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Back-to-School Sales

It's hard to say goodbye to summer vacation, but a new school year brings opportunity for a fresh start: new classes, new teachers, new friends — and new toys! ‘Tis the season for the latest laptops, tablets, headphones, speakers and everything you need to make the upcoming school year the best one yet. But deals don't end with tech. You'll find apparel, backpacks and office supplies at low prices, too.

Of course, back-to-school deals don't just benefit students. Even if you've been adulting for a while, back-to-school discounts could be the green light you need to buy the tech and apparel you've been longing for.

Back-to-School Shopping: Sales to Expect

According to the National Retail Federation, back-to-school shopping is the second biggest shopping season for U.S. retailers after the winter holidays. The season is popular with European and Asian retailers as well, so it's safe to say you'll encounter some of the best prices of the year. Here are a few categories you'll find on sale.

  • Laptops

    Retailers and tech blogs will offer in-depth guides to help you choose a laptop that's right for you. Seal the deal and make the purchase from Amazon, Newegg, TechRabbit, Microsoft or Dell for low-prices that will keep your wallet happy.

  • Clothing

    You can't start the new school year with last year's wardrobe. Keep things fresh with special discounts from department stores like Marks & Spencer or John Lewis. Discount retailers 6PM and Zappos are good places to bookmark, too.

  • Backpacks

    Another must-have item for the school season. Last year, Amazon held various deals on brand name backpacks. Also check out sporting good retailers, like Dick's Sporting Goods, for steep discounts.

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Snapshot of 2016 Back-to-School Sales

So what did retailers offer last year during the back-to-school season? Here's a peek.

How did Borderlinx Customers Shop During the Back-to-School Season Last Year?

Here's a peek at the top products sent to our U.S. hub in 2016 along with a few stores our customers loved.

Top 10 Products
  • 17%

    Tops and Outerwear

  • 17%

    Health and Beauty

  • 12%

    Tools - Other

  • 11%

    Mobile Accessories

  • 10%

    Electronics - Other

  • 9%

    Shoes

  • 8%

    Toys

  • 6%

    Books

  • 6%

    Dietary Supplements

  • 5%

    Baby Gear and Accessories

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How to Save on International Shipping During the Back-to-School Season

Whew! Back-to-school shopping is a lot of work, so take out the extra hassles of international shipping by letting Borderlinx handle it all for you.

  • Estimate International Shipping Costs

    Use the Borderlinx Shipping Cost Calculator to estimate the total cost of shipping to your home, including guaranteed taxes and duties.

  • Consolidate Shipments

    Shipping packages individually from the Borderlinx hub to your home can become expensive, so we recommend virtually consolidating your packages when possible. You can store shipments in our warehouse for free up to 30 days. Learn more here.

  • Leave the Paperwork to Us

    Take the guesswork out of handling customs fees, and use Borderlinx to pay for taxes and duties on your back-to-school purchases.
    (Not available for our German hub.)

We hope you find the best deals. Enjoy the new school year!