A new online service makes back-to-school shopping hassle free.
It's something not every parent looks forward to, battling the crowds, not finding the right materials or not finding any at all. One parent found a way to make shopping for school supplies easier for all parents.
As some students dread heading back to school, many parents probably dread the back-to-school shopping. Especially for all the supplies required by the schools.
John Kim, a father of three, knows how difficult shopping for supplies can be.
"I have two older daughters, I had to buy their school supplies every single year and every single year we do the same thing, drive from store to store, parking, stand in long lines, I said there's got to be an easier way to do this," said Kim.
He founded School Tools Ohana, a Web-based company that's run out of his Waipahu home.
"I have majority of all the school supplies that's required by the schools, the prices are competitive, I have everything in stock."
What's unique about this site is that it provides pre-packaged school supply kits for each specific school, grade and class.
And he makes free delivery, sometimes door-to-door, for packages more than $50.
Something he says his customers appreciate.
"They're really happy, when I drop off the box to them or package, this is a wonderful idea."
An idea that once took off out of frustration, is now a blessing for many parents.