Informing everyone about all the new cookie flavors, then invite others to check them out and asks them to tell friends.
– Daniella, Junior
Always set your goal higher than you did before, and work hard to achieve it. That way, you can set a vision in your head of where you want to go so you can keep selling more and more cookies, until you finally get to the best that you can be.
– Sofie, Cadette
By Alyssa T. Girl Reporter
I went to the Fall Top Seller Carnival in the Low Desert on Saturday, January 16, 2016. This carnival celebrates the girls who sold the most during the Fall Product sales. Helpful volunteers came in to start up the event, and Top Sellers from all over the Low Desert came in to participate. There were carnival games like bowling, bean bag toss, skee-ball, and many others. While the Scouts munched on cotton candy and had a good time, they got tickets and were able to get a few things from the prize booth, which made all the girls happy.
While there, I interviewed a few girls on how they sold Fall Products and how those strategies could also work for the upcoming Cookie Sale season. One of the people I interviewed was Jessica, a Brownie from Troop 2011. She is setting her sights on selling 600 boxes of cookies this year, which gets you to an art class. Jessica gets new customers by, “informing everyone about all the new cookie flavors, then invites others to check them out and asks them to tell friends.”
I also interviewed Daniella, a Junior Juliette, who is a Girl Scout who sells with no troop but with an adult mentor. She gave me a few more tips on cookie selling. Daniella’s top selling strategy was going door-to-door to sell cookies, and being friendly with people. She sets her goals by working towards the best she can be and moving along as a Girl Scout, so she can sell 2000 boxes this year, which will get her a Disney VIP tour! It may seem like an impossible task but it has been done before and anyone else can do it too, if you put your mind to it. Daniella also gave great advice to other Girl Scouts on how to do this achievement; her advice is to simply “be kind,”the essence of the Girl Scout Law: to be friendly, honest, and helpful.
Along with Daniella and Jessica, I also had a chance to interview Sofie, a Cadette from Troop 111. She gives guidance on how to persuade reluctant customers, by reminding them that, “they can donate to I Care and that cookies can make for great presents!” Sofie also gives insight on how to reach new heights with selling when she said, “always set your goal higher than you did before, and work hard to achieve it. That way, you can set a vision in your head of where you want to go so you can keep selling more and more cookies, until you finally get to the best that you can be.”
It was great interviewing some of the top achieving Fall Product sellers. Hopefully their pointers and tips can help increase your sales goals this year!