DENVER, Aug. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the National Retail Federation, the average family is expected to spend more on back-to-school items this year. Total spending is projected to reach $75.8 billion, up from $68 billion in 2015. eBags, the leading luggage and backpacks retailer, is expecting to sell more than 200,000 backpacks during the back-to-school season and is launching several major initiatives to help parents and students find the perfect backpack at the right price.
"Parents may be less worried about the economy than in the past, but they are still looking for good deals on their favorite back-to-school brands," said Mike Edwards, eBags CEO. "eBags is committed to offering the lowest price guarantee on all backpacks, cash back rewards, free shipping and tools to make it extremely easy to find the perfect backpack for the school year."
Best Back-to-School Prices – Guaranteed
During the back-to-school season, eBags is offering a 110% price guarantee on all of its products. The company will not only match the price a customer finds on another website, but will also give the customer an extra 10% of the difference between the eBags price and the competitor's price. The company will offer free shipping on any item over $49 and 20% back in eBags Rewards on backpack purchases. Shoppers can save even more with Extreme Deals, which provide discounts up to 80% off on hundreds of backpacks. These initiatives will help shoppers get the best deals on the highest-quality backpacks without breaking the bank.
Exclusive Selection of Top-Selling Backpacks
eBags has partnered with the top brands for school backpacks like JanSport, Herschel, The North Face, Fjallraven, SwissGear and more. The top-selling backpack, with over 4,000 5-star customer reviews, is the SwissGear ScanSmart 1900, available exclusively on eBags.com. Customers can shop the Top 10 Iconic Backpacks, which have been awarded based on customer reviews, rankings and recommendations, and are forecast to be the best sellers of the season. The Top 10 Iconic Backpacks include:
- JanSport SuperBreak
- The North Face Surge
- Herschel Little America
- Patagonia Refugio
- JanSport Big Student
- SwissGear ScanSmart 1900
- JanSport Right Pack
- DAKINE Prom Pack
- High Sierra Access
- Fjallraven Kanken
Tools to Help Customers Find the Right Bag
Responsible parents understand the importance of selecting a backpack that fits their child, as the improper fit could result in backaches or more serious consequences. Parents should look for specific features like padded straps, a waist belt and a sternum strap to help the weight of the bag distribute evenly and protect their child's back. Parents should also consider other features like organization or resistance to water. For smaller kids, eBags recommends rolling bags to minimize stress to their bodies. The eBags Backpack Finder helps parents locate the best backpack depending on what types of features and functionality is most important to them. This time-saving tool helps parents make important decisions during this busy time of the year with minimal effort.
Buy a Backpack, Help a School in Need
During the peak season for back-to-school shopping, eBags will donate $1 for every backpack sold to DonorsChoose.org, a non-profit organization that funds student and teacher projects in public schools without adequate resources.
With more than 17 years in travel and over 26 million bags sold, eBags is the leading online retailer of luggage, backpacks and accessories. The company is devoted to helping its customers find the perfect travel gear for any journey. Ranked a top luggage retailer in 2016 by Consumer Reports, eBags features 80,000 products from 800 brands, including TUMI, Samsonite, Kenneth Cole, Patagonia, The North Face and more. For more information, visit eBags.com.
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