How do we make money?
We don’t charge consumers anything to use either: a) our comparison search service; or b) our Request Quotes service. Instead, we receive a monthly subscription fee from funeral homes signed up to our Premium Membership (denoted by funeral home listings with the “Premium” badge), and we receive either a simple fee per lead or a success fee each time one of our customers engages a funeral home after being referred via our Request Quotes service.
What funeral homes do we list on our comparison site?
We believe that consumers should be able to assess the entire market with complete transparency. While we don’t yet cover the entire market, we are continually working towards that end. Currently, we list over 600 funeral homes on our website and estimate that there are approximately 900 funeral homes to cover around Australia. As a result, it is likely that the funeral homes displayed using our comparison search service will not be representative of all funeral homes offering services in your area.
Our website is open to any funeral home to add their listing on free of charge. This stands in contrast to other websites, such as InvoCare’s Funeral Planner website), which only cover funeral homes that are affiliated with or pay the website operators. These websites do not offer a wholistic view of the market in the way that we endeavour to do.
When I complete a Request Quotes Form, who are my details sent to?
At Gathered Here, we take privacy and confidentiality very seriously. When you complete a Request Quotes form we will only pass on your contact details to a maximum of 3 funeral directors who service your specified area. The funeral homes who receive these details are at our discretion and may include Premium Members (who pay us a monthly subscription fee) and/or Basic Members.