- Booths start on Valentine’s Day. Have themed ribbon and cards at your booth and pre-package bundles (example: Chocolate lovers bundle)
- When you arrive at your booth, “Check-In” on Facebook so your friends know where you are selling cookies.
- 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.
- Hand out homemade thank you notes and include an adult contact in case the customer wants to order more cookies.
- 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.
- 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.
- Get creative in your signs, pitch, and booth. Check out Bling Your Booth Contest.
- Hand out some printed cookie recipes to customers. Checkout Pinterest page or www.littlebrowniebakers.com.
- Open a couple of boxes to have some samples (you will have to pay for these cookies).
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Find all your resources for GSGCF Cookies here.