Sold Out Funeral Homes, Hidden Costs, Price Variances, Social-Distancing Restrictions and “Upsells” Among Issues Consumers Should be Aware Of
July 22, 2020 – When Funeralocity.com launched in 2019, the site could have never expected its servers would nearly crash several times during the worst pandemic in generations. At the height of the coronavirus death toll, thousands of grieving families visited the site for vital information about planning funeral services for loved ones who had passed. Funeralocity.com, the only price comparison website offering up-to-date costs for 19,000 funeral homes across the US, learned during the crisis that many of the visitors lacked basic knowledge and/or experience in planning services. With the virus again surging throughout the US, the site is sharing answers to many of the questions and concerns consumers had during the spring outbreak.
“One thing we came to understand during the pandemic is that there is a big lack of information available to the public to plan funeral services,” said Funeralocity.com founder Ed Michael Reggie. “Many people, for understandable reasons, do not know a lot about the process, and trying to figure this out when you’re experiencing a loss makes it even more challenging. So Funeralocity.com made it part of our mission not only to provide pricing for all the funeral providers in the US, but also helpful information and tips to make the experience easier. With the virus back on the upswing, we’ve decided to share what we know to a wider public.”
“We have taken away from this crisis basic facts and information that are not readily known, and which consumers should know,” says Reggie. “And we’re very pleased to share what we know so people can make wiser, more economical choices when planning services.”
Funeralocity.com is the only up-to-date price comparison for funeral homes online. With a simple search of city or zip code, users can find prices, locations and contacts for funeral homes and crematories across the US. There has a never been a resource like this that makes the process of searching and finding the right funeral home easier and more transparent. All the prices listed on www.funeralocity.com are collected and verified independently.