Walmart has started to sell caskets online. Prices range from $999.00 dollars to3,199.00 dollars. There does nor appear to be a press release about Walmart carrying caskets. This another indication of the move from Funeral Services away from the traditional Funeral Home.
Under the Funeral Rule in the USA you have the right to obtain a casket from a third party source even off the internet or in a Casket Store.
You can check out Wall Mart’s supply of Caskets here.
There are 14 Star Legacy Caskets and shipment must go to a funeral home.
From the Wall Mart Link:
You must confirm the shipping address for casket delivery with your funeral home director. Often this address is different from the funeral home itself. Enter the following information for the shipping address at checkout:
First and last name: name of the deceased
Company name: name of funeral home or mortuary
Address: shipping address given to you by the funeral home director
Phone Number: phone number of the mortuary
The movement of goods and services away from the traditional Funeral Home indicates a further decline in traditional Funeral Services.
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