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Funeral Order of Service Price and Cost

Funeral order of service prices can vary wildly, by hundreds of pounds so buyers really need to be careful. There are a few factors affect the price you’ll pay and if you’re not a little careful you’ll end up paying way more than you should. In this article I have set out some of the important funeral order of service cost factors when choosing your printer or designer.

To help you make an educated decision, I’ve included a quick summary of 25 UK funeral order of service suppliers, showcasing their ‘price per 100 funeral order of service’.

When making a decision on the cost of your funeral order of service, consider if:

  1. The price includes Delivery. Some suppliers will hide that till the very end (cheeky I know)
  2. Does the cost include Design? Surprisingly, some suppliers don’t even offer design, some put the responsibility on you, it’s called ‘do it yourself design’, where you learn how to use their system over a few days / weeks.
  3. What turnaround of print and design are you getting for your price? Some suppliers take longer, others are very quick.

So, without further to-do, I hope you enjoy the funeral order of service pricing guide.

Prices can vary by HUNDREDS of pounds! I call that, the ‘Wedding Factor’.

There are lots of different reasons the prices vary so much. The BIGGEST factor in my opinion is known as the ‘WEDDING’ factor.

It’s a fact, that in the printing industry, client ordering print for important occasions like WEDDINGS will pay significantly more for their print, than if the print was for a regular occasion.

The same is true of Funerals, it’s a fact, that businesses raise their prices, because the occasion is so important, and a chance to charge the client much higher prices. So, buyer beware, armed with this knowledge, be sure to scrutinise pricing, there are some monstrously high prices out there.

Armed with the information in this guide, you can make a choice about who is offering the best value for money and importantly isn’t profiteering from the funeral occasion. (Pull out comment)

I’m totally biased of course. When I entered the funeral order of service market, I was determined to offer a FAIR PRICE product, I intentionally set out NOT to inflate the price, because that just seems like the right thing to do.

In this guide, I’m going to answer:

1. Where the most expensive place in the UK is to buy order of service is
The top 12 most expensive suppliers are (in order of expense) ….

  • Dotty About Paper £220 Per 100
  • Funeral Stationery4u.co.uk £217.10 Per 100
  • Fittingfarewell.uk £190 per 100
  • Songbirdstationery.co.uk £190 per 100
  • Funeral-printing-uk £175 per 100
  • Theorderofservice.com £172 per 100
  • Optimalprint.co.uk £171 per 100
  • Soapboxdesign.co.uk £169 per 100
  • Withgrace.co £162 per 100
  • Aura-print.com £161 per 100
  • Alovingtribute.com £148 per 100
  • Funeralhymnsheets.co.uk £145 per 100

2. What the average cost is for a funeral order of service
Based on my comparison of the top 25 suppliers in the UK, the average cost for 100 funeral order of service is £162. Remember the ‘Wedding Factor’ I mentioned? Well, here is the evidence, the average is £162 per 100, and I charge £63 for a bespoke designed, courier delivered fabulous quality product.

3. Stats for the best value funeral order of service.

So, you’ve discovered where the most expensive places are to buy funeral order of service from, now for the top 12 best priced suppliers in the UK.

The top 12 most in-expensive suppliers are (in order of value for money)….

  • FuneralOrderOfService.co.uk £63 per 100
  • Make-online.co.uk £95 per 100
  • Cpprintservices.co.uk £96 per 100
  • Print-print.co.uk £104 per 100
  • Order-of-service.co.uk £105 per 100
  • Utterlyprintable.com £106 per 100
  • Careprint.uk £107 per 100
  • Cherrillprint.co.uk £117 per 100
  • Thefuneralstationery.co.uk £120 per 100
  • Welove2print.com £125 per 100
  • Orderofservice.com £132 per 100
  • Catfordprint.co.uk £133 per 100

Why is my price so much lower than all my competitors?

1. I don’t outsource any of the process

Lots of the top printers in the UK, will outsource some aspect of the funeral order of service creation process. That might be the design, it could even be the printing, and each level of outsourcing introduces another company taking a slice of the profit.

Add all these slices up, and you end up with a very expensive order of service cost. I design, print, administer and carry out the entire process myself, it keeps the costs low and importantly ensures I’m in total control of your order.

2. I design everything myself

It sounds obvious, but because I don’t employ other designers, I don’t have to factor their wages into the cost of producing your order of service. Simple, but it keeps the costs super low, and means I’m able to react far quicker than most other order sheet suppliers.

Why don’t I use an online design system?
I don’t put the design burden on the shoulders of my clients, I have a lot of experience building templates for online design systems, and there are times when these systems can offer some real benefits.

Fact is, the benefits are mostly for the print company, they help them move the workload over to the client and increase the number of orders they can process.

Unfortunately, this adds an unnecessary burden on the client, AND these systems actually cost a small fortune to deploy and administer, they end up INCREASING the cost of the order of service massively.

3. I’ve over 25 years’ experience in the print & design industry
I’ve got lots of experience and LOVE for the printing and design process, I’m a massive nerd for all the different techniques and technology.

Over the years, I’ve installed over 30+ pieces of equipment to help produce a better quality funeral order of service faster.

That love of the industry and technology means I can produce funeral order of service much faster, at amazing quality and at a much lower price point that probably anyone else in the UK.

4. I charge a FAIR price
I could charge more, a LOT more, when you look at the price points in this comparison. But, when I started off in this market, producing jobs for the bereaved, I decided on a modest profit margin, that would help families with big budgets and also families with small budgets.

I’m not knocking ANY companies decision to charge more, but MY FAIR PRICE is based on my low overheads, understanding of the industry and love for the process. It just so happens, my price point is the lowest in the UK, and represents great value.

So choose your printer wisely, don’t pay for excessive margins and profit expectations.

The online PAID advertising swindle

If you see someone paying for advertising Funeral Order of Service, there is a very HIGH chance you’re paying way over the odds, why?

One of the things, that can skyrocket the cost of the funeral order of service is ONLINE ADVERTISING, specifically ‘online advertising’. Here is a very quick explanation; basically the printer pays for every click on their advert.

The typical ‘number of sales per click is around 5%’ , so that means, if a printer is paying £2 for a click on their advert, on average 100 click will cost the printer £200.

And, if the printer gets 5% sales, that’s 5 orders, at a total cost of £200.

And guess what? It’s those 5 clients, that have to pick up the advertising cost, so online advertising can add at least £40 to the overall cost of producing your funeral order of service.

That’s why most of the most expensive funeral order of service printers (see the list further up), are also to be found advertising in the top PAID spots on the search engine.

And, unwittingly, the clients are actually significantly increasing the cost of their order in the process.

I don’t use PAID advertising….

I write articles (like this one) which sends customers to my website, I get lots of referrals from happy customers and I FLAT OUT refuse to use PAID online advertising, it is VERY effective, but I just can’t stand how it drives costs up.

So, with all that out the way. Let’s introduce the suppliers.

I haven’t listed myself in this list, but safe to say if you order your funeral order of service from me, you’ll not be paying for online advertising, or high profit margins. You’ll get a great service; at a fraction of the price you’ll pay elsewhere.

In no particular order……

Name: Optimalprint
Location: Head office Norway
Description: The people over at Optimalprint have put together an interesting offering. They are part of the massive international printing effort called gelato.com , this is a network of outsourced fulfillers, so the optimalprint business uses local UK based printers to produce and create their funeral order of service.

You’ll often find optimalprint advertising on the google adwords network, and this often adds a significant cost to the overall price, lets see how their numbers stack up.

You will pay £131.49 for 100 copies of your order of service, unfortunately that doesn’t include design, you’ll need to do that yourself, learn their system and create your own version. If you were to source a graphic designer, typically you’d be paying around £50-£40 for the design fee.

When you factor in an professional design service, so you get just what you need and delivery, 100 copies will cost you £171.59 , compared to our price of just £63 that’s a big difference in price , which as you read further into this comparison, is not the most expensive price per 100 you’ll see (by a long shot).

There are many reasons why some companies prices are so much higher, to name a few like higher overhead costs, outsourcing production often increases the costs, using google adwords for broad keywords can add incredible costs to the price you pay and equipment and software costs these days can increase the end user price.

  • Printing Price: £127.50
  • Delivery: £3.99 Extra
  • Design: Do it yourself online.
  • No Bespoke done for you design (source yourself, est. £40)
  • Total Cost without ‘Done For You’ Design: £131.49
  • Total Cost including bespoke* design: £171.59

Name: Devine Funeral Stationery
Location: Ruthin, Wales
Description: Based over in Wales, the folks over at Devine Funeral Stationery give you a couple options for the creation of your funeral order of service. You can do it yourself, take the time to learn how to use their system and create the project yourself.

100 copies, where you take care of the design will cost £119.50 which includes the additional £4.50 cost for courier delivery, the orders of service from Devine Funeral Stationery aren’t the most expensive by a long way in this comparison of funeral stationery prices, but they are significantly higher than our price per 100 copies.

Compared side by side, if you choose the Devine Funeral Stationery ‘Done For You’ design package, the additional delivery and 100 copies you’ll pay £139.49, our ‘done for you’ luxury funeral order of service design and print is just £63 , no hidden extras.

The choice is yours, we’ve created this guide to help families identify the best value in the UK, many printing companies around the UK have much higher prices than Devine and this is often caused by a number of factors, like overhead cost, margin expectation online advertising costs etc.

At funeralorderofservice.co.uk we keep our overhead costs to a bare minimum, we make a modest profit, offer a bespoke service and print on luxury thick FSC grade silk art-boards. It’s how we have become the best value supplier in the UK.

  • Printing Price: £119.50
  • Delivery: £4.50 Extra
  • Design: Do it yourself online.
  • No bespoke done for you service (source yourself, est. £40)
  • Total Cost without ‘Done For You’ Design: £119.50
  • Total Cost including bespoke design: £139.49

Name: Make-Online
Location: Colchester
Description: Based over in Colchester, Make-Online is part of the ‘mailboxes etc Colchester ltd’ group of companies, spotting a gap in the market for the creation of funeral order of service printing they launched their service.

How do they compare? Well, They do offer a system that puts the design burden on you the customer, you can learn their systems and create your own order of service online, or they offer a ‘done for you’ design service for £95 which includes delivery in the UK.

When compared to the other 28 suppliers on the list, Make-Online cost per 100 is over £30 more expensive per 100 copies, they charge £95 per 100, versus our price of £63 per 100.

By a long shot, Make-Online are not the highest priced supplier in the UK, and refreshingly we’ve managed to find a supplier that is fractionally less than 100% higher priced than our all inclusive prices from funeralorderofservice.co.uk.

  • Printing Price: £57.50
  • Delivery: INCLUDED
  • Design: Do it yourself online.
  • Bespoke for £37.50 extra
  • Total Cost without ‘Done For You’ Design: £57.50
  • Total Cost including bespoke* design: £95

Name: Funeral Hymn Sheets
Location: Glasgow
Description: Based over in Scotland, specialist funeral order of service printers ‘Funeral Hymn Sheets’ have been offering their printing service since 1975. They boast a wide selection of printing equipment and boast a continual investment in the latest equipment.

They have an online design system that puts the burden of design on your shoulders, similar to many of the other online printers, this is a great way to increase the volume of orders entering a business, without increasing the companies overhead. These systems can be expensive to install, and personally I believe are always trumped by a good personal design service.

How do they compare? So, if you want to spend the time designing your funeral order of service, learning how to use their systems, their price per 100 is £120, that’s £57 more expensive than our price of £63 per 100.

If you would like the funeral order of service creating by a professional (we think this is by far the best level of service), it will cost you an extra £25 from the team at Funeral Hymn Sheets, so factoring in the design fees, the cost per 100 copies total is £145 a whopping £82 increase on the £63 per 100 from me at funeralorderofservice.co.uk

Why the huge difference in price? Well, that’s a really difficult question to answer, running a printing business can be a very costly task, and investing in the latest printing tech, staffing costs, premises, advertising costs amongst other things like marketing and advertising can drive up the cost of production and ultimately lead to a much higher selling price.

  • Printing Price: £120
  • Delivery: INCLUDED
  • Design: Do it yourself online.
  • Bespoke done for you service £25 EXTRA
  • Total Cost without ‘Done For You’ Design: £120
  • Total Cost including bespoke* design: £145

Name: Print-Print.co.uk
Location: Shifnal, Shropshire
Description: From their bright and breezy website, the team over at Print-Print offer a wide range of commercial printing products. Their print offering for Funeral Order Of Service features INCLUSIVE delivery, but doesn’t include a designed for you option.

Here at FuneralOrderOfService.co.uk we firmly believe in taking the stress out the production of your orders of service, so we INCLUDE our best bespoke design service in our low £63 per 100 copies, if you were to source just the design service separately or factor in your own time to create the funeral order of service, you’d be looking at a cost of £40.

Taking all these costs into consideration, £40 design and the printing and delivery cost of £64 from Print-Print, the total cost to produce your 100 funeral order of service is £104 which is £41 higher than our cost per 100.

Print-Print offer a significant number of printing products, and all this diverse product range can reduce specialisation in the production of funeral order of service and could be one of the reasons the price is much higher than ours.

Not the most expensive supplier on the list by a long shot, but at over 100% higher cost per 100 copies, we are confident we are not in any danger of being beaten on the value stakes anytime soon.

  • Printing Price: £64
  • Delivery: INCLUDED
  • Design: Do it yourself using templates
  • Bespoke design est cost £40
  • Total Cost without ‘Done For You’ Design: £64
  • Total Cost including bespoke* design: £104

Name: FittingFarewell.uk
Location: Redditch
Description: Based in the Midlands and founded in 2007, FittingFarewell offer a range of funeral stationery products. Interestingly, they don’t print the work in-house and outsource production to a printing company they have partnered up with. This was correct information as of the ‘about us’ page at May 2020.

The tactic of outsourcing production can make a lot of sense in the print reselling arena, but if the partnership isn’t handled well, it can increase the turnaround times and of course 2 sets of margins on the production costs can drive up the overall cost to the end consumer.

How do they compare? Well, compared to our price of £63 per 100 copies, FittingFarewell charge £150 per 100 copies, that’s an increase of £87, that’s on the higher side, even when compared to some of the London firms.

Their prices do INCLUDE the design service, but the increase of over £87 can be a tough cost to bear for the end user. As mentioned throughout this comparison, there are a million different reasons why the prices of funeral order of service can vary so wildly, everything from margin expectation, to cost of production and general overhead costs all contribute to much higher sales price.

  • Printing Price: £150
  • Delivery: INCLUDED
  • Design: INCLUDED
  • Total Cost including bespoke* design: £150

Name: aura-print.com
Location: Huddersfield
Description: Auraprint started life way back in 2007, formed by current director Liam Smith, they offer a wide range of commercial print products from business cards, leaflets and of course Funeral Order Of Service Printing.

So how do they compare? They offer an in house design service, and when you factor in their delivery costs of £7.95 their price per 100 comes in at £113.95 , whilst this is a big jump in comparison to our £63 per 100 (with courier delivery included), the price from Auraprint isn’t the highest in this comparison by a long shot.

The top view statistic is, Auraprint at £58.90 higher price than our £63 per 100. There are many reasons why this can be the case, overheads like staffing cost can push up the sale price, margin expectation and also the fact we at funeralorderofservice.co.uk specialise solely in the production of funeral order of service, so we’re creating these items to a very high standard, with very low overheads day after day. That can really keep the costs down, and quality high.

  • Printing Price: £113.95
  • Delivery: £7.95 Extra
  • Design: INCLUDED
  • Total Cost without ‘Done For You’ Design: £121.90
  • Total Cost including bespoke* design: £121.90

Name: funeralstationery4u.co.uk
Location: Ruthin, Denbigshire
Description: Based in Ruthin North Wales, FuneralStationery4U offers all manner of funeral printed stationery items, memorial cards, orders of service and much more.

They offer a print only service which is still significantly more expensive than our all inclusive design and print package, coming in at £70 HIGHER cost than out £63 per 100 copies, and their done for you design service is £154 higher than our price per 100.

The difference in pricing is stark when compared side by side, their £217.10 per 100 copies versus our £63 per 100 copies. Their printing ONLY price is one of the highest on the comparison, and also their design fee at £83.25 is amongst the highest charge on this comparison.

Whilst the difference in pricing is vast, there can be a myriad of different reasons for the higher pricing. (Margin expectations, overheads such as equipment and staffing, these can all mount up and add significantly to the overall selling cost)

  • Printing Price: £133.85
  • Delivery: INCLUDED
  • Design: Do it yourself online.
  • £83.25 extra for design
  • Total Cost without ‘Done For You’ Design: £133.85
  • Total Cost including bespoke* design: £217.10

Name: utterlyprintable.com
Location: London
Description: For a London based printing business, the cost per 100 funeral order from Utterlyprintable doesn’t INCLUDE design, they put the design task onto the customers shoulders via their website.

Working on a modest £40 graphic design fee, the total cost of printing and design for 100 funeral order of service, including the additional £8 they charge for courier deliver is £106.80 , that’s a sizeable £43 more expensive than our cost per 100 funeral order of service.

They offer a wide range of different products for the funeral invite market, and the higher prices can be attributed to all manner of different factors, overhead, cost of production, cost of technology amongst other things.

  • Printing Price: £58.80
  • Delivery: £8 Extra
  • Design: Do it yourself online.
  • Total Cost without ‘Done For You’ Design: £66.80
  • Total Cost including bespoke* design: £106.80

Name: welove2print.com
Location: Leicester
Description: Based in Leicester, welovetoprint offer a wide variety of commercial print items. Their pricing per 100 whilst still significantly higher than ours, is amongst the lower priced option.

Our pricing per 100 copies of funeral order of service is just £63, which does include Courier delivery, bespoke graphic design and full colour printing on thick silk artboard. The same quantity from welovetoprint including design costs £125 , thats £62 more expensive than our pricing.

They have some great printing equipment at welovetoprint and they feature an image for a very nice HP Indigo printing press, which are often the most expensive digital printing presses to operate, that could explain the big difference in pricing.

Of course, overheads, profit margins and cost of production all play an important part in the pricing and costing of jobs.

  • Printing Price: £75
  • Delivery: INCLUDED
  • Design: Do it yourself online.
  • £50 bespoke design service
  • Total Cost without ‘Done For You’ Design: £75
  • Total Cost including bespoke* design: £125

Name: theorderofservice.com
Location: Hemel Hempstead
Description: With over 30 year’s experience in the printing business theorderofservice.com has plenty of history producing stationery for funerals. The site bears an almost exact match to the ‘withgrace’ website, and no doubt this is most likely just a clone website, with similar pricing.

Interestingly the price per 100 copies of funeral order of service is £122. ,that’s £59 more expensive than the our price per 100. This website does offer a ‘done for you’ design service, it’s priced at £50 extra.

The total price for 100 funeral order of service from theorderofservice.com including design is £172 , that’s a massive £109 more expensive than our price per 100 which INCLUDES design, printing and next day courier delivery via DPD.

  • Printing Price: £122
  • Delivery: £0.00 Extra
  • Design: Do it yourself online.
  • DESIGN IS £50 extra
  • Total Cost without ‘Done For You’ Design: £122
  • Total Cost including bespoke* design: £172

Name: order-of-service.co.uk
Location: St Albans
Description: The people behind Chain & Pyle printing Limited have a very nice website offering funeral order of service printing. Unlike many of the other online suppliers, they don’t force the customer to shoulder the burden of designing the order of service.

For £25 extra, they will design the project and return proofs, however this does affect the overall cost, definitely not the most expensive supplier but their 100 price is over £42 higher than our price per 100.

There are many reasons why the price of funeral order of service can vary so much

  • Printing Price: £80
  • Delivery: INCLUDED
  • Design: Do it yourself.
  • £25 Design Fee
  • Total Cost without ‘Done For You’ Design: £80
  • Total Cost including bespoke* design: £105

Name: alovingtribute.com
Location: Horsham
Description: With over 25 years experience, a loving tribute has a long history in the world of commercial printing. Their price per 100 is on the high side, and the lack of a bespoke design solution is a shame.

Their price per 100 comes in at £45 more expensive on the printing side, and if you factor in the cost of using a graphic designer freelance £40, they are coming in at £85 more expensive compared to our price per 100.

They have a design online tool, that puts the design task on the shoulders of the client. Created by infigo, this online design software can really add to the overhead and no doubt is reflected in the higher cost for their funeral order of service products.

  • Printing Price: £108
  • Delivery: INCLUDED
  • Design: Do it yourself online.
  • No bespoke done for you service
  • Total Cost without ‘Done For You’ Design: £108
  • Total Cost including bespoke* design: £148

Name: dottyaboutpaper.co.uk
Location: Bridgnorth, Shropshire
Description: Based in Shropshire, dottyaboutpaper win the award for the most expensive funeral orders of service. Their price per 100 order of service costs £220 which is a massive £157 more expensive than our price per 100.

On the face of it, these prices may seem excruciatingly high, but dottyaboutpaper are a substantial business, with lots and lots of employees. When a business has lots of expense, it all adds to the overhead and ultimately the consumer will pick up the cost.

Their price does include design, and delivery to UK mainland but it’s difficult to justify a price DIFFERENCE of over £157 when compared to our price per 100.

  • Printing Price: £220
  • Delivery: INCLUDED
  • Design: INCLUDED
  • Total Cost without ‘Done For You’ Design: £220
  • Total Cost including bespoke* design: £220

Name: withgrace.co
Location: Hemel Hempstead
Description: With Grace was founded by a long-established funeral directors, with over 300 years in the funeral business. Based in Hemel Hempstead, they don’t offer a ‘done fr you service’, withgrace puts the design process on the customers shoulders.

If you would prefer a designer to create you an order of service, we estimate a cost of £40 to have this done for you, simply share the information and a qualified graphic designer will take all the hassle away, no need to spend hours learning how to design your funeral order of service online.

Their pricing per 100 is £122 (Doesn’t Include Done for You Design) which is on the expensive side of the market, that’s quite a jump of £59 more expensive than our price per 100, and we also include full bespoke hand held graphic design with next day delivery via DPD.

This company is also an accredited member of the national association of funeral directors and whilst their prices are high, they have no doubt a very substantial software investments and overhead, this of course will add significant costs to the bottom line and affect the sales price of the funeral order of service.

  • Printing Price: £122
  • Delivery: INCLUDED
  • Design: Do it yourself online.
  • Total Cost without ‘Done For You’ Design: £122
  • Total Cost including bespoke* design: £162

Name: songbirdsstationery.co.uk
Location: Tavistock, Devon
Description: From their base in Devon, songbird stationery offer a wide variety of funeral stationery and orders of service. Their service INCLUDES design, and when the delivery is factored in (next day for £10 extra) their price per 100 copies is £97 higher than our price per 100.

The price for funeral order of service printing can vary wildly, as this list demonstrates. A number of factors can come into play, depending on whether the work is produced in house, how much the business is paying for their technology (websites, offices etc) and their profit margin expectations.

Whilst paying £97 over the top may seem like a very expensive route, as you can see from this list, there are some suppliers who will charge the funeral order of service client a lot more.

  • Printing Price: £150
  • Delivery: £10 Extra
  • Design: INCLUDED
  • Total Cost including bespoke* design: £160

Name: colourinc.co.uk
Location: Basingstoke
Description: Colourinc has been producing commercial print since 2002 and working with clients all over Basingstoke. From their premises in Basingstoke it offers a wide range of litho and digital printing and their price per 100 will cost you £31 more when compared to our £63 per 100 price, however when compared to other printers in the area their price is actually on the low side.

Colourinc offers a done for you design service and for just £5 extra will deliver your funeral order of service on a ‘next day courier’ anywhere in UK mainland.

A range of other services are offered too, including booklet printing, black and white photocopying, large format printing, graphic design and photo prints onto canvas.

  • Printing Price: £94
  • Delivery: £5 Extra
  • Design: INCLUDED
  • Total Cost including bespoke* design: £94

Name: cherrillprint.co.uk
Location: West Wickham
Description: Cherrillprint is a long established brand around the Croydon area. They have been involved in printing since 1976 and over the years have diversified into all kinds of different general commercial print production markets.

They offer funeral order of service printing and considering they are based in the South of the UK, their prices whilst high don’t reflect the incredibly high prices of some of the other UK producers.

100 funeral order of services from Cherrillprint will cost £77 including design, that’s a not insignificant £14 more expensive than our 100 order of service price. In the grand scheme of things though, thats not a huge difference.

Whilst we include next day delivery as standard via courier, it’s not entirely clear if the online price at Cherrillprint includes delivery.

  • Printing Price: £77
  • Delivery: NOT STATED
  • Design: INCLUDED
  • Total Cost including bespoke* design: £77

Name: careprint.uk
Location: Guildford, Surrey
Description: Careprint have been involved in printing since 1990 and have a long and established business producing funeral order of service and associated printed items.

Their price per 100 funeral order of service is significantly higher than ours, coming in at £44 more expensive, like us they include design and delivery.

From their production facility in Surrey, they produce a range of printed products including Printed Stationery, Marketing materials, large format printing like posters and roller banners and of course printing for customers funeral requirements.

  • Printing Price: £107.70
  • Delivery: INCLUDED
  • Design: INCLUDED
  • Total Cost including bespoke* design: £107.70

Name: soapboxdesign.co.uk
Location: Glasgow
Description: Glasgow based Print and Design business offer funeral order of service printing. Their cost per 100 copies, without graphic design is 170% more expensive than our price per 100 funeral order of service.

The cost might seem incredibly pricy, but it highlights perhaps the added cost of doing business. Soapbox design operates from three high street addresses, which will add a not inconsiderable amount to their overhead, these costs have to be passed on and that might reflect the much higher price of production.

They don’t offer a ‘designed for you’ service, so we’ve estimated a £40 design charge. It’s worth paying the extra to have your funeral order of service created, use a professional and if you don’t have lots of time, avoid designing the project online, there is plenty of room for mistakes to happen with the online design systems.

When compared to our price which INCLUDES next day delivery, professional design and printing they are £106 more expensive than our price per 100. Price is correct at the time of writing this article (May 2020). We can deliver projects to ANY uk mainland address, INCLUDING Glasgow.

  • Printing Price: £129.60
  • Delivery: INCLUDED
  • Design: Do it yourself online.
  • No bespoke done for you service
  • Total Cost without ‘Done For You’ Design: £129.60
  • Total Cost including bespoke* design: £169.60

Name: thefuneralstationery.co.uk
Location: London
Description: Based in London, part of the Bluwave design and print group they offer funeral order of service printing via their funeralstationery.co.uk website.
As you’d expect, based in the South and in London, their overhead costs will be significantly higher than those businesses based in the North of the UK. Their cost for 100 funeral order of service is £22 higher than our price which does include a design service and FREE delivery.

Through their website they offer funeral bookmarks, orders of service, thank you cards, memorial cards and even funeral calendar printing.

If you would like funeralstationery.co.uk to customise your funeral order of service, there is an additional charge of between £35 – £65 depending on the level of complexity.

When you factor in the bespoke charge, they are £57 more expensive than our price per 100, a hefty jump in price.

  • Printing Price: £85
  • Delivery: INCLUDED
  • Design: Do it yourself online.
  • £35 – £65 to design for you
  • Total Cost without ‘Done For You’ Design: £85
  • Total Cost including bespoke* design: £120

Name: funeral-printing.uk
Location: Moorside, Oldham
Description: Based in Oldham producing funeral order of service and other associated products. There Is no bespoke design option available, and the responsibility to create the order of service design is on the customers shoulders.

The website has an ‘online design’ tool and the pricing per 100 funeral order of service is £72 higher price than ours. This could reflect larger overheads, perhaps higher costs for technology, we just don’t know. It does highlight again, the vast difference in price for the purchase of funeral order of service printing.

Part of the John Beever design and print group of companies including g5design, they offer a wide range of general commercial printing products. They have over 25 years’ experience in the printing business and offer design and print to companies across Manchester and further afield.

  • Printing Price: £135
  • Delivery: INCLUDED
  • Design: Do it yourself online.
  • No bespoke done for you service
  • Total Cost without ‘Done For You’ Design: £135

Name: orderofservice.com
Location: Ipswich
Description: Part of the very large Healey Print Group, orderofservice.com is the online brand that handles the creation of funeral order of service amongst other things.

Their website puts the design responsibility on the client, and this is handled using a online design tool from Infigo , from past experience the cost of this online design platform is very expensive and so those costs must be passed along the chain to the client.

The orderofservice brand was formed in 2019 and generally is a very nice website. The cost per 100 funeral order of service cards is £29 more expensive than our prices, though given their higher overhead costs and much higher software prices for the website its really no surprise.

  • Printing Price: £92
  • Delivery: INCLUDED
  • Design: Do it yourself online.
  • No bespoke done for you service
  • Total Cost without ‘Done For You’ Design: £92

Name: catfordprint.co.uk
Location: London, Catford
Description: Catford print are another London based supplier. Their price per 100 funeral order of service is £22 more expensive than our price if you want to put the design together yourself (we’ll do it for you in our low price of £63 per 100) and if you include their design fees they are coming in at a whopping £70 more expensive than our all inclusive pricing.

Delivery is charged at £12 extra for UK, though you can collect the orders of service from their HQ in Catford for no extra charge.

They offer some additional options, like the inclusion of colour tassels, priced at 80p each, that can really increase the overall cost of the job, but it’s a nice option to include.

They have a production facility in New Addington, where their printing work is carried out. These are not the most expensive supplier In the UK, and arguably one of the better priced London based suppliers.

  • Printing Price: £73
  • Delivery: £12
  • Design: Do it yourself.
  • £60 extra to hand the design
  • Total Cost without ‘Done For You’ Design: £85
  • Total Cost including bespoke* design: £133

Name: cfs-orderofservice.co.uk
Location: Liverpool
Description: Christian Funeral Services are based in Liverpool and offer a ‘done for you’ design service for funeral order of service. They INCLUDE design and delivery in their pricing and at the time of this comparison (May 2020) are £77 more expensive than our price for 100 funeral order of service.

They offer a few different upgrades, types of card stocks with texture and offer their services via the churches and other Christian associations. They were founded in 2011 with mission to help priests and other religious officials have more time for the service side, whilst they would pick up the slack and offer the printing and design of the funeral order of service. There is no doubt, the design process for creating a funeral order of service can be time consuming, it’s a nice idea for the basis of a product offering.

  • Printing Price: £140
  • Delivery: INCLUDED
  • Design: Bespoke Design Included
  • Total Cost without ‘Done For You’ Design: £140
  • Total Cost including bespoke* design: £140

Name: inremembrance.co.uk
Location: Hertfordshire
Description: Inremembance is one of the brands of the large printing and design company DATUM based in Hertfordshire. They have been producing funeral order of service for a number of years and created the dedicated website to better service their clients.

Like many of the larger suppliers on this list, the cost of doing business might be higher, which reflects the more expensive price offered. 100 funeral order of service costs £138 including design and delivery, which is over £75 more than the price from funeralorderofservice.co.uk

They offer some additional products like Funeral announcement cards and funeral attendance cards and have a fully featured design and print production studio.

  • Printing Price: £78
  • Delivery: INCLUDED
  • Design: £60 extra to design
  • Total Cost without ‘Done For You’ Design: £78
  • Total Cost including bespoke* design: £138

Name: londonprintcentral.co.uk
Location: Mitcham, London
Description: Londonprintcentral offer a fast turnaround PRINT ONLY service for their Funeral Order Of Service. This means that you’d need to source the graphic design yourself, and a low estimate would be around £40 for the design.

Their print only price, isn’t the highest price by a long shot, though when you factor in the additional delivery charges to have the order of service delivered, it puts them at £80 higher price than our ‘Best Value in the UK’ price.

London Print Central specialise In general commercial print work London and surrounding areas, as you’d expect with printing businesses based in the capital, their cost of doing business is much higher and so their customers will pay more, which for clients based in London is no surprise.

They have the ability to print on FSC papers on request and print using some great digital printing technology from Konica Minolta. This information was correct as of May 2020.

  • Printing Price: £93
  • Delivery: £10 Extra
  • Design: Do it yourself estimate £40 cost
  • Total Cost without ‘Done For You’ Design: £93
  • Total Cost including bespoke* design: £143

Name: cpprintservices.co.uk
Location: Chester-Le-Street
Description: CP Print Services are a mid sized printer based in Chester-Le-Street in County Durham. They offer a wide range of printed items including Printed Photo Calendars, Personalised Raffle Tickets, Funeral Order of Service printing, NCR Pad Printing, Leaflet and Flyer printing plus many other services.

Unlike many of the other suppliers, their Funeral Order Of Service pricing INCLUDES design and also delivery. Their price for 100 copies being £96 is £33 more expensive than our price of £63 per 100 copies. Thats a pretty hefty price increase, better in your pocket I’d suggest.

CPPrintServices have over 35 years’ experience in the printing industry, and when this blog post was written they weren’t advertising on Google Adwords, which could be one of the reasons they aren’t charging the massive prices that most the other UK suppliers are.

  • Printing Price: £96
  • Delivery: FREE
  • Design: Included
  • Total Cost including bespoke* design: £96

Funeral order of service price comparison conclusion

So in conclusion, if you’ve made it this far, your head is probably spinning. There are funeral order of service providers based all over the UK, this is a very quick summary:

  • 1. Most are AT LEAST double what we charge!!
  • 2. Many DON’T include design, you do it yourself, or get a graphic designer to do it.
  • 3. Many DON’T even include the delivery.
  • 4. The most expensive are using PAID advertising, so buyer beware, don’t pay for everyone else’s clicks.

At the time of writing this article, my price per 100 is just £63 and there are some cheaper price points on the website for lower quantities too, reach out either on live chat, on the telephone or by email and I’ll gladly offer assistance for preparing a really memorable tribute to your loved one.

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