By Joe

Buying a casket from a local supplier or manufacturer near your funeral home can offer several advantages:

  1. Supporting the Local Economy: Purchasing from a local casket supplier supports businesses in your community, contributing to the local economy and potentially creating jobs.
  2. Faster Delivery and Response Time: Local suppliers can often provide faster delivery times compared to those located farther away. This can be important when making funeral arrangements with a short timeline. We don’t use couriers like Fed Ex, Pilot, Estes or any other major courier.
  3. Reduced Shipping Costs: Buying locally can sometimes result in lower shipping costs or even eliminate the need for shipping altogether if you can pick up the casket yourself.
  4. Personalized Service: Local suppliers may offer more personalized service, including the ability to view and inspect caskets in person, discuss customization options, and receive assistance from knowledgeable staff.
  5. Ease of Communication: Dealing with a local supplier can make communication easier, as you can visit their location, speak with staff face-to-face, and address any questions or concerns more directly.
  6. Knowledge of Local Customs and Regulations: Local suppliers are often familiar with local funeral customs, regulations, and requirements, which can be valuable when selecting a casket that meets your specific needs and complies with local laws.
  7. Support in Case of Issues: If any issues arise with the casket or its delivery, having a local supplier makes it easier to address and resolve these issues promptly.

While purchasing a casket from a local supplier has its advantages, it’s essential to consider factors such as pricing, quality, and selection. When purchasing a casket online, you want a company that hand delivers the casket. Major couriers are notorious for damaging caskets because they do not know how to handle the product. When purchasing a casket online, you do not want the casket driving all over the country. We at Casket Emporium go from point A-B. If there are any questions please call 800 618 4642 and we will help you and also provide numerous pictures of damaged caskets from the major carriers.