News Column Helps Grieving Families in Hard Economic Times

Nov 12 2012 12:00AM

Marketwire Helps Grieving Families in Hard Economic Times with low cost cremation urns, headstones, grave markers and many more memorial items needed for a funeral or cremation service.LogoTracker

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 11/12/12 --, the largest retailer of cremation urns and memorial products, is continuing its aggressive fight to help families struggling through hard economic times saving large amounts on the overall costs of funerals. For years best-selling lines of low-cost cremation urns and other memorial products such as headstones and caskets have helped families shave hundreds and in some cases even thousands of dollars off the cost of a traditional funeral. And in today's economic environment, such savings can make a world of difference for families who are experiencing the loss of a loved one while also struggling with finances.

According to many industry estimates, the average funeral costs are up to $10,000, and that amount can sound devastating to a family -- especially now, when every dollar counts more than ever. But this online retailer is committed to helping customers keep overall funeral costs well below the average. The company offers a wide variety of cremation urns, caskets, grave markers and headstones and other memorial products for prices that are far below what customers may be asked to pay elsewhere. A large selection of full-size cremation urns are available for less than $100, and the company's customer service staff routinely hears remarks from customers who say the prices are dramatically lower (even as much as 50 percent or more) than those offered by funeral homes and other establishments. recommends, to keep funeral costs in check during the economic downturn, consumers should contract with funeral homes for the memorial service itself. Most products needed for the service can then be found, at considerably lower prices on The company's friendly, caring customer service can help consumers find the exact products they need to fit seamlessly into a memorial service. The United States Federal Trade Commission's Funeral Rule allows customers of funeral homes to buy memorial products from any source.

"Nearly every day, we hear from customers who are simply amazed that our prices are far lower than what their cost would be elsewhere. That's why we are in business. Consumers can have a fitting -- and economical -- funeral if they let the funeral home manage the service but then come to us for the memorial products they need," said owner Ralf Heckenbach. Corpus Christi, Texas based is a leader in the online funeral and memorial industry.

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Ralf Heckenbach
Corpus Christi, Texas 78418

Source: Marketwire

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