The uncertainty around schools reopening has made this back-to-school season unlike any before it for retailers, with school supplies lists often unknown as districts work out details, and the normal cadence of discount events and promotions disrupted as well, experts say. Apparel has been hit hardest while tech items are winners.
Back-to-school shopping season is in full swing, but thanks in part to Amazon Prime Day being pushed up nearly a month this year, millions of consumers have a head start as they prepare for a brand new academic year. Here are the top three considerations retailers should keep in mind to ensure satisfaction among all customers this back-to-school shopping season, from millennials to Gen X to in-store and mobile shoppers.
Students and parents see summer vacation as a time for relaxation and a carefree attitude; however, the season is anything but for retailers selling the items students need when they return to class in the fall. Here are some opportunities retailers can pursue to come out on top against competitors.
Brands are competing for dollars with big-box retailers like Staples, Office Depot, Walmart and Target as well as computer and apparel companies. With so much at stake, how can you influence back-to-school shoppers? Here is what brands need to know to get more attention and an increased share of purse.
Total back-to-school spending for children in K-12 and college combined is projected to reach $82.8 billion this year, down from $83.6 billion in 2017, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey, which was conducted with research partner Prosper Insights & Analytics. Here are the results from the survey and what it means for the back-to-school shopping season.
Though summer may seem like it’s just getting started, the mad dash of back-to-school shopping is already around the corner. This season is a huge opportunity for apparel and accessories brands to see a lift in sales, as students and their families set out to buy new clothes, backpacks, glasses, school supplies and everything in between. Here is how brands can set themselves apart from the competition during the back-to-school season.