One of the Ways to save money on a funeral is to reduce the Casket expense. Obtain your Casket from a Third party or on the internet. Depending on the funeral home the markup on the casket markup is between 100 and 500 %. I remember the first time i heard that as a Funeral apprentice, at an elite funeral home in the Washington DC Area. It made me uncomfortable then and it is disconcerting to think i was once taking advantage of the funeral consumer in this manner.
Third party caskets can save you lots of money on a funeral. Many times you can obtain the same or similar casket you find at the funeral home.
There are also lower cost Funeral Homes that sell caskets just a little over cost.They do not price gouge on Caskets These Folks should not be overlooked because often they go out of their way to help you save on Funeral Cost. Even in today’s economy the low cost funeral home may be hard to find. But the good news is that “today” more and more Funeral directors are willing to negotiate down the price of a Funeral.
Costco and Walmart are some of the main players in today’s market giving the funeral industry a hard time on casket and funeral cost.
Beyond sudden and unexpected outbreaks of longevity, the funeral industry has plenty of challenges. Cremations have been growing in popularity, and they’re less expensive than traditional burials. Companies such as Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) and Costco (Nasdaq: COST) have also found a new and potentially powerful revenue stream by selling inexpensive caskets online. (Lest anyone try to tell you otherwise, funeral homes are required to accept and work with third-party caskets.)
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