Back to school is a busy time for families and retailers alike. Between school supplies, clothes and now all of the tech gadgets you could ever dream of there is sure to be an increase in spending during this time each year. A few fun facts for you to mull over while ramping up your inventory, staff and patience as we head into another busy back to school shopping season.
-The average family with kids in grades K-12 will spend $630.36 whereas families with children in college and college students will spend an average of $899.18 per year.
-Mobile shopping on the rise, with more than three-quarters of college shoppers owning a smartphone and more than half owning a tablet it’s not surprise that 41% plan to use a smartphone to research products and compare prices and 46% will use a tablet to shop.
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