In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, almost every businesses are shifting their operations online and that includes availing of life plans.
Death care company St. Peter Life and Chapels on Monday launched the country’s first full-service death care online store which aims to make death care services accessible and hassle-free to Filipinos under its “#YODO” campaign.
“YODO” stands for “You only die once,” an antithesis of the famous acronym, “YOLO” or “You only live once.”
The death care company made life plans available for “add to cart” on its e-store which features two types of memorial plans, the traditional and cremation.
Eight products are currently available for viewing—the St. Anne, St. Bernadettte, St. Claire, St. Dominique, St. George, St. Gregory, St. James and St. Jude life plans.
The St. Anne, St. Bernadettte, St. Claire, St. Dominique, St. George, St. Gregory life plans are under the traditional plan option.
On the other hand, those who wanted to be cremated can avail of the St. James and St. Jude life plans.
Clicking a casket on the e-store leads one to see the details of the particular memorial plan.
The St. Anne plan, for example, includes a memorial service, insurance coverages and cash according to a schedule that one will be provided for upon purchase if the memorial service is not performed, among others.
It also includes a provision for a casket.
All of the plans can be paid in installments for five years, either annually, semi-annually, quarterly or monthly. Spot cash payment will be subjected to a 10% discount.
Buyers only have to create an account, click any of their preferred life plans available, view its details and benefits, choose their mode of payment, click “add to cart” and then review their basket.
They can click “checkout” once they are sure of their preferred plan and then fill out a life plan application, which serves as their contract to the death care company.
“We’re making it hassle-free for all our prospects,” Jonathan Vitangcol, chief operating officer of St. Peter, said in the virtual launch.
Meanwhile, online shopping-loving Pinoys who heard of the e-store shared their own quips in relation to shopping sales.
“May sale po ba sa 12.12 hehe,” a Twitter user said upon seeing the available plans online.
may sale po ba sa 12.12 hehe 👉👈🥺 https://t.co/cLYmkEeih4
— sobpoena✨ (@sabirb3000) November 29, 2021
“Sakto pang-12.12 natin mga ka-budol!” another online user quipped.
“Baka may pa free shipping sila ng kabaong sa 12.12,” a different Filipino joked.
12.12 or “Double 12” is a Christmas sale that happens on December 12 which is recognized as the “Black Friday” sale version of Southeast Asia, especially in online shopping.
It is when people can score great deals at discounted prices.
Other online users quipped that St. Peter’s e-store launching is right in time for the payday sale, another online shopping event that happens on November 30.
Sakto payday sale bukas 😭 https://t.co/I2S2pQK6Ro
— 4th (@yepocheol) November 29, 2021
Another Twitter user joked of giving an online review of the casket available on the St. George life plan.
— john LeniKiko (@johngoregalado) November 29, 2021
Online shopping has been the norm in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic as people try to shift to non-physical transactions to avoid the risk of exposure to the virus.
This includes commuting or travelling to the place.
As a result, virtual transactions or those that are done through the use of the internet and technology have become popular among the public.