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Some 85% of American parents plan to use a smartphone to help with their back-to-school shopping this year, according to a recent report from Retale.

The report was based on data from a survey of 1,000 parents in the United States conducted in July 2016.

The most common mobile shopping activities listed by respondents are comparing prices (65% use their smartphones to do so) and searching for coupons/deals (62%).

Those are followed by creating shopping lists (53%), checking store hours (52%), researching products (49%), accessing saved coupons (48%), finding nearby store locations (48%), checking product reviews (43%), and buying directly from their device (42%).

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Ayaz Nanji is a digital strategist and a co-founder of ICW Media, a marketing agency specializing in content and social media services for tech firms. He is also a research writer for MarketingProfs. He has worked for Google/YouTube, the Travel Channel, AOL, and the New York Times.

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