Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Following Successful Cleveland, Ohio Launch, eFuneral Expands into Columbus, Ohio to help area funeral planners find, compare, and select local funeral homes.
In February 2012, eFuneral (www.efuneral.com), a comprehensive online end-of-life planning resource, launched its online funeral planning platform into the Cleveland, Akron, and Canton markets. Since then, the company has successfully added dozens of area funeral homes to its network and has helped hundreds of individuals compare local funeral homes based on price, service options, and service quality. The Cleveland-based firm, co-founded by Mike Belsito and Bryan Chaikin, is moving into Central Ohio where the company took part in the State of Ohio’s 10-xelerator New Venture Accelerator.
During the summer of 2011, Belsito and Chaikin moved from Cleveland to Columbus in order to take part in the 10-week intensive development program, sponsored by the Ohio Third Frontier. “It will be great to have the chance to work in Columbus again,” says Chaikin. “The funeral directors in the area have been very supportive and provided us with invaluable feedback while we were developing the business. And we know we can help Columbus area individuals who are undecided about which funeral home to use just as we’ve helped those in Northeast Ohio.”
In the Cleveland, Akron, and Canton areas, eFuneral has already been able to provide funeral service inquirers with pricing and service quality information from local funeral homes within minutes. “Whether planning a burial or cremation service, our goal is to help individuals make more informed funeral planning decisions during their time of need,” explains Belsito. “eFuneral can help simplify the funeral planning process for undecided individuals by allowing them to compare local funeral homes based on service quality, price, or whatever is most important to the individual.”
There is no cost or obligation for individuals to use eFuneral’s service. To submit a funeral service inquiry, individuals simply specify their burial or cremation service requests on eFuneral.com, and then local funeral providers quickly and personally respond with their service prices and options. Within minutes, individuals can log in to their eFuneral account and confidentially review quotes submitted by local funeral providers, along with any relevant verified ratings or reviews.
Following its launch in the Columbus, Ohio area, eFuneral plans to expand in multiple markets throughout the United States.
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EFUNERAL eFuneral provides free support and information to those thinking about end-of-life. With eFuneral, individuals can quickly and confidentially find, compare and select a funeral home based on location, price, ratings and reviews. There is no cost or obligation associated with eFuneral’s services. eFuneral is a private company based in Cleveland, Ohio. To learn more about eFuneral, visit www.eFuneral.com.