Coronavirus (COVID-19) Precautionary Measures

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At Tulip, we are fully committed to the health and safety of the families that we serve, our community, and our team members.

While there is still much to learn about COVID-19, our team members are well trained and prepared to deliver the professional services that you need during your time of need.

Since Tulip families make their arrangements online and over the phone, we are well positioned to continue looking after families during this unique time. Our high levels of service will not be affected, and it is our usual practice to work with families remotely. You continue to be in safe hands with Tulip.

In addition, we are regularly deep cleaning our facilities and crematories, as per guidelines provided by the Centers of Disease Control.

These are going to be trying times for Californians – but Tulip remains open 24/7 and committed to supporting you with your cremation needs.

Thank you for your understanding and support during these challenging times.

Record Numbers Opt for Cremation – but Badly Misjudge the Cost

We believe that funeral pricing shouldn’t be complicated. That’s why we offer one simple direct cremation package for $700.

However, traditional funeral homes are known for their complicated and outdated pricing. Despite low ‘headline prices’ published online, the National Funeral Directors Association revealed in its 2017 report that the average direct cremation in the US is $2,200.

With all this confusion in the industry, we decided to poll 1,000 people across America, to find out:

The Results

Our key finding is that of 55-64 year olds (the ‘Baby Boomers’), a staggering 79% are planning to be cremated - much higher than other research has found. What’s more, compared to the national median cost eventually paid by families of $2,200 (NFDA), 66% of boomers are expecting a cremation cost of below $1,500.

BurialCremation$0-500$500-1000$1000-1500$1500-2000$2000-2500$3000+
Total36%64%33%20%15%12%10%10%
Female31%69%29%19%15%16%10%10%
Male37%63%33%21%16%10%11%9%
18-2440%60%48%11%16%11%5%9%
25-3454%46%28%17%14%14%14%14%
35-4440%60%36%23%10%10%15%7%
45-5431%69%25%17%21%17%11%9%
55-6421%79%31%20%15%13%11%10%
65+33%67%26%30%17%9%9%9%
MIDWEST35%65%35%20%10%11%11%14%
NORTHEAST32%68%33%20%18%13%7%9%
SOUTH49%51%35%21%14%12%10%8%
WEST25%75%31%18%18%12%11%9%

This also comes at a time in which almost half the population is unable to afford an unexpected expense of $400 or more.

This is another dangerous side effect of the lack of transparency in the industry, and could mean a growing number of people can't afford to make even the most basic arrangements for their loved ones.

In an industry plagued by misleading prices, families need to be more careful than ever when choosing a provider.

To find out more about Tulip's pricing, click here.