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Mobile phones are rapidly changing all our lives and have now reached into the funeral home industry.
A Michigan-based company, the VirtualVIP, has now launched “Mobits℠” or mobile-obituaries for short.
A Mobit℠ is actually a mobile-app with all of the information regarding a deceased’s final arrangements. It uses several features of smartphones such as navigation, tap-to-call and internet search to make it much easier on the family to communicate the loss to those concerned as well as directions, date, time and location information of the final arrangements.
But the Mobit℠ doesn’t just help the family, it also helps the director in many more ways.
“Mobits℠ were designed to do three things: ease the pain of the notification process for the family, generate more calls for the funeral director and create new revenues for the funeral director,” says Steven Holland, Managing Director for VirtualVIP.
“Newspapers don’t pay funeral homes a dime for obituaries. But they charge the family $200 to $600. So why do it? Especially since their readership is on a rapid decline,” explains Mr. Holland.
A much better option is to do a mobile obituary, or Mobit℠, and get the same information out in a much more effective manner while making money doing so.
“Our funeral homes earn at least $100 to $150 on each Mobit℠. Since the funeral home often does the work for the obituary, at least they ought to get paid to do it,” he says.
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