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I’m Sorry to Hear Introduces the New Funerals360 Website

February 27, 2017

I’m Sorry to Hear is excited to introduce you to the all new Funerals360. Funerals360 (www.funerals360.com) is the first end-to-end online funeral planning platform where consumers can plan a funeral in advance, at the time of need, or even share funeral details and memorialize the loss of a loved one.

After over 4 years of providing consumers education on funeral related topics and helping them find local funeral providers through ImSorryToHear.com, Funerals360 is the next generation website which encompasses all the same great material consumers have come to love at I’m Sorry to Hear, but in a modern, mobile-friendly website.

Funerals360 features an all new mobile-friendly design and a full reorganization of content to make it easier for site users to find the information that is most meaningful to them.

New at Funerals360 is an interactive Funeral Planning Checklist that can be  saved, edited, and shared with the “planning team.”

Our funeral Vendor Marketplace is larger than ever with coast-to-coast coverage and reviews on local businesses and non-profits including: funeral homes, florists, cemeteries, headstones and monuments, home funeral guides and educators, death doulas, Funeral Consumers Alliances, eye, organ, and body donation organizations, and many more to come.

Visitors can contact Vendors directly through a new Inquiry feature, making it easier to get information directly from the vendors of their choice.

A new Funeral Announcement tool allows members to create a funeral announcement that includes funeral details, making it easy to share critical information with their friends and family via email and social networks.

No matter where you are in the funeral planning cycle, Funerals360 has the tools, information, and resources you need to successfully plan a funeral.

All existing registered members and vendor accounts have been migrated to Funerals360. Existing I’m Sorry to Hear users can access their new Funerals360 account by resetting their password.

Over the coming months we will be redirecting all of our members from I’m Sorry to Hear.com to Funerals360 which will be the primary website moving forward.

Dyln Furst, Fursty

Not All Funeral Homes Are Created Equal! And Neither Are Their Prices!

Dialogues on Living & Dying Well with Rachel Zeldin

Rachel Zeldin Founder of I'm Sorry to Hear.com

Rachel Zeldin
Founder of I’m Sorry to Hear.com

This Thursday, June 9th at 8 p.m., I’m Sorry To Hear founder and CEO Rachel Zeldin will be joining Kim Adams, Owner of Powerful U, End of Life, and Advance Care Planning/Coaching and host of the webinar series “Vital Conversations: Dialogues on Living and Dying Well” for a dialogue on end-of-life issues, death and dying.

Without knowledge of the options available to us, we are unable to make the best choice for ourselves and support our loved ones to make their own choices as well. -Kim Adams

Register for free here and tune in for an eye-opening webinar. Begin your journey to becoming an informed consumer in your most vulnerable time.

For more funeral planning tools and resources, visit the I’m Sorry to Hear article library, download a Funeral Planning Checklist, review the Casket Guide, see your State by State Guide on End of Life issues, get information on How to Pay for a Funeral, view Funeral Planning Tips, and access Funeral Consumer Advocacy links all from our Resources area.

WeCareCard and I’m Sorry to Hear Partner to Provide a Seamless Solution from the Financial Strain of Funerals with Crowdfunding

wecare_card logoWeCareCard, an online fundraising platform that empowers individuals to raise money for a variety of life-changing causes, and I’m Sorry to Hear, the only dedicated marketplace that connects funeral professionals and consumers in an online destination, have partnered to promote awareness and offer online tools to pay for and raise funds for funeral expenses. Combined these two innovative companies aim to assist the needs of those left behind due to the death of a loved one.

Regardless of the scenario: sudden or expected, death is always sad and stressful for those left behind. Specifically, when pulling together final details and facing a heavy financial burden in a very quick period of time. With so few individuals willing to discuss their requests for final arrangements and even less who save anything for funeral or burial expenses, those remaining are not only left with grief, but also a lot of expenses.

Now there is a solution for those facing this unforeseeable burden – I’m Sorry to Hear and WeCareCard. While, I’m Sorry to Hear provides a grieving loved one an online destination to be an educated consumer and quickly connect with funeral professionals, WeCareCard allows family members and loved ones the ability to raise funds to support decisions made during the grieving process.

I’m Sorry to Hear stemmed from founder, Rachel Zeldin’s personal frustration in planning a funeral for a loved one. The time consuming process of blindly finding and contacting funeral homes to get basic information on services left her with the desire to create an online marketplace that connects the consumer directly to the industry in a similar way that you would have when planning a vacation or wedding. Her website creates a new way for families in North America to find and compare funeral homes, products and services by streamlining the collection of information. Thus, allowing families to make informed and expedited decisions about their own or a loved one’s final resting place.

Similarly, the idea ofWeCareCard spurred from founder, Jessica Weiss’ experience as a former nurse who consistently witnessed first-hand financial hardships caused by unexpected medical bills and subsequent funeral arrangements. Combined, both websites deliver a simple, seamless, and secure way for consumers to make educated decisions and relieve the financial burden when dealing with the death of a family member.

WeCareCard‘s first-of-its-kind patent pending technology will fulfill a crowdfunding campaign’s financial component by loading funds onto a WeCareCard Prepaid MasterCard rather than the traditional fulfillment method of check, bank account deposit or PayPal. The WeCareCard Prepaid MasterCard is managed by FirstView Financial and issued by Metropolitan Commercial Bank (New York, NY). The card will be delivered to fundraisers early in their WeCareCard crowdfunding campaign and funds will be loaded throughout the duration of the campaign, helping fundraisers manage the expenses related to their cause directly, quickly and easily.

“After discussing Rachel’s vision forI’m Sorry to Hear and fully understanding the impact she wanted to make to those in need during the grieving process it makes perfect sense for our brands to align in this industry.” states Katharine Mobley, Chief Marketing Officer of WeCareCard.

“We are very excited to be working withWeCareCard on this new crowdfunding prepaid MasterCard solution for the funeral industry and consumers,” said Rachel Zeldin, CEO of I’m Sorry to Hear. “Together we hope to support the immediate financial needs of the family. We are thrilled we could partner to provide an end-to-end solution that will help reduce the financial burden of a funeral from families.”

Individuals and organizations interested in receiving funding through WeCareCard’s platform can click here to apply for consideration.

About WeCareCard

WeCareCard is the first-ever online fundraising platform tied to a prepaid debit card that empowers people from around the nation to raise funds for a variety of life-changing causes, including setting up a funeral or memorial fund online. The cause-related fundraising solution delivers a simple, seamless and secure way to share stories, connect networks and gather immediate funds for those in need through the WeCareCard Prepaid MasterCard. This prepaid card serves as a money management tool and is welcomed at over 25 million MasterCard locations worldwide. For more information visit WeCareCard.com and follow @WeCareCard.

About I’m Sorry to Hear

I’m Sorry To Hear is the premier online destination that connects funeral professionals and consumers in a dedicated online marketplace. The website offers a new and familiar way for families in North America to find, compare, and review funeral homes and other funeral products and services by streamlining the collection of information, allowing families to make informed and expedited decisions about their own or their loved one’s final resting place.

In addition to the robust search capabilities, funeral professionals can request testimonials in I’m Sorry to Hear’s proprietary review system to further enhance their online presence. Funeral homes have the option of participating with either a free Basic Profile, or a Premium Profile, which allows for increased customization and further visibility in the marketplace. More information can be found on the site’s Vendor page. To access your free profile at I’m Sorry to Hear, e-mail vendors(at)imsorrytohear(dot)com.

For more information on the company, visit imsorrytohear.com and follow @ImSorryToHear1.

About MasterCard

MasterCard, http://www.mastercard.com, is a technology company in the global payments industry. We operate the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. MasterCard’s products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone. Follow us on Twitter @MasterCardNews, join the discussion on the Cashless Pioneers Blog and subscribe for the latest news.

About Metropolitan Commercial Bank

Metropolitan Commercial Bank, formerly Metropolitan National Bank, provides personal and business banking services. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in New York with branch locations in New York and Brooklyn, New York. Metropolitan Commercial Bank continues to grow in the prepaid card space as an issuer for an increasing number of programs. The range of prepaid cards being issued by Metropolitan Commercial Bank and the strategic partnership with a variety of program managers throughout the United States, places us at the forefront of this burgeoning industry. Metropolitan Commercial Bank operates as a subsidiary of Metropolitan Bank Holding Corp. For more information visit metropolitanbankny.com.

Source: Original news release article from PRWeb.

For more information on funeral planning and resources to guide you through planning a funeral, visit the I’m Sorry to Hear article library and Resources to download a Funeral Planning Checklist, review the Casket Guide, find Funeral Planning Tips, and access Funeral Consumer Advocacy links.