Why You Should Buy Urn from Cremation Services Provider Rather than Online

Westlake, OH cremation

You’ll have some decision to make as you plan for the cremation of a deceased loved one, and one of them will concern the urn that you buy. Technically, you can choose an alternative container after a Westlake, OH cremation, but chances are you’ll select an urn. But where can you buy an urn for the ashes? You can either get it from the funeral home or from an online retailer. While the choice is yours, there are reasons why you should buy it from a funeral home.  


One of the best reasons in favor of buying an urn from the funeral home that will perform the cremation is that it will be more convenient to do so. As you sit with a staff member at a death care services provider, you’ll discuss various issues and make decisions. It will be much easier to deal with the urn issue during this consultation rather than to look elsewhere and to conduct a separate transaction to get an urn. Planning a cremation on the heels of a death in the family is difficult enough – there’s no need to complicate things further by transacting with multiple parties. Working with a funeral home will give you all you need under one roof.  

Up Close and Personal 

Are you the sort of consumer who likes to see, touch and handle products before sealing the deal with a purchase transaction? If the answer is yes, then you’ll want to buy a cremation urn from a funeral home rather than to buy one from a third-party online retailer. On the one hand, you’ll be able to actually look over and hold a cremation urn if you visit a funeral home. This will facilitate the decision-making process if you’re picky about the urn you buy for your loved one’s ashes. On the other hand, buying an urn online will mean that you’ll only be able to look at pictures and reviews before deciding whether the urn you see is really the best option for you.  


When you buy a cremation urn from a funeral home, you won’t have to worry about whether or not the urn will be available on time. The funeral home will be able to guarantee it, so it’ll be ready after the cremation process has ended, which means that the ashes will be transferred into the urn in a timely fashion. If you buy a cremation urn from an online retailer, you won’t be able to guarantee that it’ll arrive on time. Yes, chances are it will arrive on time if you order it right away and take expected delivery time into consideration before setting the cremation date. But that translates into an extra step that you could spare yourself if you buy the urn from the funeral home doing the cremation.  

When the time comes for a cremation in Westlake, OH, you’ll want to find a funeral home that will do you proud as you plan and execute a great final send-off for your deceased loved one. At All Ohio Cremation & Burial Society, Inc., we offer cremation and burial services, and our professional and compassionate staff are ready and waiting to help you in your time of need. We can help you to select the perfect urn as part of a cremation. Call us at (216) 631-4500 or stop by our office at 16150 Brookpark Rd., Cleveland, OH 44135 for a free consultation. 


Patrick Mahoney