Buy Your Caskets Online at Walmart and Even Put Them on Payment Plan

October 29, 2009

(ChattahBox)—The giant retailer Walmart, is now offering its customers the opportunity to purchase caskets and urns online, for a cheaper cost than offered at funeral homes. The caskets would be shipped within 48-hours and customers have the option to “plan ahead,” paying for the casket over a 12-month period.

Walmart is not the first retailer to sell caskets and other funeral items online. The large discounter Costco already sells caskets online, and Overstock.com and Sam’s Club sell burial items, as well.

The caskets and other funeral items, come from McHenry, Ill based Star Legacy Funeral Network, Inc., which also supplies products to Costco.

Walmart casket prices range from $895 for the “Dad Remembered” and “Mom Remembered” steel caskets to $2,899 for the upscale Sienna Bronze Casket. Caskets at funeral homes can reach $5,000 or more.

Federal law requires funeral homes to accept outside caskets.

Walmart spokesman Ravi Jariwala said in an email, “Several online retailers offer this category on their sites. We are simply conducting a limited beta test to understand customer response.”

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6 Responses to “Buy Your Caskets Online at Walmart and Even Put Them on Payment Plan”

  1. William H Crisco on October 29th, 2009 7:04 pm

    I pruches 3 caskets lately, and I think it’s time we the people got a chois of prices.
    So I think I’ll look for my own casket, and have it ready.
    now what is the range of prices Wal Mart has ?

  2. HCream on October 29th, 2009 11:18 pm

    It makes perfect business sense for Wal-Mart because they know the baby boomers are aging and what’s coming next. I just hope that there’s no “Assemble Required” sign on their delivered packages.

    I won’t be surprised to see store such as Rooms To Go will soon adding a subsidiary “Holes To Go”.

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  6. r4i software on November 18th, 2009 7:08 am

    I had seen a casket in the garden department of my Walmart about two years It was up on the highest shelf and I asked about it. The clerk said she thought they were test marketing them at that store. It caused more commotion than they wanted to receive after word spread.

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