|Caskets made in China are extremely inexpensive|
Caskets made in China are hundreds of dollars less than those made in the United States. Take a look at the casket to the right. This same model costs about $1400 wholesale when bought from a US casket manufacturer. The same model made in China costs about $400, and that’s even after shipping to the United States. That is a savings of $1000. If a casket distributor imported a container of this style from China, that’s 64 caskets, they would save $64,000. That’s $64,000 more of profit. Or, the distributor could pass this savings on to the funeral home, and the funeral home could pass the same savings along to the family purchasing the casket.