Why Cremstar?

Ease and affordability
Today, funerals generally cost between $7,000 and $10,000, and cremations more than $6,000. Even direct cremations (no embalming, expensive coffin, or traditional memorial service) average $2,000 - $3,000.

Cremstar is committed to providing the most affordable cremations possible. Because we operate primarily online with phone and chat support, our direct cremations start at just $893. Don’t be fooled by “bait-and-switch” providers who advertise a low cost online but don’t include all that you need.

See for yourself with Cremstar's Cremation Cost Calculator.


Security, convenience, and speed
Arrangements made through traditional funeral homes average two one-hour meetings and another half hour of travel. That's 150 minutes just to take care of the paperwork!

Why spend hours with strangers out of the safety and comfort of home during this difficult period? Don’t you have better things to do than fight off high-pressure funeral home sales efforts?

Whether a death has already occurred and you’re in immediate need, a death is imminent (i.e. in a matter of days or weeks) and you want to calculate a quote, or you’re just Planning Ahead, Cremstar lets you arrange a direct cremation completely online in as little as 15 minutes, with phone and chat support, from the safety and comfort of your home, or wherever you happen to be at your time of need. By leveraging the latest technology, we save you both money and time. And, if there are siblings or other Next-of-Kin whose signatures are required, we even coordinate that entire process online.


As part of our commitment to help you create a green legacy and to preserve the planet for future generations, Cremstar selects the most ecologically responsible end-of-life options available wherever we operate. To offset the carbon footprint of each cremation, Cremstar makes a donation to the National Forest Service in the name of the deceased, underwriting the planting of a seedling in their honor.


Quality and reliability
Though our prices are low, we don't ask you to sacrifice quality and reliability. Cremstar’s family of funeral directors has been servicing customers throughout the New York Metropolitan area, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania for more than half a century.

Every Cremstar funeral director is required to meet the following high standards:
  • fully licensed and in good standing with all relevant state funeral boards;
  • adhere to Cremstar's strict protocols and professional qualifications for quality control;
  • committed to transparent pricing and compassionate customer care;
  • empowered by state-of-the-art technology.


No hidden fees
Each Cremstar direct cremation includes the following key items. Make sure when you're shopping around that competitor quotes include each of these required components:
  • Pickup and transport;
  • Social Security notification and filing of forms;
  • Cremation tray;
  • Crematory fee;
  • Basic container for the cremains (ashes);
  • Online MemoryBox memorial.


Focus on what's most important
We make the process simple, and handle all the details and paperwork, so that you can focus on what's most important: caring for your family and yourself, and remembering and celebrating the life of your lost loved one.

If you are in immediate need because a death has already occurred, order a direct cremation now. If a death is imminent (a matter of days or weeks), visit the Cremstar Cremation Cost Calculator for an estimate and to email yourself a customized "Order Now" link. If you are preparing for the future, visit our Planning Ahead section.

If you have any questions, please contact us:
  • By phone: (888) 802-0999, available 24/7. (Se Habla Español.)
  • By email: [email protected]
  • By chat: 7AM - 10PM Eastern Time, seven days a week; click on the round red chat button on the bottom right of the screen.

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