As concerns about the funeral industry continue to rise, there is a growing number of people who are seeking independent and trustworthy funeral advice before contacting a funeral director. Providing such help and advice is Australia’s largest online funeral consumer advocate and planning service that recently launched nationwide. eziFunerals not only supports people plan for funerals, but also empowers consumers to understand their funeral rights and avoid paying too much.
According to eziFunerals, the number one reason consumers pay too much for funerals is that they don’t shop around. They will normally use the closest funeral home or the one their family has always used. However, when consumers do shop around, they are not aware that the majority of local funeral brands are owned by public listed companies trading on the stock exchange. The names on signs outside funeral homes are well known, but revenues and profits from them flow to corporate shareholders, said Peter Erceg, owner and founder, eziFunerals.
People can save hundreds and even thousands of dollars simply by shopping around and researching what’s out there, he said. ‘Consumers are not aware that several funeral directors may be associated with the one parent company. As a consequence, customers are often soliciting quotes from branches of the same company without their knowledge’ he said.
“We try to make sure that families know they have rights and that planning their own funeral, without a funeral director present, and shopping for quotes, can save them thousands of dollars,” he said. “Because families don’t shop around, they often end up paying too much.”
‘We also provide advocacy on behalf of those having trouble with funeral homes. We’re here to try to make sure that families are treated fairly by all funeral homes,” Erceg said.  

Make the right choice the easy choice

eziFunerals only work with Independent funeral directors. “We have partnered with some of the best family owned and trusted independent funeral directors who provide consumers with transparent information and the best possible standard of service at the most realistic cost.” Our members operate Australia wide including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart, Darwin and Canberra. We work together to ensure that you and your family receive transparent information and the best possible standard of service at the most realistic cost.  You’re in total control and will get peace of mind knowing they are supported by Independent funeral homes that are here to help you every step of the way. So make the right choice and get value for money by choosing an Australian, family owned and independent funeral home to conduct the funeral. For more information or to make contact with a trusted Independent funeral director, call eziFunerals on 1300236402 or visit www.ezifunerals.com.au.  

About eziFunerals

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.