Middleton, WI — Funeral homes, cemeteries, and cremation businesses are adopting technology faster than ever as a necessary component of their services. At the same time, the cost of cutting-edge technology specific to the needs of deathcare businesses and families continues to spiral.
Families expect a seamless customer experience, from the first call to aftercare, with effective communication throughout the process. To accomplish this, technology partners must work together to create, support, and fund integrated technological advances that families have come to expect from other industries. Tribute Technology began with this goal in mind.
“The need for better technology solutions for funeral homes and cemeteries is so clear. Siloed businesses offering only a fraction of the tools and solutions required has limited our profession for far too long. A broader platform of services is needed to support every funeral home, no matter the size or market,” said Matt Frazer, CEO of Tribute Technology.
Tribute Technology’s first innovation in 2018 was building out the Tribute Store, a floral store designed from the ground up with the families, friends and loved ones in mind. Each obituary is tied into a custom landing page, where the deceased’s name, photo, and service details are uniquely tied into the store experience. This provides the best experience for visitors, who have more options for floral purchases to memorialize the deceased.
Today, thousands of funeral homes use the Tribute Store and other Tribute Technology Platform Services, including crowdfunding, personalization products, payment processing, and other software solutions. “The websites we used in the past simply included floral wires, and I wasn’t happy with the quality or experience with the online store. With the Tribute Store, all we hear is how easy and convenient the process is from our families,” said Scott Meierhoffer, of Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, in St. Joseph, MO.
“Our mission is to bring the best technology to all funeral homes, to help communities around the world celebrate life and pay tribute to those we love. To that end, we collaborate with leading website, software, and marketing providers as Tribute Technology Premier Partners. Premier Partners receive priority access to all Tribute Technology platform services, including the Tribute Store, enabling them to better serve their clients at a fraction of the cost. We know that by working with partners whose brands and services funeral professionals already know and trust, the Tribute Store and our Platform Services will be able to touch even more lives than we ever thought possible,” said Frazer.
Tribute Technology Products and Premier Partners are listed on the Tribute Technology website, www.tributetech.com. Businesses interested in joining the Tribute Technology Partnership Program can contact [email protected].