Entrepreneurs start at an early age: Girl Scout Cookie Sales
My daughter Savannah has been a proud member of Girls Scouts for six years. I’ve been her leader for five. Troop 40223 is starting of 2013 Cookie PreSales. This means, you pick the cookies you want to eat, donate or give to people from the flavors below. Savannah has been taught by professional members of Women Entrepreneurs of Oregon about sales lead management, lead nurturing, ROI. She attends networking events, gives her 30 second pitch about her mission, position and asks for the order. She keeps her sales sheets from previous years to follow up with her annual customers. They know her, they ask about her in the grocery store. She remembers them and makes that annual connection. After the order, she follows through by delivering them with a hand-written thank you note of appreciation. Valuable lessons she is learning early. I don’t tell her all of those sales lead management terms – I just talk to her about follow up and being polite, remembering the people from last year. Tell us how many boxes and then when we deliver them at the beginning of February, you’ll pay us then. Pretty easy, huh? You can also use the form at the right and DONATE boxes to our local area shelters and the military serving our country.
$4/box due when we deliver, unless you are donating or want them mailed. Checks can be made to Girl Scouts with “cookies from Savannah” in the memo. We have to charge for shipping since the troop only makes $1/box. She has a one case minimum for shipping, otherwise it costs too much for the customer. She researched the break even point and when it is just too silly to bother. You can use PayPal on the troop website: http://ortroop223.com