OneWorld Memorials' Cremation Urn and Memorials Showroom Opens
by Wendy Jacobson
The huge success of OneWorld Memorials’ online retail business incited the need for larger warehouse space to house and ship cremation urns and related products. In September 2016, OneWorld Memorials moved the warehouse to University Avenue in St. Paul, Minnesota. Immediately after the move, visitors began stopping in.
It turns our products caught the attention of daily passers-by, and they wanted to browse and shop for cremation urns, cremation jewelry, and memory lamps in person. Because of this unexpected response, our management team agreed that opening a retail store would fill a void and provide a valuable service to the people in and around the Twin Cities. Residents can now shop for cremation urns, sympathy gifts, and other exclusive memorial products in our retail location, as well as online.
One of the very few retail showrooms in the country dedicated to cremation urns and related products.
Located at 2225 University Avenue West, St. Paul, Minnesota, the showroom officially opened for business in January 2017. With the opening of our showroom, we are happy to have the distinction of being St. Paul’s first cremation urn retail showroom, and one of the very few retail showrooms in the country exclusively dedicated to the cremation industry.
Cremation urns, memory lamps, cremation jewelry, sympathy gifts, and keepsakes
What will you find at the OneWorld Memorials showroom?
- Cremation urns, including memorial urns, biodegradable urns, scattering urns, companion urns, and pet cremation urns
- Cremation keepsakes, including memory boxes, candle holders, cremation clocks, and photo frame cremation keepsakes
- Cremation jewelry, including cremation pendants, bracelets, key chains, and chains
- Memory lamps, including Tiffany-style memory lamps, religious and nature-themed memory lamps, and floor lamps
- Sympathy gifts
You will find many of the same products in our showroom that you find on our website.
Our retail store pricing is the same for items found online. Twin Cities residents won’t have to pay expedited shipping costs. We can ship straight from our showroom and as long as the order is over $50 it ships for free. If a cremation urn or sympathy gift is needed immediately, residents can in most cases take home a selection immediately. The only exception would be if engraving were ordered, which may push it back a day. Our showroom affords the benefit of seeing a cremation urn in person, touching it, and visualizing it in your home, or as a gift for someone else.
In addition, the retail location also offers:
- gift wrapping
- gift cards
You’ll find a section dedicated to biodegradable urns, and another section of “imperfections.” Take advantage of these urns that have a small scratch or scruff on them, and are sold at a discounted price. Many imperfections that our staff finds unacceptable can rarely be found by anyone else.
The retail operation is a natural response to the popularity of cremation in Minnesota and the trend toward cremation nationwide. The Cremation Association of North America (CANA) cites the cremation rate in Minnesota is 55.4%, and is expected to rise to 63.2% by 2018. CANA projects the cremation rate in the United States will rise to 54.3% by 2020, and in Canada to 74.2%.
Remember to check out the YouTube video of our retail store. OneWorld Memorials’ showroom is located at 2225 University Avenue West in St. Paul. The phone number is 844.671.9744. Although we take walk ins, it's best to visit the showroom by appointment Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm; and Saturday between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.
And here’s a tip: take a look at our website prior to your visit. When you make your appointment, let us know which items you are most interested in seeing. We’ll have them out and ready for you when you arrive. It’s our pleasure to make your visit as productive and satisfying as possible.
Wendy Jacobson is a freelance writer living in Minneapolis with her husband, two kids and dog. She helped market her mother’s book, “Hands Off My Hope: Life Lessons on my Journey with Breast Cancer” at the request of her mom, who died two weeks after publishing it in 2008. She also is the editor of Minneapolis Happening, a digital lifestyle magazine about what’s happening in Minneapolis and the surrounding area.