How are you different from other cremation providers?
A Basic Cremation Inc. costs up to 80% less than many funeral homes, depending on which place you call. We are privately owned unlike the other cremation services, who use words and phrases like “when all you want is a simple cremation”, “we come to you”, “an affordable cremation”, “lowest cost cremation guaranteed”, “no service by request”, “family-owned”, “arranged directly” or “deal directly with the crematorium”, “because that’s all we do” and “just cremation” etc. in their names and websites.
Unknown to the public, they are actually either owned by/affiliated to traditional funeral homes who practice what we call “2-tier” or “double-standard” pricing. The price depends on whether you call the “parent” funeral home number or their cremation service number. Their funeral home price typically starts from three or more times as much as their cremation service price, and some charge quite a bit more to meet you at your home! If you object that their funeral home price is too high, they will refer you to “someone they know” who will “do it for less” but it’s really one of their own staff in the next room at a different phone number, so you’re really still dealing with the same people! This is NOT the case with A Basic Cremation Inc.
Some of the funeral homes will actually offer to ”match our price”, but all that really means is that they just tried to take advantage of you, since they actually CAN do it at a lower price after all! Think about it for a minute…..instead of being fooled into thinking they just gave you a GREAT DEAL, in fact, they just tried to rip you off! Why didn’t they simply quote the lower price in the first place instead of offering you a “great deal” by suddenly dropping their price to “match” OUR LOWER PRICE? NOT good business!
At A Basic Cremation Inc., we have only one Basic Package, and these days, most arrangements (i.e. signing the cremation documents) are done online by email (or fax) – all you need is access to a printer/scanner (or fax) and/or a smartphone or tablet.
If you are unable to sign the cremation documents via email (or fax), we will go to you within the Lower Mainland to sign them. Whichever way the cremation documents are signed by you, we will personally deliver the ashes and death certificate(s) to you when they are ready in approx. 7 -10 days of signing and the date we transfer your loved one.
We are also different from other cremation services in that:
Where are you located?
Where do you take our loved ones’ remains to?
How long does it take?
What are the costs?
What if we want to have a viewing or witness the start of the cremation?
What if we don’t want the ashes back?
What about burying or shipping the ashes?
What if we want to have a service?
What about newspaper death notices?
Why aren’t you a member of the BBB?