SG360º Releases Back-To-School Shopping Survey Results

WHEELING, Ill. July 17, 2013 – Empirical multi-channel marketing company, SG360º has released the results of its 2013 Back-To-School Shopping Survey.  The survey was done in conjunction with Leo J. Shapiro & Associates’ quarterly national poll regarding consumer spending and behaviors. 

The response data in the SG360º Back-to-School Report was pulled specifically from families across the United States with school-aged children (5-17 years old).

The results of the survey indicate that 86% of households with children are likely to shop for back-to-school before the next school year begins. More telling is that almost 90% of households with children ranging from 5-13 years old plan to shop before school starts.

Of all the channels available, direct mail was called out as one of the top two motivators for deciding when, where and what to shop for.


  • Store sales and specials are the key call-to-action motivators to begin this process.
  • Direct mail offers and newspaper ads are the two key channels for driving this motivation.
  • Specific offers and sales are the number one influencing factor in deciding specifically where to shop.  
  • Households with more than one school aged child were almost twice as likely to shop for back-to-school than households with only one.

“At SG360º we always use our extensive research capabilities to provide our customers with the most up to date information on their targets,” said Rick Joutras, chairman, president and chief executive officer of SG360º.  “Our ongoing in-depth analysis of trends is an invaluable asset to their decision making process.”

SG360º will be conducting the Back-to-School Report on an annual basis in addition to surveys focused on other key holiday shopping events throughout the year.  Annual analysis reports of all shopping surveys will address key changes or movements in the response data. 

Company Overview

SG360° a Segerdahl company, produces “EMPIRICAL MULTI-CHANNEL MARKETING SOLUTIONS” for many of the world’s largest and savviest marketers.  SG360° BRANDIRECTions, multi-channel marketing solutions are optimized from start to finish through services that include national online testing panels, behavioral segmentation, predictive modeling and lifecycle integration. SG360° IMPRESSions is where a massive array of printing presses transform a strategic vision into a tangible reality, bringing ideas to life through inline web printing, sheetfed offset printing and variable digital printing. SG360° EXPRESSions, final production, hand assembly, finishing, secured assembly, mailing and distribution logistics, direct mail pieces are shaped, crafted and placed in the hands of the consumer. SG360º delivers measurable ROI, while creating deep connections with those who matter most -- our customers and our customers’ customer.








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