Frequently asked questions

Answers to common questions about purchasing headstones online.
What are the advantages of purchasing a headstone online?
Purchasing a headstone online will give you access to a much wider variety of designs, materials and options, making it easier for you to find the headstone that feels perfect for your loved one.

Due to lower overhead and more competition, you'll also find that headstones purchased online are more affordable. In fact, it's easy to save hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars.
Will my cemetery allow me to use a headstone that I purchased online?
Yes! The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires cemeteries allow headstones purchased online or elsewhere. However, your cemetery may have certain size or aesthetic regulations that you'll need to follow. You can contact your cemetery to get a list of these regulations, but many online headstone retailers will also contact the cemetery for you to ensure that they will allow the headstone before it goes into production.
How quickly will I receive a headstone that I order online?
Shipping time depends on the complexity of the headstone and the retailer you order the headstone from. Because each headstone is custom made, you should expect the process to take at least a month (likely more), which is common regardless of whether the headstone is purchase online or offline.
Are there any risks in purchasing a headstone online?
There are very few differences between purchasing a headstone online vs. in person. Many online headstone retailers will offer a full warranty, protecting you from any defects or shipping-related issues. However, just as with headstones you purchase in-person, it's always important to check that the headstone you order complies with any cemetery regulations.
What is the difference between a headstone, gravestone and grave marker?
Headstones, gravestones and grave markers all share a similar purpose of showing who is buried in a specific spot. The terms headstone and gravestone are generally used to describe a raised stone with text facing the side; whereas the term grave marker is used to describe a stone that lays flat against the ground with text facing up.