The purpose of booth sales is for the girls to understand the division of labor and teamwork necessary in the success of a small business. By working together on a booth, girls learn how the labors of each individual works toward accomplishing a collective goal. The girls should work together to decide who is responsible for each part of the booth sale process and which shifts they will each cover on the day(s) of the sale.
HOW GIRLS PARTICIPATE IN A BOOTH SALE:
Booth sales must have a minimum of 5 girls (Daisy troops have a minimum of 3 girls) participating in the development and running of the booth. It is recommended that they all be from the same troop. Girls who are not participating in the Troop Pathway can participate in booth sales by:
• joining with their local troop in their booth sale
• work with their Pathway Coordinator in creating a booth sale made up of a team of at least 5 girls from alternative Pathways: events, camp, series, virtual and travel.
There will be no exceptions to this rule. Booth sales by individual girls are not allowed.
BOOTH REGISTRATION: All cookie booths will be registered in advance with the Community Product Sale Coordinator.
COOKIE RETURN POLICY: Within 1 business day of the booth sale, up to 25% (rounding up to the next full case) of the cookies checked out may be returned in unopened, same-flavor cases only.
How many cookies should I order for a booth sale? The best-selling varieties are Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-Si-Dos and Trefoils. The amount you sell at a booth sale will vary depending on location, day and time of sale. Ask your CPSC for advice.
CREDIT CARD SALES: GSGWM allows troops to accept credit card sales. Troop leaders will need to secure their own credit card swiper and credit card processing account, independent of Council. You can find more information by searching for “credit card swipers” in any search engine.
BLING YOUR BOOTH 2013: Details on this year’s Bling Your Booth Competition!
Step 1: Pick a busy place and time! Contact your Community Product Sales Coordinator for suggestions about a fantastic location for your troop’s booth sale.
Step 2: Stock Up! Check out plenty of cookies and take orders to deliver later if you run out. Remember, full cases of cookies may be returned to the Cupboard, after your booth sale, within one business day of checking them out.
Step 3: Advertise! It pays to advertise! Involve the girls in brainstorming ways to attract customers to your cookie booth. Place posters announcing your upcoming booth sale around town in places seen by many people.
Step 4: Recruit Adult Help! It is important to have enough adults present to insure the safety of the girls. Check Cookie Product Sale Safety Activity Checkpoints for the standards and procedures that apply to booth sales.
Step 5: Be Prepared! Practice sales techniques with the girls. Know the detailed info about each of the cookie. Brush up on money-handling skills. Remind the girls to wear their uniform!
Safety First at Booth Sales
Be sure girls and adults understand and follow these safety rules.