Scouts across the country won’t be selling door-to-door this year due to the pandemic.
A new partnership with GrubHub has made it possible for mobile Girl Scout cookie orders in a year during which traditional door-to-door sales are simply not safe.
This mobile commerce app makes it possible for the nationwide fundraiser to continue this year.
The mobile Girl Scout cookie orders ensure that there is a contactless way for the organization to be able to keep up its popular fundraiser. Usually, scouts are sent door-to-door. With the pandemic continuing this year, this has been deemed unsafe in many locations. Therefore, the organization has taken a virtual strategy for its cookie booths.
Grubhub, a food delivery app, partnered with the organization in a number of select cities. This has made it possible for consumers to order the cookies, make their payments and have their purchases delivered contact-free. Grubhub is providing all the order processing, payment and fulfillment.
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This represents the first time that mobile Girl Scout cookie orders have been available in this way.
To place an order in the fundraiser via computer or smartphone, shoppers are being instructed to head to the official Girl Scouts website. From there, they can follow the directions provided in order to locate the troop they wish to support using a ZIP code system. They will then be provided with the chance to choose the cookies they’d like to order, as well as the number of boxes they intend to buy.
To obtain their purchase, they can choose either curbside pickup options, traditional shipping or, in cities where it is available, Grubhub delivery. By partnering up with the Grubhub service, local troop members are provided with useful entrepreneurship experience. They will be able to use online tools to be able to track their orders and manage their inventory through the back-end tech at Grubhub.
In light of the fact that this is a fundraiser, Grubhub has offered to waive all fees for the online and mobile Girl Scout cookie orders. Moreover, free delivery is available for orders of cookies until the end of Valentine’s Day on orders of a minimum of $15.