1.) How to Order a Casket from
2.) Will a funeral home charge a handling
fee or any extra charge for purchasing a casket from another
3.) What is the difference between 18 Gauge
and 20 Gauge Caskets?
4.) What is the difference between Gasketed
5.) Purpose of a Vault
6.) Which Caskets include Next-Day Delivery
7.) When do I need to order by for Next
8.) The Federal
Trade Commission's Consumer Guide for Funeral Planning could
also be helpful.
9.) For all other Questions please email
us or call us at 1-888-222-5955.
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1.) To order a casket from Funeral Counseling
find the particular casket that you would like to order from
display gallery and click on Buy Now below the individual
casket photo. Then follow the corresponding directions for payment
information and funeral home delivery information. You may also
place orders over the phone by calling our toll free number
1-888-222-5955 any time 24hrs / 7 days a week.
2.) No handling fee will be charged. It is illegal for a funeral
home to charge a handling fee for purchasing a casket elsewhere
since the passing of the FTC's
3.) 18 gauge steel is a slightly thicker grade steel than 20
4.) Gasketed caskets, also called a "sealed" or "sealer"
casket have a thick rubber gasket surrounding the entire lid.
This creates a sealed enclosure similar to a refrigerator or
car door rubber. Non-Gasketed caskets do not have a sealed enclosure,
instead are closed and are latched without the use of a gasket,
making it easier for outside elements to penetrate the interior
of the casket.
5.) A vault is used to prevent the ground from caving in over
a casket due to the eventual sinking of a grave. Vaults are
not required by law, however, most cemeteries require a vault
to keep the ground level. Basic vaults are made of concrete
where as more elaborate models are made of precious metals such
6.) The Aurora Brand Caskets include next-day delivery to
any funeral home nationwide within 30 miles of the local warehouse.
If a casket needs to be delivered over 30 miles from the warehouse
it is coming out of, a remote delivery cost of $95 per hour
will be applied. Taxes on the Aurora Caskets will be assessed
based upon the average sales tax for the state a casket is delivered.
The Respectful Casket Brand, currently shipped out of New York
City, do not include delivery. Please inquire to find the exact
delivery costs for the Respectful Brand of Caskets.
7.) Casket orders placed before noon eastern standard time
will be delivered the following day before 5pm. If a casket
needs to be delivered quicker than this a nominal rush delivery
fee will apply, please call to inquire on your specific case
1-888-222-5955, also see our Sales
& Delivery Policy.