Co-op sees 60% increase in online funeral planning

Co-op Funeralcare says sales of its online funeral plans have increased by 60% in the last year, and that people putting their final wishes online are on average five years younger than those who do it in person.

It also says there is a trend towards adults putting online funeral plans in place for their parents.

A snap decision

With younger generations growing up photographing almost every aspect of their lives, are selfies at funeral now OK? And should photos be as much a part of funerals today as of weddings?

We put changing attitudes into the viewfinder …


Now FDs can create own branded service sheets and online memorials

Funeral software specialist Eulogica has unveiled two new services – online memorials that can be branded as the funeral director’s own, and an easy-to-use service sheet module.

Both can be linked to Eulogica but can also be used without having Eulogica’s other services.


'Unique and privileged position', says SAIF president

A “unique and privileged position” – that’s how the incoming president of SAIF describes the funeral director’s role.

Paul Allcock, who received the chain of office at the association’s AGM in March, says funeral directors have to get close to their clients to do the job properly.

“Because we are involved with people at such a difficult time of their lives, it’s not like any other role,” he says. “We are creating an intimate relationship to guide people in these circumstances.”

The vast majority of our enquiries come as a result of our ad in the FSJ
- Rodney Crouch, Passages International Inc. Ltd

We have used pretty well all of the magazines associated with the Funeral Industry since we started over 30 years ago and the FSJ is the only one to give us continuous response.
- Graham Mosey, Crowndeed

At Eulogica Ltd we are constantly measuring the performance of our advertising and we are very happy with the results from the FSJ
- Svein Mytting Eulogica Ltd