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Back To School Shopping By The Numbers: More Money Spent, More Bargains Searched For
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Back to School Shopping By the Numbers: More Money Spent, More Bargains Searched For

According to the National Retail Federation, this year's back to school shopping is going to involve a higher amount spent for both K-12 and college students. But, while parents will be spending a higher amount of money, they will also be looking for more bargains, including online shopping in hopes of utilizing free shipping and other discount codes. Catalog shopping is also making a surprising comeback.

That survey is showing that the average amount that will be spent on clothing, school supplies and other items will total nearly seven hundred dollars for parents of children entering kindergarten through grade twelve. The back to school survey also found that nearly 85% of the parents agreed that the economy did play a serious role in their spending plans with more than half reporting they were going to be watching for more sales because of economic news. Just over thirty two percent of the surveyed parents reported that they would be doing their comparison shopping online before heading to the stores, a dramatic increase from last year. A substantial number of shoppers also reported that they would be shopping online instead of going to stores at all. Those shoppers also indicated that they would be looking for free or discounted shipping on their items and would also be using other promotions to save as much money as possible.

Nearly seventy percent of the surveyed shoppers also reported that they would be going to local discount stores to find bargains on many of the items that they need, including school supplies. Another industry report, this one checking the safety and usability of items at most dollar stores found that the items there are generally considered to be perfectly acceptable. Some items in that report, including some household cleansers, food items and personal care items were considered to be unsafe, however.

College bound students and their parents are expected to spend just over nine hundred dollars in items that range from new clothing to dorm furniture and even electronics. The amount from 20111 was more than one hundred dollars less. The National Retail Federation survey found that more than fifteen percent of those shoppers announced that they would be searching catalogs for many of these items, looking for bargains as well as looking for discounts on shipping and more.

Some items which were once provided by schools have now been added to school supply lists which have reached extreme levels in some school districts.


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I noticed this very thing as I was thinking about a back to school short niche. Good article

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  about 1 decade ago

Its the perfect time for that niche. Egad I hate back to school shopping, especially for shoes. I call my 9 year old Big Foot because she has the biggest feet for such a little girl

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  about 1 decade ago
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