It is generally understood that SCI has negotiated discounts 10-15% better than large independent funeral homes. Thier discount is coming from the higher prices you get charged by the manufacutures.
How can they do this? Because you are independent and divided they can keep your prices higher. The solution is to join forces and not loose your independence.
Join the Remembrance Purchasing Group. We negotiate together to earn better discounts, volume and growth incentives. How, because we are pooling our volume. If we negotiate together the manufacturers cannot divide and conquer.