Consumer’s expectations are changing how they engage in funeral planning and the types of services they require to meet their needs. Cremation is quickly becoming a new tradition in Texas offering families endless options to memorialize a loved one. Not every customer wants a traditional cremation or to hold services at a local funeral home.
The average price for a minimal cremation at a funeral home in the greater Austin area is $2,306. ATX Cremation was created because Austin families want to receive excellent service and unique amenities accessible online from the comfort of their home. ATX Cremation is now the conduit that moves an affordable cremation experience with extraordinary services from a traditional funeral home environment into your home!
There are 35 businesses in the greater Austin Area that perform cremation services for families. With so many providers, the question becomes “who can I trust” and “what value will I receive in their service.” The decision to cremate is an irreversible decision and should be taken seriously. Here are some important questions we think families should consider when selecting a cremation provider:
- Am I paying for services from a traditional funeral home that I do not need?
- Does the cremation provider claim to be an Austin provider, but is physically located in another city/state?
- Are there hidden charges buried below the advertising price to make the price appear cheaper?
- Does the provider or its trusted affiliate have an on-site crematory or is your loved one being shipped to an unknown location without you being aware of the change in care?
- Does the cremation provider or the funeral home they are affiliated with have a proven reputation in the community?
- What types of safeguarding systems are implemented regarding personal identity?
- Where is your loved one placed from the time of death to the time of cremation?
- How can you expect to be communicated with throughout the process?
- How long will you wait for your loved one to be cremated?
- How are your loved one’s cremated remains returned to you?