Tulip Cremation: Record Numbers Opt for Cremation – But Badly Misjudge the Cost

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New research shows that almost 80% of Americans aged 55-64 will opt for cremation, but two thirds are vastly underestimating the cost.

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In an industry plagued by misleading prices, families need to be more careful than ever when choosing a provider.

Latest research shows almost 80% of America’s baby boomers (aged 55 - 64) say that they’ll opt for cremation when the time comes. The findings confirm the steady move away from traditional funeral and burial services. The survey – conducted by Tulip Cremation – also demonstrates how badly many misjudge the associated cost.

Two thirds of baby boomers thought the cost of cremation would be less than $1,500 while last year, according to the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), the average cremation cost $2,200.

This news is particularly poignant following the Federal Reserve’s findings last year that nearly half the population can’t afford an unexpected expense of $400.

Tom Harries, founder of Tulip Cremation, says the industry is at fault for complicated pricing and outdated practices:

“The funeral industry has for a long time failed to keep up with the times. Pricing structures are complex and families are often drawn in by seemingly low prices, often to be hit with hidden charges and additional fees. This is particularly unforgivable at a time of such great sadness and stress. Our research demonstrates that the modern consumer is being failed in their desire for simplicity and transparency. In an industry notorious for its opaqueness, families need to be more careful than even when choosing a provider.”

Tulip Cremation was established in San Francisco in 2017, with a commitment to providing families with simplicity and transparency. They offer one simple direct cremation package for $650.

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