$300 – that’s around the average cost to post an obituary in a newspaper today. During MyObits founder Scott Found’s 30 year career as a funeral director, he witness prices rise over 1,000%. Crazy, right?!
MyObits – available to download now on iOS and Google Play – was created to modernize the obituary process and bring it into the 21st century. After all, most of us now access our information digitally, so it no longer makes sense to pay hundreds of dollars for restrictive, limited-reach obituaries in newspapers.
At around $35 per submission, MyObits can actually save families around 80%. That’s money which could help cover other costs and funeral expenses. The submission process is straightforward, too. With no restrictions you can write as much as you like and set the privacy to public or private and enter keywords to make the notice easy for the right people to find it. You can use information such as church affiliation, high school, military service and workplace to search for Obituaries in MyObits, making them more effective at reaching people than newspapers. Other small but useful features include an optional guest book and flower site, allowing loved ones to send fresh flowers.
With more control over the obituaries you submit and significantly lower costs, MyObits has succeeded in providing a low-cost, effective alternative to print-based death notices. Should you ever need to use a service like this, they’re definitely worth checking out.