Back to school shopping is getting underway and the question is ‘how much will you spend on back to school shopping?’ According to the website the average is $488 for your children this year.

That includes clothing, accessories, school supplies, computers and other electronics. Clothing and back to school supplies dominate the list, shopping for electronics is high on the list too as traditional school supplies are being bought less because more children are using electronics in school.

Those that started shopping in July where prone to spend more ($537) on back to school than those that shop in August ($424).

In store shopping continues to dominate the back to school season with two-thirds of parents preferring to buy from a local retailer but 61 per cent go online to research before buying in-store.