellers or bank personnel to handle the previous workload.
For the average citizen the internet has made making bank deposits much easier also. If you have one or more bank accounts in the same country, it is now very simple to hook them up and transfer funds from one to another over the internet without ever seeing the inside of a bank. This type of service has also saved the banks a great deal of expenses.
With the internet now many people are working online to make their livings. Some of these people work for companies or individuals they have never meet before in their lives, which live in other countries. They often get paid by a service called PayPal which later deposits the funds into the bank in the country which the receiver lives.
For those of you that were never aware of how deposits were made in the past, and never had to experience, you should consider yourself lucky.