Most families are buying more computers and other items to be ready for school and college this year
NRF has found that 63% of US consumers expect at least some school and college classes will take place online this year. Among them, 76% plan to make purchases specifically because of online learning.
While the number planning to buy laptops is 37%, the number of buying accessories such as a mouse or flash drive is at 26%.
The survey found 34% of American parents expect to spend more than they thought in July. Meanwhile, 54% said that’s because they plan to spend more on electronics and computer equipment.
At the same time, 47% said they are spending more on clothing and 59% said the higher spending would come in the form of school supplies such as pencils and notebooks.
The data showed that only 25% expect to spend less, while 42% expect to spend the same as they thought in July.
We’ve reported that 56% of parents are in debt due to the financial burden caused by the pandemic.