Wednesday, December 16, 2015

About Digital Cookie: Consumer FAQs

How do I order cookies from the digital cookie platform?
If you know a Girl Scout- get her to send you a link! Don't know one? Call out cookie locator hotline at (205) 980-4750 x1400 and we'll set you up with a girl in your area! She'll be able to send you a link to order and have the cookies shipped to you. 

What is the Digital Cookie platform and how does it work? 

The iconic Girl Scout Cookie Program you know and love is going beyond the booth and allowing girls to sell in their native digital space by offering them new channels to enhance their cookie sale and new ways to learn twenty-first century business skills. Over 1 million excited Girl Scouts are ready to take their cookie sale to a whole new level! 

In true Girl Scout style, the girls initiate the cookie sale. With the Digital Cookie platform, customers will be able to buy Girl Scout Cookies through one of two digital sales platforms, depending on their area. Some girls will invite friends and family to visit their personalized cookie website, or take in person orders using a mobile app. With these options, customers can place their orders online, pick their delivery method, and pay by credit card. Other girls will take in person orders using a mobile app that allows for credit card processing, direct shipping, and the ability to invite friends and family by email to purchase cookies online. 

Are you taking door-to-door sales away?
Door-to-door sales are here to stay! Far from replacing the traditional cookie program, the Digital Cookie platform expands and enhances a girl’s experience by giving her a fun new way to learn twenty-first-century skills while providing another way to sell cookies. So this cookie season, depending on your location, a Girl Scout could approach you through a door-to-door sale, at a booth sale with a digital device, or through an email invitation to visit her Digital Cookie website.

Where does the money from the Digital Cookie platform sales go? 
As with the traditional Girl Scout Cookie Program, 100 percent of the net revenue earned from cookie sales will remain with the Girl Scout council that sponsors the sale. Girls decide how to spend their troop cookie money and reinvest it in their communities through “Take Action” projects and learning experiences, including travel. As a result, customers who purchase Girl Scout Cookies are not only getting a delicious treat—they are also making an important investment in their communities.