When making funeral arrangements with a funeral home, they may make it seem that all products have to be purchased through them, but this isn't true. You can purchase all your funeral items from a third party and the funeral home must accept the items without charging you additional fees.
If you're thinking about going online to shop for a casket, don't worry about quality based on the low prices. Most casket companies make sure their products go through an extensive quality control process before it's ready to ship, so you end up with a quality product at an excellent price.
Online casket companies understand that your need for a casket is urgent. Many of them have made special arrangements to have a casket delivered to your chosen funeral home within 24 hours, and in some areas same-day delivery is can be arranged without sacrificing the low cost.