Cardboard Coffin Cost

Cardboard coffins are a cost effective alternative to the traditional coffin. Plus they’re environmentally friendly too, they’re 100% biodegradable and mostly made from recycled material.

But they are an unusual product to purchase. You don’t know who is trustworthy to buy from and what is a good deal.

Because, lets face it, this isn’t a regular purchase.

To help you find the right one, we’ve put together this simple guide on cardboard coffin cost.

What are the main costs?

The main costs when buying a cardboard coffin are:

  1. The coffin itself
  2. Add ons
  3. Delivery

The Coffin and Add Ons

There is usually a price for the coffin itself displayed on most sellers websites, however not all do (annoyingly).

Be aware that some sellers add on extra charges. These additional charges can include:

  • Extra for cremation
  • Extra for delivery (more below)
  • Attempts to sell other products

These extra charges are frustrating. So we promise that the only time we change the price is if you’re buying the largest coffin sizes (usually 6ft 7″+). Our supplier charges more, so we need to charge a little extra (other online sellers charge extra too).


As with most items bought on the internet, a cardboard coffin will need to be delivered.

Sometimes its not immediately obvious if delivery is included in the price on a website or whether it’s charged on top.

So please keep an eye out for this. Cardboard coffins are bigger than the average item bought online and can have a bigger than average delivery fee.

We at the Cardboard Coffin Company do not charge extra for delivery. The price you see on this website will include the cost of it being delivered to you. Guaranteed.

What about the Funeral Director?

You are well within your rights to source your own coffin for a funeral. And you don’t have to buy one from the Funeral Director. They should allow you to buy one from wherever you see fit.

You’ll save the most money by not buying from a Funeral Director.

Our research suggests you can save £190 by buying a cardboard coffin online (which is almost as much as we charge for the most popular one – £195).

Some Funeral Directors try and charge a ‘handling fee’. If this is the case, then it’ll be worth reviewing your options and looking for an alternative Funeral Director.

Whats next?

Hopefully you’ll now have a feel for the general costs associated with buying a cardboard coffin.

The next step is to compare prices.

And that’s just what our next guide contains, a price comparison of cardboard coffins.