10 Easy Cookie Selling Tips

  1. Booths start on Valentine’s Day. Have themed ribbon and cards at your booth and pre-package bundles (example: Chocolate lovers bundle)c.2.5_bundlesofbliss
  2. When you arrive at your booth, “Check-In” on Facebook so your friends know where you are selling cookies.
  3. Share GSGCF Facebook or other related cookie images on social media and encourage your friends to share too! Also, share the cookie locator link and app as much as possible: www.girlscoutcookies.org.
  4. Hand out homemade thank you notes and include an adult contact in case the customer wants to order more cookies.
  5. Show your fun and charitable goals at your booth and have a goal chart or a countdown so customers can see how close you are to your goals.
  6. Promotion! Create yard signs, door hangers, car magnets, business cards, and decorate your car to get the word out that your Girl Scout has cookies.
  7. Get creative in your signs, pitch, and booth. Check out Bling Your Booth ContestRachel Grothers Troop, Sarasota Pic 2
  8. Hand out some printed cookie recipes to customers. Checkout Pinterest page or www.littlebrowniebakers.com.
  9. Open a couple of boxes to have some samples (you will have to pay for these cookies).
  10. Remind them that cookies are here once a year. Towards the end of the sale, remind customers they need to order before it’s too late. “One more week.” “Last day of cookies.”

Updates and Important Dates:
– Taste of Home is sponsoring The National Girl Scout Cookie Recipe contest (bonus tip #11. Share this contest with customers!). See all the details here.
– Don’t forget to enter the National Bling Your Booth Contest. Six troops nationally will win $500 per troop!
– Cookie Boss Twitter Party is February 25, 2015 at 9pm. Join the conversation using #cookieboss and #gno.
– National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend is February 27-March 1st. We are looking to share your #cookieboss stories. Email marketing@gsgcf.org.
– Find all your resources for GSGCF Cookies here.

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