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Retailers offering more ways for customers to buy school supplies

Mattie Farmer shopping for school supplies for her grandchildren. (Photo source: WLOX News) Mattie Farmer shopping for school supplies for her grandchildren. (Photo source: WLOX News)
Jenny Parker brought her three children to shop for everything on their school supply list. (Photo source: WLOX News) Jenny Parker brought her three children to shop for everything on their school supply list. (Photo source: WLOX News)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

With the start of school just around the corner, many parents have already picked up their child's school supplies.

Whether they're saving time, or wanting to avoid the crowds, more people are choosing to have items delivered to their door. The Walmart Supercenter in Biloxi has seen an increase in customers wanting the in-store pick up option. 

Despite the convenience, Jenny Parker says she prefers shopping for her items in person. 

"I like to, you know, just come in and look at everything; at my options," said Parker. 

For shoppers like Landon Williams, physically picking up each item is something he looks forward to each school year. 

"Well, you get to like see all the stuff that you get," said Landon. "It's kind of weird, but exciting. Because you never know what you will get."

The National Retail Federation projects a 10 percent increase in back to school spending due to consumer confidence rising, and more young people in school and college. 

Still shoppers are looking to pinch a penny any way they can. 

"I have to have a list that I follow because every year teachers are looking for different things, but we know the basics," said Mattie Farmer.

Walmart officials say the busiest back-to-school shopping times are during tax-free weekend, the weekend before school, and the weekend after school starts. Tax free weekend begins in Mississippi Friday, July 28, and ends on Saturday, July 29. 

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