Back-to-school shopping can elicit collective groans from parents and educators alike – it can be a logistical hassle, not to mention expensive. But recently, online retailers have pulled out their best web and mobile tricks to make the transition out of summer pretty painless. Some are providing easy, multi-pronged platforms for sending product lists along to parents, or running relevant, concomitant editorial content. Others have simply added new mobile features that make it easy to beat the back-to-school crowds.
No matter their approach, these 8 online retailers are out to help students of all ages (and their parents) hit the ground running this September.