Coffins are just crazy expensive. Consider that most Americans spend an average of $2,500 per casket.
For some families, those costs can be so overwhelming they opt for cremation over burial, simply for financial reasons.
As of today, 90 percent of burials in the US are in coffins made in America. But now, some consumers and entrepreneurs in the funeral supply chain are looking for less pricey casket options from China.
And here's why: A 20-gauge steel coffin made in America costs roughly $2,000, whereas a similar unit from China may cost as little as $350.