A lot of moms are finally transitioning back into the workforce after giving birth, and some even after raising their child. The one career that sticks out is nursing. With a rise of 36% in demand by 2020 and a high salary, it’s easy to see why people are choosing nursing for their career.
Nursing demand is just going to continue to rise as the population ages.
But one thing that doesn’t need to break the bank is nursing uniforms. We’re seeing people choosing new, hip uniforms that are stylish, practical and comfortable all at the same time.
Nurses are finding ways to make these uniforms affordable by:
Looking for Seasonal Deals and Older Fashion
A lot of nurses are finding that fashion in the nursing field is a lot like normal fashion: trends change rapidly. You’ll find that a lot of deals are seasonal, and this is especially true with the winter and summer seasons.
If you want to find the best deals, be sure to check clothing outlets around the time that the seasons change.
These retailers need to make room for new merchandise, so what they’ll do is heavily discount any items, including medical scrubs, that they have on their store shelves.
Seek Out Bulk Discounts
Bulk discounts are available, and you’re going to need a lot of medical scrubs anyway. Search for sellers online and inquire if they’re willing to offer a bulk discount if you purchase five scrubs at one time.
Now, the bulk discount may not be plausible unless 20 items are being sold.
In this case, find someone who is willing to offer the discount and then solicit your offer, trying to find as many buyers as you need to meet the discount minimum. Others are also trying to save money, so working together as a collective group will provide you with a lot of bargaining power when making your purchase.
You’re far more likely to receive a discount if you’re either willing to buy a plethora of items for yourself or you’re working in a group.
Pay Attention to Shipping Costs
If you’re starting your job in two days and need scrubs, consider purchasing in-person. The reason is that shipping costs can be very high, so even if the scrub is marked down drastically, you’ll still be paying a lot in shipping costs.
Pay close attention to these costs.
A lot of retailers will offer free shipping when you hit a certain threshold, so keep this in mind, too. You may also find online coupons for free shipping that will help keep your costs down.
Loyalty programs are also a possibility, and it’s these programs that will save you with specialty discounts or even percentages off of each purchase you make.
Purchasing online also has its perks, and this is something to consider, too. A lot of online retailers offer steep discounts, unique scrub options and will also offer fast shipping if needed. Search around for the best deals, find a reputable online store, and you’ll be able to save money on the year’s most fashionable scrubs.