THE DEATH OF A LOVED ONE is a difficult time for everyone. For most of us, coping with death and planning a funeral is one of the most difficult things we will ever be asked to do. It can be a very emotional and difficult time.
The following video by CBC Marketplace (2017), provides an interesting insight into the sales practices of large funeral companies in Canada. In this video, undercover reporters take hidden cameras into six funeral homes to see what the sales pitch looks like when you’re dealing with the death of a loved one.
Although the video is based in the Canada, the corporatisation of funerals and recent reports into the industry here, raises the question ‘Do these sales practices occur in Australia? (Contact us and tell us your story!)
Watch video: http://youtu.be/xRNaqntsLPI
Shop around and find a funeral director you can trust
Finding a funeral director you can trust in your City can be emotionally and financially difficult, so let us help. With such a competitive market, funeral costs will vary greatly depending on the company you choose, where the service is held, and the type of choices you make.
Depending on what you need, some will specialise in certain religious ceremonies while others offer many different types of service. Most funeral directors will generally offer a fixed package and have different pricing structures, so it is important that if you don’t pay for things you don’t want or need and stay on a budget. Use our online planning service to request quotes from a number of different companies before you make a decision on which company is best for you and your family.
- We’ll guide you through the funeral planning process, allowing you and your family to focus on what’s important rather than making arrangements in a sales focused environment.
- We’ll provide you with independent and transparent information to help you understand your funeral rights so you can have meaningful involvement in the whole funeral experience.
- We’ll provide you with practical advice on how you can make informed decisions with your family and guide you through the funeral process every step of the way.
By learning how to choose wisely, you could save hundreds or even thousands of dollars, and improve your overall satisfaction with the services you receive.
For more information on funeral choices in each of the states, see our city specific pages:
- Funeral Directors Sydney
- Funeral Directors Melbourne
- Funeral Directors Brisbane
- Funeral Directors Adelaide
- Funeral Directors Perth
- Funeral Directors Hobart
eziFunerals is a free consumer advocacy and funeral planning platform that supports individuals and families cope with end of life decisions, death and funerals. We are an independent, Australian-owned and operated company, and are not a subsidiary of any other corporation. We are not part of any other funeral company. Founded by consumers frustrated by how difficult it was to get independent information, eziFunerals supports consumers plan a funeral, compare prices and select the right funeral director anywhere, anytime.