Funeral costs, like most other costs in life, are based on actual operating costs. Operating costs are determined by adding together all the different components of running a business.
Today, there are other businesses providing funeral related merchandise. They are selling caskets and urns, vaults and accessories. Before purchasing any funeral related items from an unlicensed funeral professional, compare costs and service. Ask questions. Compare quality of products, availability of products and get it in writing. Some cemeteries and retail stores may paint a picture of savings, when in fact they could cost your family more. Your Funeral Director is still the most knowledgeable person to use as a resource for funeral costs and information.
Our best advice to you is to ask questions if you are not familiar with funeral costs. If it sounds too good to be true, many times it is. Caring for a deceased member of your family is something we at Proko-Wall consider a privilege. Our staff is available 24 hours a day to answer your questions.