A new online funeral planning service, eziFunerals, is changing the way people plan their final goodbye.
Sure to shake up the conservative funeral-home industry, eziFunerals allows people to plan their own funeral, even the flowers and coffin, all without speaking to a funeral director.
Peter Erceg, Founder of eziFunerals said, ‘Most funeral directors probably, at the beginning, won’t like us because they are going to view it as someone who is stepping into what they think as their traditional role,” Erceg said. “We don’t really care.”
Erceg sees his online funeral platform model not as undermining funeral directors economically, but as supporting small to medium family owned funeral homes compete against the large corporate funeral companies.
eziFunerals core solution provides consumers with independent, transparent and trustworthy information, so people make informed decisions on their funeral needs, from Cradel2grave®.
People are able to gain access to eziFunerals online funeral planning tools, informative documents and advisers who can help people customise their funeral services to their personal needs, budgets and personalities. When a death occurs, eziFunerals will assist people by connecting them with an Independent Funeral Director that offers the best funeral at the best price.
Questions that must be asked
If you are uncomfortable with searching for a funeral director, don’t know who to trust, want to save money or simply wish to avoid a sales focussed environment, then eziFunerals would be suitable for you.
When a loved one dies, Erceg says, grieving family members and friends often are confronted with dozens of decisions to make — all of which must be made quickly and often under great emotional stress.
We ask people a number of questions to help them create a comprehensive funeral plan online to enable Independent Funeral Directors to provide an accurate and itemised quote, fitting the customers’ needs and budget. What kind of service should it be? What company should you use? Should you bury or cremate? What are you legally required to buy? What about the availability of environmentally friendly or “green” burials? What other arrangements should you plan? And, finally, how much is it all going to cost?
Erceg says it’s an idea whose time has come. “This is a disruptive innovation,” he says. “This is going to touch a cultural chord. It aggregates the decision making and gives people a sense of empowerment.”
eziFunerals is an online 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. We 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.