Posted by Jennifer Cummins on 4/28/2020 to Buying Guides
Due to current social distancing measures, planning a memorial service can be even more difficult as in-person support from family members is limited. Many people are hesitant to make the important purchase of a loved one’s cremation urn online. Here are the top 3 reasons buying an urn online may be the best option for you and your family.
Having the ability to “bring in” the cremation urn you prefer allows you to broaden your search for the perfect urn, gain the conveniences of online shopping, and save money.
FACT: Funeral homes are legally required to accept any container to hold your loved one’s ashes. And they cannot charge you a fee to do so.
1. Huge Selection
The advantage to shopping for almost any product online is increased selection, and cremation urns are no exception. If your loved one liked hunting, you will be pleased to see many urns that tie in to his/her favorite hobby from camo urns to wood urns carved with a deer scene. Did Grandma like pink? You can find cremation urns in every shade of pink as well as urns with flowers, rainbows, and butterflies. Online retailers like Stardust Memorials are the best place to find the perfect urn that truly expresses the individual you loved.
2. Comfort of Home
Most people don’t like that funeral director hovering nearby as they try to choose an appropriate and meaningful urn. In these times, extended family members may not be in town or able to come into a funeral home when the urn needs to be chosen. A huge advantage of an online store is you can browse the urn choices in the comfort of your home -- with privacy and on your own time. You can send links to out-of-town family members or discuss on the phone while viewing the website.
FACT: A cremation urn can be shipped directly to your funeral home where they are required to handle at no additional cost.
3. Lower Prices
The final reason to consider buying an urn online is no surprise: Online prices run about 50-70% less than the prices in the funeral home. And don't forget to factor in the cost of personalization. For just $30, Stardust Memorials can engrave a loved one’s name and dates on an urn -- again, this fee is about half of what you might pay at your local engraving shop. Shipping to you or directly to the funeral home is free in the lower 48 states.
FACT: Purchasing a cremation urn online can save you up to 70%.
At Stardust Memorials, we stand strong to help all those who are struggling during the Covid-19 crisis. We invite you to turn to our friendly and supportive customer service team via phone and email.