Ways to Sell Popcorn
There are three options to sell popcorn: traditional take-order sales, sell online to friends and family out of town, and show-and-sell (and wagon sales). All sales count towards prizes.
1. Take-Order Sales
Scouts go door-to-door with the take-order form. Sales begin after the unit kick-off (TBD). Customers can write their orders on the form. Scouts should collect the money when the popcorn is ordered (checks are to be made out to the unit). Popcorn will be picked up by the unit representative date to be determined.
Take Order Form
2. Online Sales - Spring and Fall Popcorn Sales
Selling online is the best way to sell to friends and family who live far away. Participants can send emails to friends and family asking them to purchase products online. The email includes a link allowing them to begin shopping right away. Customers can pay with a credit card, and the products are shipped directly to the customer, contact-free! The advantage of online sales is that Scouts don't have to collect money or deliver products.
Scouts who had a previous online account with Trail's End can use their existing login. Scouts who are new to selling may register for an online account.
Register for a Scout Account
3. Show-n-Sell and Wagon Sales
Show-n-sell is similar to take-order sales, except Scouts have the popcorn in hand to sell to customers. All units are eligible to participate if they agree to the terms stated in the commitment order form. Packs, troops, and crews can request permission to sell in front of a retail store or chartered organization. Show-n-sell should not replace traditional take-order sales. Unlike in previous years, there is no minimum order amount to place your Show-n-Sell order. Show-n-sell and add-ons must be ordered as whole cases. Orders are non-refundable.
Wagon sales is another great way of selling for Scouts. It's a combination of the show-n-sell and take-order methods. The Scout takes actual products door to door in their neighborhoods to sell and is like a show-n-sell table on wheels. There is little risk as any unsold popcorn is rolled into traditional, take-order sales.
Show-n-sell popcorn is picked up by the unit representative on August 12, 2023. For pick-up times, contact the district popcorn kernel. Weekly replenishment orders are available with no minimum requirements.
Order Show-n-Sell (opens in July)
Popcorn Distribution (take-order pick up)
Every unit should send one or more representatives to pick up the popcorn order for the entire unit. Units need to bring full payment (unit check or money order) and a list of the top three sellers and the amounts sold. Remember to bring a large enough vehicle to hold all the popcorn (loading tips).
Council Popcorn Committee
For more information, contact your district popcorn kernel or district executive.
Helpful Loading Tips
|* 25 cases or less will fit into most standard 4-door sedans
||* Most truck boxes will hold between 25 - 50 cases
|* Up to 40 cases will fit into most SUV's (e.g., Explorer, Blazer)
||* A topper or a tarp is strongly suggested for truck boxes
|* Up to 60 cases will fit into most minivans with no seats
||* For orders larger than 75 cases, enclosed trailers are best
|* Up to 75 cases will fit into a Suburban with no seats
||* Product Weight and Dimensions