Now and then: Changing funeral trends

Updated: 2015-04-05 06:09


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Offerings represent modern tastes

Now and then: Changing funeral trends

A package of offerings featuring a model of the iPhone6S sells for 10 yuan ($1.6). Zou Zhongpin/China Daily

Although iPhone7 and Samsung Galaxy Note6 have not been launched yet, their paper models are already available in Guangzhou for the deceased.

A package of Apple’s products, including an iPad, iPhone6S, earphones and a charger, sells for 10 yuan ($1.6) at a store that specializes on offerings for the deceased on Chaoxing Street in Guangzhou.

Wireless services are provided by “Underworld Communications Corp”.

Huang, a store owner on Guangxiao Road in Guangzhou, is seeing robust sales of new products, often favored more by younger customers.

Older buyers prefer the more traditional incense and candles, she said, adding each of her customers is spending about 200 yuan on average.