Back-to-School in Just One Shop

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First website offering comprehensive service launched summer 2008. Thousands of school essentials available online. Best prices, next day shipping.

Onestopschoolshop.ie is a brand-new Irish web site stocking 1,000's of school essentials. Sharon McCready a mother of 3 school going children who was frustrated with the hassle of getting all her children's school requirements decided that there had to be an easier way. Being a seasoned on line shopper herself Sharon investigated the options available on the web and was surprised to find no site offering the full range of products. One Stop School Shop was born. Sharon then enlisted the help of her friend Linda Laird, mother of 2 to make her business idea a reality. 63% of parents they surveyed in the pre launch research found that it took a visit to at least 3 different shops to find all your back-to-school requirements and 37% of parents surveyed visited 4 + shops to complete the process.

This coupled with their own personal experience of going to one shop for uniforms, another shop for sports items, somewhere else for stationery, tired children, no parking and traffic drove Sharon and Linda to make the business idea a reality.

Onestopschoolshop.ie was launched in May this year and provides everything you need for back-to-school students from Montessori through to leaving certificate. The on line shop stocks uniforms (jackets, jumpers, pinafores/skirts, shirts, socks, ties, tracksuits, trousers, aertex tops) Bags/Lunch Boxes, Stationery, Reference Books (dictionary, atlas, early learning, tables, spellings etc) Footwear, Sports, Outdoor Wear, Gifts and Birthday ideas, Personalisation & Nametags.

Prices are deliberately competitive, shipping is fast and efficient (next day for in-stock items), the site is easy to navigate and provides a high level of detail on each item making the shopping experience easy and convenient. Delivery is free on orders over €100.

Another key feature of our business is that all items are available throughout the year and not just at busy back-to-school time. It's very frustrating to need a pair of socks or a school shirt and not be able to find them or have to travel miles just to get them. High street retailers tend to stock up during the busy period and repeat purchases outside of this time can be troublesome for parents said Sharon.

Recognising also, the cost associated with school clothes the site offers a facility to submit high value items such as coats and school blazers for sale second hand.
There is also a savings club where parents can save money over the course of the year to help with the cost of back-to-school. http://www.onestopschoolshop.ie is the only on line school shop with this comprehensive offering.

Nothing is a problem for us - customised uniforms and sports-wear can be organised and onsite visits and fitting days arranged for schools said Sharon. We would be delighted to meet with Schools and PTA's to discuss their requirements and can offer onsite visits and fitting days in schools. One Stop School Shop welcomes all enquiries through our site or on freephone 1800 611 711.

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