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What Is the Best Place To Shop for School Supplies Online in 2021?

A new academic year is approaching, and that means it’s time for back-to-school shopping. Millions of students are preparing to go back to the classroom and millions more will be learning online, but all are united in the quest to find the best place to get school supplies.

 Having trouble deciding which places to get school supplies? In this guide, we present a list of the 10 best places to shop for school supplies online. Below, you’ll find out which retailers offer the best deals for back to school, where to go for stylish custom-made supplies, and who offers the cheapest school supplies.

1. Target

Target obviously needs no introduction, but one thing you may not know about them is that they have the best selection of school supplies. Through partnerships with dozens of top school supply companies like Post-It, Pilot, Bic, and Crayola, Target sells literally thousands of school products.

There are two ways to shop the Target website for school supplies. The conventional way is to order everything online and then pick up in-store or with contactless curbside delivery. The second option is with Target’s exclusive School List Assist. Just tell Target the name of your or your child’s school, choose your classes, and Target will instantly match that list to items you can buy now. 

2. Walmart

Walmart is known for its affordability, and this is certainly the case when it comes to its selection of school supplies. Walmart sells products from dozens of top school supply manufacturers. Another great thing about Walmart is its strength in categories like calculators, arts & crafts, and musical instruments. 

The Walmart school supplies page is incredibly user friendly. You can shop by grade (pre-school, elementary school, middle school, or high school), category, or brand. There’s even a section highlighting $1, $2, and $3 school supplies.

3. Amazon 

Amazon sells more product categories than any other retailer, so it’s no surprise it also excels at school supplies. Like the other websites mentioned so far, it has products in virtually every category and from all the top brands. 

Of course, what makes Amazon such a great place for buying school supplies is that it’s, well… Amazon. Nowhere else can you buy school supplies using Amazon Prime’s same-day shipping. And no other school supplies website makes it as easy as Amazon to build and save your back-to-school shopping list.

4. Staples

Staples is the place for office supplies, which by definition makes it a great place for school supplies. However, the reason we included Staples on this list is because of its office furniture, e.g. desks, chairs, and lighting. If your or your child’s school is teaching remotely this year, then Staples is the best place for setting up a home study area. It’s also a good place for furnishing a college dorm.

The Staples website is incredibly user-friendly. On the back-to-school page, you’ll see options to search by grade, product type, and a bunch of other categories. The Stables website will even tell you what you need, just by entering your zip code, school, and class. Staples offers three convenient pickup/delivery options: free delivery with no minimum purchase amount, curbside pickup, or in-store pickup.

5. Bed Bath & Beyond