Back to school brings Warwick business boom
BACK to school fever is bringing a welcome rush to Warwick businesses.
Hynes Newsagency on 110 Palmerin street has the store decked out and ready to fill book list orders from every school in town.
Owner, Paul Hynes was grateful for his loyal customers who come back year after year.
“With the internet, there’s still no noticeable cutback and we have good, loyal customers,” he said.
“Maybe in the secondary schools technology and stationary have changed but a lot of primary use exercise books and coloured pencils and that sort of stuff and they’re coming here for it still.”
Recognising it’s one of the biggest sale periods of the year, Mr Hynes prepares well in advance for the back to school rush.
“We go to all the schools at the end of the year and find out what they’re all going to need so we can order it in with plenty of time,” he said.
Danny Lyons, owner of Danny Lyons sport on 157 Palmerin Street, also welcomed the trade and was pleased to say parents are keeping their business local.
“People seem to be shopping local whenever they can, they’ve really been making a conscious effort” he said.
“We’ve been selling heaps of shoes and shorts since after Christmas.”
Mr Hynes warned customers to get in quick to avoid the stress.
“A lot of parents drop in their book list and we make it all up and get it ready to go for whenever they want to come back,” he said.
“This is a good idea if you ae going on holidays or don’t want to leave it too late.”
Queensland schools will return for Term 1 on January 28.