The 2018 Super Sellers Q&A

cookie graphWith a brand new cookie season here for 2019, it’s fun to reflect on our past accomplishments! For many Girl Scouts, cookie season is a way to branch out of comfort zones, bond with troops, and learn new skills. The Girl Scout Cookie Program is built around five skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. Troops work together to set their goals for the season, and plan what fun adventures they will experience with their sale proceeds.

Cookie Super Sellers are Girl Scouts that sell 500 boxes or more – that’s a lot of Thin Mints! Here is how are our 2018 Super Sellers stacked up by city!

We asked some of these Girl Scouts how they were able to accomplish their biggest goals, and they shared their best selling tips with us!

aleyahAleyah Paulsell, Girl Scout for 8 years

Q: What have you learned from selling cookies?

A: “I’ve learned to never give up, because if you give up you won’t reach your goal.”

Q: What are your top three strategies when it comes to selling cookies?”

A: “Smile big, have a good location, and to ask nicely.”

Q: How does it feel when you make a cookie sale?”

A: “It feels like you’ve succeeded at something you love.”

 

img_1636Anneliese Wong, Girl Scout for 8 years

Q: What have you learned from selling cookies?

A: “I’ve learned how to be a leader, set goals, and manage my time.”

Q: What are your top three strategies when it comes to selling cookies?

A: “To ask my family and friends, always have cookies on hand (and in the car), and do door-to-door sales.”

Q: What is the most fun part about selling cookies?

A: “Interacting with people!”

 

clara photoClara Ainsworth, Girl Scout for 5 years

Q: What have you learned from selling cookies?

A: “I have learned to be more personable and outgoing. I have also learned to look people in the eyes.”

Q: What are your top three strategies when it comes to selling cookies?

A: “One, go door-to-door. Two, know your cookie types and names. Three, be yourself and smile!”

Q: What is the most fun part about selling cookies?

A: “Getting to know everyone in my neighborhood, and gaining new friends and acquaintances.”

 

img_8956Ella Webb, Girl Scout for 3 years

Q: What have you learned from selling cookies?

A: “The most important thing I learned from selling cookies is that I’m in control of my destiny.”

Q: What are your top three strategies when it comes to selling cookies?

A: “One, don’t be shy. Two, try to upsell. Three, always say ‘thank you’ or ‘have a nice day’ even if someone doesn’t buy cookies.”

Q: How does it feel when you make a cookie sale?

A: “I feel a great sense of pride when I make a cookie sale on my own.”

 

layla 3Layla Owen, Girl Scout for 7 years

Q: What have you learned from selling cookies?

A: “I’ve learned money management, hard work, and dedication.”

Q: What are your top three strategies when it comes to selling cookies?

A: “To be polite and nice, offer the 4 boxes for $20 deal, and always have extra cookies when you deliver.”

Q: What is the most fun part about selling cookies?

A: “Making a sale, because you’re one step closer to your goal.”

 

2018-12-10 12.34.45Skyler Metcalf, Girl Scout for 7 years

Q: What have you learned from selling cookies?

A: “That I can set a high goal and reach it! I’ve also learned it’s important to keep track of inventory and make sure I have enough change on hand. People want to buy from a friendly, happy Girl Scout, so I always smile and say ‘thank you!’”

Q: What are your top 3 strategies when it comes to selling cookies?

A: “One, make payments easy! Take Paypal, Venmo, credit cards, cash and check! Two, sell anywhere and everywhere! Three, sell in the evenings and weekends when people are home.”

Q: How does it feel when you make a cookie sale?

A: “Like I have just given them a little box of joy!”

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Does your Girl Scout have some stellar selling tips that they’d like to share? Send them along with your boothing and other cookie photos to media@girlscoutsccc.org! We wish you a fun-filled, exciting, and successful cookie season!