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Scout Tips for a Successful Popcorn Sale in 2016

  • SET YOUR POPCORN GOAL AND CREATE YOUR PLAN TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOAL.

  • SET UP YOUR ACCOUNT TO SELL POPCORN ONLINE.  Verify your account information is linked to Northern Lights Council and the correct District & Unit.  Send email requests to family and friends.  Tip: Send the first email to yourself, and then forward one you customize making sure it contains your link so they can buy from you.

  • ALWAYS wear your uniform. Everybody loves to support a Scout in uniform.

  • WEAR a smile and introduce yourself.

  • ALWAYS act like a Scout and be polite and courteous. 

  • ALWAYS tell your customers why you are selling.

  • ALWAYS sell in pairs or with an adult.

  • NEVER sell after dark unless you are with an adult.

  • ALWAYS walk on the sidewalk and driveway.  NOT through the yard.  WATCH for traffic.

  • DON’T carry large amounts of cash with you. 

  • NEVER enter anyone’s house.

  • REMEMBER to always have 2 pens with you and make sure you keep your Take-Order form as neat as possible.

  • STATISTICS show 3 out of 5 houses buy Trail’s End Popcorn when asked.

  • NOT every house will buy so do not become discouraged.

  • KNOW all the different types of popcorn products you are selling.

  • SUGGEST MILITARY DONATIONS.  Remind individuals about military donations, especially if they state they have already purchased or not able to eat popcorn.

  • KNOW the date when you will be delivering the popcorn to your customers.

  • THE MORE PEOPLE YOU ASK -  THE MORE PEOPLE WILL BUY.

  • PUT popcorn sale articles in your school, church, and community bulletins and newsletters.

  • TAKE PART in Unit “Blitz Day”. 

  • REMIND your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and neighbors what a great gift Trail’s End Popcorn makes for teachers, friends, co-workers, etc.  Also, let them know how quickly it runs out and to buy enough from you to last them until next year.

  • ASK your friends at your place of worship if they would like to buy some Trail’s End popcorn.

  • WRITE a thank you note and place a copy of it on all the Trail’s End popcorn you deliver and let everyone know how much you appreciate their support.  (This will benefit you next year when you call on them.)  Remember to say “Thank You” when you hand deliver it.

  • KEEP your Take Order forms so you can call on these people again next year.  People will remember how polite and courteous you were, the nice thank you note they received, and the Trail’s End popcorn that they did not buy enough of!

  • MAKE UP CUSTOMER CONTACT CARDS.  Let customers know how to contact you for more orders and how they are able to order popcorn from you online.  EXAMPLE:  Thank you for your Popcorn Order.  To order more contact: Troop 123, John Doe, 701-293-5011. www.trails-end.comExternal Link (Scout's online line)
  • ALWAYS SAY “THANK YOU”!

 

 

 

 

 

      

 

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