The DaisyBox® Story
When it comes to funerals, families are increasingly choosing to celebrate the life of a departed loved one, rather than mourn their loss. DaisyBox®, an Australian start-up, has answered this market call.
The company was founded by visual graphics industry and fibreboard technology veteran, Greg Nicholls who patented his casket design with two co-inventors in mid-2017. His company, Nicholls Technologies, distributed thousands of low-cost DaisyBox ‘Basic’ caskets to participating funeral providers across Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
Greg Nicholls, Founder
DaisyBox is without doubt the best-value solution for people living longer and risking depletion of their life-savings. The phrase, ‘when I die, don’t waste money... just send me off in a cardboard box!’ is a common thread.
Our caskets are not exactly cardboard boxes but offer significant cost savings compared to traditional caskets. They’re strong too. Entry-level DaisyBox ‘Basic’ caskets are engineered and tested to carry more than 240kg. They were designed for no-service, no attendance funerals, commonly known as direct cremation services.
In August 2020, the DaisyBox ‘Classic’ was released to market, a high-speed direct inkjet-printed casket in a white-coloured corrugated fibreboard finish. It has economical natural cotton rope handles and a compulsory liner in the base, with a minimum carrying strength of 240kg. DaisyBox ‘Classic’ caskets are designed for lower-cost traditional funeral services, followed by a burial or cremation.
In October, the company will launch DaisyBox ‘Custom’ caskets, a signature series of custom-printed caskets with graphic artwork provided by families or crowd-sourced graphic designers. This will include options such as beautiful floral prints, favorite sports, and hobbies, nature themes or places that held deep emotional significance to a departed loved one. The graphics wrapped on a DaisyBox help create conversations among funeral attendees and relive memories during the sadness of a funeral.
By choosing DaisyBox, you are also selecting an economical and eco-friendly send-off for your loved one. While there are already several print-customized caskets on the market, they’re often pricey and commonly produced from toxic MDF which was never designed for burial or cremation. MDF coffins are most-commonly wrapped in a non-renewable, self-adhesive PVC film that’s bad news for the environment when it comes to both burials and cremations. Google "burning PVC" to learn what happens.
DaisyBox also incorporates zero added formaldehyde in their proprietary fibreboard material, meaning cremated bone ashes are cleaner and not contaminated with residue from MDF or particleboard.
DaisyBox is partnering with licensed eco-printers in every town and city on five continents to deliver DaisyBox ‘Custom’ printed caskets to nearby participating funeral homes. Given that all DaisyBox caskets are shipped flat-packed into any region, the distribution model offers substantial savings on transport and emission costs. This translates into both environmental and cost-savings through the supply chain.
So if you know of someone either going through the estate planning process or planning a funeral, help them save their hard-earned cash and the environment. Suggest they say their final goodbye in a DaisyBox.
It’s certainly ‘The Way to Go’.