6 Stores Where You Can Get Back-to-School Supplies on a Budget

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It’s hard to believe it, but summer is almost over. This means it’s almost time for your kids to head back to school, and with the current inflation rate, you’re cringing at the thought of all the school supplies you need to buy.

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Americans are expected to spend an average of $864 per household on back-to-school shopping in 2022 — a total of $36.9 billion — according to the National Retail Federation. Unfortunately, 68% of those who have already started shopping have seen higher prices on essential items.

You want to get your kids everything they need, but you also need to stick to a budget. Therefore, you’re more focused than ever on finding stores that offer affordable school supplies.

Thankfully, there are plenty of options to choose from. Here are six stops you’ll want to make to find everything on your kids’ back-to-school lists — and maybe even more — without overspending.

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Family Dollar

Standing true to its name, Family Dollar offers a wide array of school supplies at seriously affordable prices. You’ll find essentials such as art supplies, paper and folders both online and at your local store.

For example, a 20-count pack of Crayola Super Tips Washable Markers is $4 and several different bookbags are just $8. Put this store on your list to ensure you can get everything you need without going over budget.

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Five Below

Another discount store that lives up to its name, Five Below has seriously great deals on school supplies. For example, you can find

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Traditional Clothing Sector Struggles To Keep Up With Online…

(MENAFN- Jordan Times)

AMMAN — Clothing stores in the Kingdom are on edge, with tens of thousands of employees losing their jobs amid the rise of online shopping and the impact of other crises, according to sector representatives. 

Asad Qawasmi, the clothing, footwear and jewellery sector representative at the Jordan Chamber of Commerce (JCC), told The Jordan Times that the local apparel sector is in“urgent need” of effective solutions to revive the sector and support business owners.

President of the Textile, Readymade Clothes and Footwear Syndicate Sultan Allan told The Jordan Times on Sunday that the sector currently employs 69,000 workers. 

“Slow business resulted in 82,000 employees losing their jobs,” Allan added.

Almost every employee is the primary provider for their household, said Qawasmi. 

The JCC representative said the rise online shopping is taking a heavy toll on traditional shop owners, adding that the ongoing shop closures and the growing unemployment is a result of unregulated online trading, said Qawasmi. 

He said that packages ordered online are exempt from the standards and regulations of traditional shopping.“Online traders get the merchandise through customs as personal-use items,” Qawasmi added. 

However, Qawasmi stated that online traders stockpile this merchandise and sell them for affordable prices,“which results in unfair competition between the traditional and the online clothing traders”. 

“Taxes and fees must be unified between e-commerce and traditional shopping,” said Allan. 

However, some online business owners disagree with Allan’s assertion.

“We pay shipping fees, transport fees, customs as well as marketing fees,” said Shatha Mustafa, an online business owner.

Mustafa claimed that there are often hidden fees for e-commerce businesses.“We pay for online advertisements, we pay for intermediaries in other countries, we now pay annual fees to the Ministry of Trade, and we also have to report our sales to the Department

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