Abilene, TX – Funeral Directors Life Insurance Company is pleased to announce a revolutionary preneed eCommerce tool, Arrangement Guide, in partnership with Passare. Arrangement Guide is an online planning and funding tool where a family can fully plan ahead and pay online for funeral or memorial prearrangements, from start to finish. Offering a blended, digital-meets-personal experience, Arrangement Guide drives the value of a funeral while also providing preneed leads to the funeral homes that use it.
“Many of our funeral home customers are competing with online, low cost cremation providers that market aggressively in their communities,” said Kris Seale, President & CEO of Funeral Directors Life. “Arrangement Guide is the solution. It isn’t just another online preneed planning form – it’s an online planning AND funding tool. Our funeral home customers can use this tool to reach families who would otherwise turn to competitors for an online planning option.”
The Arrangement Guide is one of the very few online preplanning tools that allows users to pay for a funeral online and in advance, locking in business for the funeral home. Plus, if someone starts to plan but doesn’t finish the contract, a sales agent with the funeral home can follow up with the user by scheduling a meeting or reaching out about their interest in planning ahead.
“We wanted this to be a lead generating tool as well as a functional technology platform,” said Josh McQueen, Vice President of Product at Passare. “Passare has collaborated with Funeral Directors Life to make Arrangement Guide a strong online platform that opens our funeral homes up to an entirely new demographic – one that wants to connect with funeral homes digitally.”
Funeral homes can add the Arrangement Guide link to their websites and pair it with a digital marketing strategy provided through Funeral Directors Life to get the word out about this new tool. Arrangement Guide integrates with Funeral Directors Life’s digital sales software, DIGicon®, and all finalized prearrangements appear within Passare. Pricing is up front with a one-time activation fee to set up the funeral homes’ packages, images, and merchandise descriptions. Once setup is complete, no ongoing subscription fee is required.
“Our bottom line has always been to help our customers serve their families and meet them wherever they are,” Seale added. “With Arrangement Guide, it has never been easier for families to plan ahead, which will in turn increase preneed profitability for funeral homes.”
For more information about the Arrangement Guide™, please visit www.funeraldirectorslife.com/arrangement-guide/.
About Funeral Directors Life
Funeral Directors Life, rated A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company, is a legal reserve life insurance company which specializes in the sale of insurance-funded preneed funerals. Funeral Directors Life is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Directors Investment Group (DIG). For more information about Funeral Directors Life, please visit www.funeraldirectorslife.com.
One of the greatest challenges in the funeral profession today is communication with today’s tech-savvy families and access to accurate, timely information when and where you need it. To meet this need, Passare offers the funeral profession’s only funeral home collaboration software with integrated business management tools. Through Passare, funeral directors can connect and communicate with families and access case information anytime, anywhere, using any internet-connected device. Offering unlimited users, devices, and updates, Passare is helping funeral staff to streamline processes, save time, and spend more quality time with the families they serve and with their own families at home. To request a demo, go to www.passare.com.