Cookie Selling Tips and TricksJanuary 23, 2017
By: Ga Ming West, Marketing Coordinator
What’s your goal this cookie season, Girl Scout? Whether you’re looking to use cookie proceeds to fund a community service project or take a trip to explore a new city, we’re here to help you succeed! Here’s five cookie selling tips and tricks to help boost your sales!
- Sage Credit Card Swipers
No cash? No problem! Sign up to get a free Sage Credit Card Swiper so you can take debit or credit card purchases when you’re out selling cookies!
- Operation Cookie Drop
Let your customers know how they can participate in our council-wide service project! Through Operation Cookie Drop, we bring a sweet taste of home to military men and women deployed far from home through cookie donations. Don’t forget, you can earn a patch after you’ve collected 15 boxes!
- Buy 5
The Cookie Program only runs from January 14 – March 5, but your customers can have the chance to enjoy our delicious cookies all year-round through our Buy 5 program! For every 5 boxes bought during a single purchase, customers will receive a certificate to register online for six chances to win our Buy 5 drawing.
- Spread the Word
Let your friends, family, and community know about your cookie business! You can write an article to share with your school, local shops, neighborhood, and places of worship. And don’t forget to use COCOdirect and COCOmobile’s e-commerce platforms to create a digital storefront, send emails about important cookie dates and offerings, and share on social media with your parent/caregiver’s permission to help get the word out and boost your sales!
- Don’t Be Shy!
Girl Scout Mariam T. encourages cookie sellers to interact with their customers. “Don’t be shy to speak to your customer and find out what flavor they want to buy.” It’s also a good idea to follow up with your customers before the Cookie Program ends to check and see if they want to re-order.
Happy selling, Girl Scouts! Got any cool tips and trick you’d like to share? Share your cookie stories with us!