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Shopping During Coronavirus Had People Searching for Graduation Supplies and Outdoor Fun

Shopping During Coronavirus Had People Searching for Graduation Supplies and Outdoor Fun

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As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, people are spending a lot of time at home doing a myriad of activities. One of the more popular ones is searching and shopping on the internet. Here are some of the top trending retail categories during the coronavirus pandemic according to Google data. 

Leis

Leis

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Graduations have been canceled as a result of coronavirus to keep students, teachers and faculty socially distanced. But by giving leis to students who have graduated, people are still finding ways to show their affection to recent grads. Searches for leis were up 200% in May.

Towable rafts and tubes

Towable rafts and tubes

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Some states have loosened coronavirus restrictions and as a result, people are looking forward to and shopping for the possibility of going to outdoor recreation areas and spending some time in the water. Searches for towable rafts and tubes were up 100%.

 

Windshield covers

Windshield covers

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June is the start of the summer season, and people are looking for ways to keep cool. Searches for windshield covers were up 100%.

Outdoor umbrella bases

Outdoor umbrella bases

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It’s getting warmer outside and people are going to want to enjoy the beautiful weather. To keep the sun from beating down too hot during outdoor gatherings, people need an umbrella base to hold those umbrellas. Searches were up 100%.

Salon chairs

Salon chairs

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Not everyone has decided to cut their hair at home, some barbershops are opening and salon chairs are needed to serve customers. Searches were up 100%.

Paddleboards

Paddleboards

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People are starting to go to the beaches and enjoy themselves. Paddleboards are common objects used at pools and beaches. Searches were up 100%.

Water parks and slides

Water parks and slides

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You can still have fun with water while at home. Inflatable water slides make for a great backyard activity for kids. Searches were up 100%.

Rashguards

Rashguards

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Sun poisoning is no fun and rashguards can help protect from the sun’s harmful rays. Searches for rashguards were up 100%.

Play sprinklers

Play sprinklers

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Kids love playing with water and this fun throwback summer activity is perfect for any yard. Searches for play sprinklers were up 90%.

Vehicle boat racks

Vehicle boat racks

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People are ready to plan ahead for trips to some of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Searches for vehicle boat racks were up 90%.

Roller skates

Roller skates

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Riding a bike is not the only active way to get around — some people opt for roller skates instead. Searches were up 90%.

Pool liners

Pool liners

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While a lot of public pools still have restrictions, people may be opting for their own backyard pools, and pool liners are needed to retain the water within the swimming pool and to provide a decorative look. Searches were up 90%.

Life jackets

Life jackets

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Life jackets are used as a way to keep your family safe at the pool. Whether at your home or at a public beach, life jackets are important for safety. Searches for life jackets were up 90%.

Swimming pools

Swimming pools

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During the summer, people love being in the water. Some do not want to risk going to a public pool, so they are putting swimming pools in their own backyards. Searches for swimming pools were up 80%.

Wakeboards

Wakeboarding

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Wakeboarding is a fun summer activity that people love doing in lake towns across America. Searches for wakeboards were up 80%.

Air conditioners

Air conditioners

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It’s only getting hotter as we get closer to the summer season, and people are doing their best to make sure they are cool inside, with searches for air conditioners up 80%.

Dehumidifiers

Dehumidifiers

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Spring is when people with allergies suffer the most, and dehumidifiers are a great way to cleanse the air as they help maintain preferred — and healthy — humidity levels within your space. Searches were up 80%.

Evaporative coolers

Evaporative coolers

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Another way people are trying to stay cool as temperatures warm up outside is through evaporative coolers, a device that cools air through the evaporation of water. Searches were up 80%.

Pool skimmers

Pool skimmers

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For families with their own pool, they need pool skimmers to clean the surface. Searches for pool skimmers were up 80%.

Pool covers and ground cloths

Pool covers and ground cloths

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More pool accessories rising to the top. Pool covers are a good way to keep leaves, dirt and other outside objects out of your pool. These seasonal searches were up 80%.

Shaving cream

Shaving cream

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Not everyone will be able to give themselves a good haircut while in quarantine, but for the men with thick beards, they can still shave. Searches for shaving cream were up 80%.

Pool floats

Pool floats

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Pool floats are great for people who would rather relax in the pool than swim. Searches for fun floaties were up 80%.

Skin insect repellent

Skin insect repellent

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People are trying to find ways to enjoy themselves outside the house during social distancing. But mosquitos will not be forgiving. Skin insect repellent searches were up 70%.

Air conditioner accessories

Air conditioner accessories

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People are looking for any way to stay cool during the warm-weather months of spring and summer. Many are searching for a portable AC window kit to close the gap in an open window and direct hot air outside. These searches were up 70%.

Vehicle storage covers

Vehicle storage covers

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Many people are venturing away from home only to do essential shopping, so people are looking for effective ways to put their Jet Skis or other vehicles away if they are not going to be of use. Searches for vehicle storage covers were up 70%.

Pool cleaners

Pool cleaners

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While at home, many people are searching for ways to clean everything they own, and their pool is no exception. Pool cleaner searches were up 70%.

Pool cleaner hoses

Pool cleaner hoses

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Using a pool hose or vacuum is one of the cleaning solutions that people are searching for to clean their pools. These searches were up 70%.

Greeting and notecards

Greeting and notecards

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Physical contact is being discouraged during the coronavirus pandemic and as a result, people are searching for other forms of communication. Greeting cards are a great way to show your appreciation for people while at home. These searches were up 70%.

Motorboats

Motorboats

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Motorboats offer a way to do something fun while still social distancing. Searches were up 70%.

Vehicle bicycle racks

Vehicle bicycle racks

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If you want to take a scenic bike ride, then you probably need a way to transport your bike there. Searches for vehicle bicycle racks were up 70%.

Kayaks

Kayaks

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Whether it’s for fishing or just for fun, people are searching for kayaks that they can use on a summer vacation they are planning. Searches for kayaks were up 70%.

Sleeping pads

Sleeping pads

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Camping is a good way to travel while still social distancing and as a result, people are searching for ways to get a good night’s sleep on their camping trips. Searches for sleeping pads were up 70%.

Outdoor umbrellas and sunshades

Outdoor umbrellas and sunshades

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For those who want to spend their time on their patio looking at gorgeous sunsets, they’ll need protection from the sun, which is why many people are searching for sunshades and outdoor umbrellas. These searches were up 60%.

Travel trailers

Travel trailers

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Many people still want to travel amid the coronavirus pandemic, and as a result, people are searching for travel trailers that are good for recreational travel. Searches for travel trailers were up 70%.

Pool and spa filters

Pool and spa filters

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To keep your pools and spas clean, filters trap particles of dirt. These searches were up 70%.

Sunscreen

Sunscreen

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No matter what activities you get into this summer, it’s important to make sure your skin is protected from the sun, which is why sunscreen searches were up 60%.

Beach towels

Beach towels

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People are ready to go to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and take their favorite beach towels with them. Searches for beach towels were up 60%.

Sneeze guards

Sneeze guards

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Sneeze guards will be a big part of how college classrooms will change in the fall to prevent the spread of germs. Searches for them were up 60%.

Outdoor misting systems

Outdoor misting systems

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People are searching for a way to keep themselves cool as the weather warms up and a misting system is a great way to do so. Searches for these systems were up 60%.

Outdoor storage boxes

Outdoor storage boxes

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The coronavirus pandemic has afforded many people the time and opportunity to clean and organize their homes. Storage boxes are a great way to put things away or to create space in your home, and searches were up 60%. Looking for more ways to improve your home? Check out these DIY home maintenance tips.  

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