The days of sustaining your funeral business just by waiting for families to walk in the door is long gone. Even if you have a preneed sales program you are likely missing out on sales opportunities because today there is a whole new kind of funeral customer—the online shopper.
Today’s online shoppers are sophisticated, and they are more willing to take advantage of online tools than ever before. Is your funeral business attracting these buyers? If not, the Funeralwise Preferred Provider Program can put the web to work for you. We’ll feature your business on the #1 funeral resource on the web.
Are You Reaching All Your Potential Customers?
Most funeral businesses today have a website and a presence on social media. That’s an essential way to promote your business and it provides helpful obituary and funeral service information for your community. Visitors to your site can also learn about funerals and start preplanning. All good things. But it is enough? Are you reaching all the potential customers that could be available to you?
Most likely, your target customers now are a younger, web-savvy generation who are making plans for their parents and themselves. With families spread across the country this generation of buyers may not be local, making it more difficult to maintain a relationship with them.
Are they as loyal to you as their parents were?
Are they coming directly to you or are they shopping around?
Looking ahead, do you see these becoming bigger issues in the years to come?
Why not up your game and add a new element to your online marketing? That’s what our Preferred Provider program can do for you. The online visibility you can get as a Preferred Provider would be in addition to what you are getting now. It’s free to join the program so what do you have to lose?
Our Preferred Provider Program Helps You Put the Web to Work
As a Funeralwise Preferred Provider, you’ll receive featured listings in our online directories. We have 2 directories – one is on our main site, Funeralwise.com, and the other is in our Wise Planning System where users can select you as a provider for their funeral plan.
The listings include informational pages for each of your business locations. These pages allow you to showcase your services and products, including photos of your operation. The listing includes contact information and a link to your website. Our Preferred Provider Network is open to funeral homes, cremation services, cemeteries and other funeral service providers — including those who serve people and pets.
When you upgrade to our Pro Plan, you’ll get even more for a modest set up fee. You’ll receive an enhanced directory listing and be able to take full advantage of our customer referral program, our white-label Wise Planning System, and our other marketing programs.
Connecting You With Online Consumers
Funeralwise offers everything consumers need to know about funerals. We supplement the guidance you give, as a funeral director or cemetery counselor, by providing extensive information and interactive funeral planning tools at no cost. Our website matches funeral service and product providers with the people who need them.
Using our search directory visitors can locate and select funeral homes, cremation services, cemeteries, and other service providers. They can even request price quotes for funeral services and products.
We do not sell funeral services or make funeral arrangements. Our role is to be a bridge between the online consumer and funeral providers. In other words, we serve as your online marketing partner.
Those who upgrade to our Pro Plan will have additional opportunities, including:
- Priority placement in search results.
- Enhanced opportunities for referrals to prospective customers.
- Optional advertising in email campaigns targeted to our registered funeral planners.
- Optional licensing of a custom, white-label version of our Wise Planning System.
- Optional participation in our funeral insurance program.
We continue to look for new ways to add value to our enhanced program, the Pro Plan. As we add new services, we’ll keep our top goals in mind—to offer consumers the most comprehensive funeral information available while helping you build your business.
How It Works
You can easily register your company as a Funeralwise Preferred Provider. It is free to register and become a Preferred Provider.
- Use the form on this page to submit your registration. The registration form requires only basic information. We will approve and activate your listing and send you a User’s Guide for managing your listing.
- Complete your listing by describing the services and products for each of your business locations. You will have secure 24/7 access to your directory listing. The User’s Guide has detailed instructions on how to fully build out your listing. We are available to help with the set up and maintenance of your listing as needed.
- You can upgrade to our Pro Plan at any time. You have the option of paying a one-time set up fee of $75 or you can place a “Funeralwise Preferred Provider” link to Funeralwise.com on your website. See the Pro Plan page for details.
Our Commitment to Support You
Be assured that our objective is to work with you and for you, to help build your business and serve your families. We offer a simple, low-cost way for you to market to web-savvy customers. As a bridge between the consumer and the funeral industry, it’s in our best interest to help you succeed.
Join forces with us and offer your families the best of everything–the utmost in personal service from you– and excellent web-based service from Funeralwise.com.