How to Open a Casket Store

Knowing how to open a casket store is just the beginning, so you can start earning from this business and offer families quality service for a lower cost than what is typically provided in the market.

Losing a loved one through an untimely death can be a very devastating event for any family. Moreover, being in that situation and having serious financial difficulties simultaneously can make things much heavier than they already are.

In our times, funeral cost has become prohibitive and even asking around different funeral homes for an estimate could lead you to the conclusion that the entire cost could be somewhere around $4,000 to $10,000. This can be a big and heavy burden for the surviving family members. The chances are high that they would instead go for other services they can afford.

Now, entrepreneurs who want to know how to open a casket store should remember that there are things to consider first. For example, this business is not only about earning money – although it can be unquestionably profitable – but one of the things you should put as your primary goal would be to provide affordable services. Again, given the situation mentioned above, you should be considerate of your clients. Some casket stores price their products and services way too much, which could never be good.

Knowing how to open a casket store also requires being an expert on the materials used in making a casket. You should be familiar with and thoroughly knowledgeable about materials such as stainless steel, bronze, maple, copper, cherry, mahogany, and many others used to make a casket. It’s also your task to provide your clients with various choices regarding caskets. This might sound amazing initially, but some casket stores sell more than 400 casket designs, so clients can have a lot to choose from.

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You also have several options when it comes to getting caskets to sell. First, you can purchase these caskets from a casket manufacturer and directly get them from them every time you need some caskets to sell. You can get discounts that way, especially if you order from them regularly. Aside from that, you could also hire people and manufacture your caskets instead. This can be more time-consuming on your part at first, but this can also mean more significant profits in the future.

Most casket stores already have their embalmer so that their clients won’t have to go elsewhere anymore, and they’ll find all their needs under one roof. It would help if you were skillful in arranging funeral services and ceremonies to offer that to the customers. Again, you shouldn’t require your clients to pay very expensively for all your assistance. In the long run, you have better chances of making it more prominent in the business if you provide excellent service for price ranges within reach of more customers.

In opening a casket store, you have to make sure to provide quality services at affordable prices. With this, you will soon gain the success you want with the casket store business.


  • Sujathaa said on September 24, 2010
    Very Informative Site for beginner... one suggestion mention the cost of investment of each business
  • joe beginner adviser said on October 21, 2012
    I recently started an online casket business. I am located in Louisville Ky area. I do this from my home and am to assist other in getting started in the business. You need a mini van to deliver products. Cost is variable.

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  • Aaron said on December 6, 2012
    Any advice U can give me it would really be appreciated
  • fred hewitt said on June 14, 2013
    Wanting to open shop in Louisville or shively KY. 30 year retired funeral director from California
  • George M Carey said on January 5, 2014
    I am in Attleboro, ma with 3 funeral homes in town. Pop 45000-25 mi from Prov RI- 30 mi from Boston-about 600 funerals per yr-35% cremated. I have no idea if it work. I think we are wood 55% wood town. Any advice?
  • Jarvis Pepper said on February 17, 2014
    I'm starting a business and need tips trying to open up one in Indianola, MS United States
  • Charles Gonzales said on June 19, 2014
    I am thinking about opening a casket store here in the town I live in. any ideas? I would appreciate any and all advise. Thanks, Charles
  • Robert L Muratore said on August 7, 2014
    I am a funeral director for the past 30 years. I would like to see if I am allowed by the state board to open up a casket store. Need a change in the industry.
  • Lynn Goff said on September 22, 2016
    I am investigating opening a casket store in Tulsa, OK. Any ideas on getting started?
  • Gary washington said on April 5, 2017
    I would like to start a casket store in ill
  • Gary washington said on April 5, 2017
    Not looking for franchise but want to sell caskets
  • Crystal Wiley said on June 6, 2018
    I would love to start a family owned custom caskets in North Little Rock, can anyone give me some helpful suggestions
  • George said on August 3, 2018
    If you what to sell caskets or run your own business drop me an email. I am here in the U.S. and have many outlets. Just tell what you're looking for. Have a great day.
  • Tinny Setouto said on August 14, 2018
    Good afternoon, My name is Tinny, I am in South Africa. I stay in Gauteng, Carletonville. I want to sell caskets and open my own business. How can you help me?
  • Jo-Anne said on April 20, 2021
    Hi I want to supply coffins and caskets to various funeral homes ata cost price. What will it cost to start out a coffin business.
  • William Smith said on January 20, 2022
    Hi, I would like to start a father-and-son coffin business Please assist in giving some advice as to how to go forward
  • mmotong said on April 4, 2022
    Hello, I'm Donald from Pretoria. I'm interested in starting my own company called MyCompanyy. Specifically, I need to create a coffin for general purposes, but I'm feeling a bit intimidated and unsure of where to begin. Could you please contact me at 0725268660 to discuss this further? Alternatively, I would greatly appreciate it if you could provide some guidance over the phone. Thank you. e
  • ISAAC TAU said on May 11, 2023


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