Shopping around

This will catch on.

In Australia – where about 160,000 people die each year – there’s a new start-up company called eziFunerals which allows families to purchase and plan funerals online.

eziFunerals currently has more than 600 independent funeral directors listed and offers families information tailored to their needs. This includes comprehensive funeral plans, itemised price quotes and consumer reviews.

Instead of picking a funeral company by guesswork, families will be able to shop around for funeral directors, and get the right funeral at the right price.