Consolidated Funeral Services' websites now integrated with
Tukios' Cloud Tribute Video Software
Consolidated Funeral Services (CFS) and Tukios is pleased to announce a strategic partnership to offer funeral homes full-featured websites with integrated video tributes.
The integration of Tukios into CFS' software now gives funeral directors the ability to build Tribute Videos from within their own websites, and from any location in the world! Because both Tukios and CFS work in the cloud, funeral directors dispense with the need to install and manage software across their office computers.
CFS website client Julie Stodghill of Stodghill Funeral Home said, "I have been extremely happy with the efficiency and speed of this program. I used to do them on my own with another program but it was very labor intensive. Since the change to Tukios, I have cut the process down and my families love that they can view and directly order Tribute Videos from my website."
Curtis Funk of Tukios said, "We're not trying to be everything to everyone. We focus specifically on digital media products, and make sure we stay out ahead of the competition. We have no interest in diluting that focus…so we are proud to announce our partnership with CFS to provide funeral homes with a no-cost website that can generate substantial revenue for the funeral home, each and every month."
Consolidated Funeral Services has a unique revenue-creating business model that has proven successful for funeral homes and for CFS. Peter Richardson of CFS said, "The integration of Tukios' services into our comprehensive website platform will only further that success."
About Consolidated Funeral Services
CFS is a leading provider of websites, focusing exclusively on the funeral industry. By integrating flower ordering and other merchandising without the use of wire services, a CFS website can generate substantial revenue for the funeral home and is always provided free-of-charge. CFS is proud to be the technology partner of The Dodge Company. More information at consolidatedfuneralservices.com.
Tukios.com is the simple, fast, cloud-based Tribute Video leader that creates emotionally resonant experiences. Funeral homes who embed Tukios' videos on obituary pages are seeing web visitor durations increase by over 5 minutes, are drawing additional revenue from Memorial Video purchases, and are simplifying their video creation process with Tukios' high-speed scanners and cloud software.
Wilbert Funeral Services’ Pierce Chemical group, a leading provider of chemicals and other products for preparation rooms, is pleased to announce the addition of Brett Edgerly as Sales Representative for the states of Idaho, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Nevada and northern California.
Edgerly comes to Pierce with over twenty-five years of experience in the funeral industry, working with various independent and corporate funeral homes throughout the Pacific Northwest. He holds a degree in Mortuary Science from Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR and studied pathology and microbiology at the University of Oregon.
A licensed funeral director and embalmer in Oregon and Idaho, Edgerly worked as a Funeral Director for Uniservice Corporation in Portland, OR from 1993-1997. He took a position as Regional Market Growth and Operations Manager for the Loewen/Alderwoods Group in 1997 and remained with them for twelve years. He also served as a board member for the Oregon Funeral Directors Association, the Knights of Columbus, and Rotary International.
“Brett Edgerly’s wealth of experience will serve both him and his customers extremely well,” said Lance Ray, Executive Vice President of Sales. “We are pleased to have Brett join Pierce Chemical and know that he will provide his customers with excellent service.”
Pierce Chemical products include embalming and accessory chemicals, cosmetics, tables, aspirator machines, water control units, instruments, safety equipment and personal protection products. Chapel supplies are also available through the Pierce group, including casket pedestals, church trucks, signs, cards, flag cases and many other items.
Edgerly can be reached at 208.340.4986 or
. For more information on Pierce Chemical, call 800.527.6419 or visit www.piercechemical.com.
BROADVIEW, IL, June 7, 2013 – “What do I do with the ring?”, the perennial question often heard by funeral professionals, is now beautifully solved with the Ringuardian™, a unique jewelry device just introduced by Wilbert Funeral Services.
Crafted in solid sterling silver, the Ringuardian holds a wedding ring so it may be worn as an exquisite remembrance necklace. Wrapping around the ring without damaging or altering it in any way, the Ringuardian securely protects the keepsake ring while attractively displaying it and keeping it close to the heart.
When a loved-one dies he or she leaves behind a few, very precious personal possessions – arguably one of the most precious is the wedding ring. Whether inherited by the surviving spouse or another close family member, this ring is cherished and passed down through the generations.
“The Ringuardian is a welcome solution for everyone,” states Mike Devaney, Cremation Merchandising Manager for Wilbert Funeral Services. “Whether the loss of a loved one was recent or 50 years ago, this is a way to bring the ring out of a drawer and affectionately remember your loved one.”
The Ringuardian is designed by the renowned Lester Lampert Jewelers, who creates many elegant memorialization jewelry pieces for Wilbert.
To learn more, or to get Ringuardian brochures for your funeral home, contact your local Wilbert Licensee. You can also see more details on or wilbertdirect.com.
Media, PA—On Tuesday, June 18, the United States Patent Office issued ASD – Answering Service for Directors a patent for the company’s First Call Connect feature. First Call Connect is the only answering service tool that allows funeral directors to serve clients in "real-time", regardless of location or time of day.
ASD invented the First Call Connect feature so directors could be available instantly to serve loved ones in their time of need. Funeral Directors receive a text message or a push notification through the ASD Mobile app alerting them that an ASD Call Specialist just began to gather First Call information. This provides directors with time to find an appropriate location to handle the new First Call. Clients can choose to listen in to the call or join in, just as if they were picking up a second line at the funeral home.
“As use of “real-time” technology grows, communication between families and funeral directors must be seamless. We created First Call Connect while brainstorming ways we could help make that possible with the technical resources we have available here at ASD,” says ASD Vice President Kevin Czachor. “This is just another example of the ways ASD helps provide our clients with a market advantage.”
Funeral professionals can activate First Call Connect by dialing the number sent to their mobile phone and selecting among these options: press 3 to enter the call immediately, press 1 to listen to the call in a muted mode, press 0 to speak with the call specialist prior to joining the call, or wait to obtain call details and call the family back. This range of options gives directors the ability to decide how to handle a first call based upon the situation at hand. First Call Connect delivers control to the director, proving business can be conducted anywhere without sacrificing quality.
“First Call Connect makes it seem to the family that we’re right there because we can connect right in to the call, no matter what time of day it is,” says Funeral Director John Paletski at Frank J. Bonin Funeral Home. “This feature also allows you to hear what the caller is saying and gives you a sense of their emotional state first so you can better react with them.”
First Call Connect is registered under Patent No. 8,467,515. For more information, visit patft.uspto.gov.
ASD - Answering Service for Directors has created a new class of answering service exclusively for funeral professionals. Family Owned and Operated, ASD has been helping funeral homes manage their calls and their lives since 1972. With a visionary approach to business, ASD has redefined the way Funeral Directors serve families through combining unparalleled levels of training and advanced technology. For more information, visit www.myASD.com or call 1-800-868-9950.
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AUBURN, Indiana, June 17, 2013 – Continuing its strategy of delivering exceptional innovative solutions to funeral providers, Kevin Keane, President of Messenger announced today that Messenger has completed its acquisition of Epitech; the Expression Guest Registry Company.
Faithful Forever Pet Loss Care E-Commerce Affiliate Program From Matthews Cremation Enables Rish-Free Entry Into The Pet Loss Memorialization Business
APOPKA, Fla., — Matthews Cremation, a division of Matthews International Corporation (Nasdaq: MATW) and leading manufacturer and supplier of environmentally-driven cremation solutions, has re-launched its pet memorialization e-commerce affiliate program, Faithful Forever Pet Loss Care. The recently updated FaithfulForeverPets.com storefront features a fresh new look, updated business intelligence reporting and a new online pet memorial tribute center.
For the past two years, Progressive Environmental Services has been advertising in trade publications, industry newspapers, attending and exhibiting in trade shows for the death care industry all for the express purpose of educating the industry about professional, reliable and environmentally