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I'm so excited to be teaming up with zulily today and their Kids Fashion Expert,Shawn Anderson. As a mother of four, Shawn knows from personal experience how to make sure you get everything your child needs for school, at the best prices. She's offered some great advice on how to help you save, get ahead of the game and stay organized during back-to-school shopping this year...
#1 Plan in advance: Don't be that person who waits until the last minute to start school shopping. There's nothing worse than everything being picked over and feeling rushed. Shawn's advice is to avoid the stress of last-minute shopping by getting started now and finishing before all of the good deals are gone.
#2 Get Organized: Put together a back-to-school checklist so you don't forget any of the necessities. It's also a great idea to clean out the closets before shopping to see what stays and what goes before adding more.
#3 Shop Online: Sites like zulily.com offer parents a wide variety of back-to-school essentials for kids. You can find everything from clothes, shoes and accessories to school supplies, toys and much much more at incredible prices without ever leaving your home.
#4 Stockpile your favorite items at a discount: Shawn says when you find something your child loves and needs each year for school at a great price, be sure to buy a few extra. Take advantage of these deals for years to come!
#5 Last, but not least make sure you check in with the kids: It's never a good feeling to buy your child new clothes or school supplies, only to find out that their favorite color has changed etc... Individuality is so in right now, get the kids involved with the shopping process so you make sure you're buying items they like and want to use as well.
The zulily shopping app makes back-to-school shopping easy and fun --Using the zulily app is like opening a hand-held treasure chest every day. You never know what you'll uncover, but you know you're bound to find something great! It's so convenient allowing you to shop while on the go. It not only saves you time, but you'll save money and discover the items you need and want all in one place.
zulily App Highlights:
Educational Tutorial – after first installing, users are displayed a brief, informative tutorial on how to use the new application.
“New Today” Event Accessibility – a clear, easily accessible layout displays a customer’s personalized list of “New Today” events directly through the application.
Personalization – zulily has built upon its proprietary personalization technology to create a completely individualized homepage view, from top to bottom. The app learns customer’s preferences and then features the most relevant sales events and information front and center for quick, meaningful shopping.
Daily Refreshment of New Events – the shopping platform refreshes every morning at 6 a.m. for customers to shop newly curated events.
“Bookmarked” Favorites – while browsing zulily’s events, customers have the ability to select favorites and “bookmark” for easy access. A “bookmark” ribbon will be displayed on the watch application and instantly synced with the “New Today” tab on the existing iPhone application. This feature allows shoppers to easily customize events to shop at a later time on the iPhone app.
We hope that these tips will help you be a successful back-to-school shopper this year! Make sure you check zulily daily as things are always being added and you never know what you'll find!