Tombstone sales on Line

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Technology has made it so easy you can start buying items, almost everything included tombstones a new form to do business, without trips or leaving the house save time and money, simple using your laptop and smartphone, you can access an e-commerce site type on your browser a product name and immediate have merchandise to purchase with minimal effort.

Technology solutions are always as helpful and convenient, the e-mail, text message is a huge plus for my business, stone sketch designs, projects & quotes, e-invoices, bookkeeping, payroll, catalog online, a virtual display, and more. My tombstone shop and monuments-store all ready implement new ways to do a better service and save budget, I invite everyone to give try.

More and more popularity of online shopping, but some customers still prefer to check your products in person, many shoppers research online before leaving the house, customers even head to the business physical address to see a real tombstone display, to see a product, intending to buy online, and end up making the purchase while at the location.

As International sales Manager at Gonzalez Monuments, Jose Angel Gonzalez “El angel” in my experience at lest for now more than 80 percent of sales still happen in the store.

As easy as shopping online is, a surprising number of people still prefer to shop local, Almost 75 percent of customers prioritize a product’s origin when making a buying decision. Having a physical location means a business can establish itself as a proud member of the community, which offers an edge when winning those “buy local” customers.

For customers one of the major downsides to buying online is the headache and cost associated with shipping returns, but not in my case tombstones is one way sales… no returns allowed, our product is 100% warranty if we make a mistake we replace a whole monument without cost, that is why we require to review and approve the sketches designs, we always ask to read and check for errors if everything is correct, sign your name and date to proceed… next step engrave. No body want to lose money that is why we try to keep good and bets practices and not to rush.

Another growing trend is the “buy online, pick up in store” concept. Some customers will opt to pick up their online purchases in-store to avoid paying extra shipping delivery fees, others will opt in because the store’s location is convenient or they are planning to stop in anyway. We always offering discount to customers who pick up their purchases, for small, median items only, our plans has delivery and installation included.


Hidalgo Co. and Mexico Indep.

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miguel-hidalgo-monument“Historic Texas monument metal plate reads”

Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (1753-1811), for whom the county of Hidalgo is named, was born near Guanajuato, Mexico, while the country was still under Spanish rule. After being ordained a priest in 1779, he served churches in Colima, San Felipe, and Dolores, where he emerged as a champion of human rights who feared the colonial system would never allow independence and justice for all citizens. A firm believer in economic independence from the mother country, Hidalgo worked toward that goal by teaching farming methods and industrial techniques to Indians and others in his parish. In 1810 Padre Hidalgo, along with military leader Ignacio de Allende, conspired to overthrow the Royalist government. Warned that officials suspected their plot, Hidalgo gathered sympathizers in Dolores. Following early mass on the morning of September 16, 1810, Hidalgo made his famous “Grito de Delores,” a call to arms which in effect began the revolt that led to Mexican independence from Spain in 1821. During a battle on the bridge of Calderon, Padre Hidalgo was captured and later was unfrocked and shot. Considered “The Father of Mexican Independence, Padre Hidalgo continues to be honored for his leadership throughout Mexico and the Southwest. (1983)


Headstone Imitation

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marmolina Long time ago in the 1900’s, “marmolina” a very small white marble chips and white cement was a popular materials to cast cemetery headstones, old cemeteries all around south Texas has old memories in this beautiful tombstones, some of them damage by vandalism, also covered with mold created by weather the humidity, once and while I get phone calls asking me for help to repair and to level… that is why I know the quality, it’s  solid heavy tombstones, but not more, I think not body those anymore, fabrication is going  from Texas.

 Some people imported from Mexico a very similar, but nothing to compare to the original cast tombstone, the new Mexican cast headstone is a fraud, because, 50% of the cast material are stay foam, I saw some at San Juan Cemetery, Rio Grande City and Roma this places accept imitation memorial cement headstones.

A friend of mine get one cement tombstone from Mexican, for his Mother, 6-years ago… He went to Monterrey Mexico to pick up… The most important thing is to mark the graves with the proper information names dates, to know who is resting in there. Couple months ago we talked and he din’t recommend a cement headstone, he all ready done redo paint twice, he also told me, he notice some small cracks on it.

Keep the grave in shape, mark the spot with a wood cross, concrete or a rock piece, never left without a marker.