The back-to-school season is upon us again and it continues to evolve. The Internet is climbing as one of the top shopping destinations; mobile and digital continue to influence the purchase process; and the dedicated summer shopping season is seemingly of less importance as consumers will wait until the last minute to shop — with some even completing their purchases after the school year begins. It is no longer your parents’ back-to-school season and we are exploring what is driving consumers’ decisions in 2014.
Deloitte’s seventh annual Back-to-School Survey and its second annual Back-to-College Survey, conducted July 5-10, 2014, reveal the latest trends likely to impact spending for parents with children in grades K-12 and college. These insights can serve as a valuable resource in offering retailers guidance for making promotion decisions that could send them to the head of the class.
Take a deeper dive into both survey’s findings by reading Deloitte’s press release and downloading the PowerPoint slides and infographics below.