Friday, December 5, 2014

News: You Can Now Buy Girl Scout Cookies Online

Uh oh. This is not good.
Online Sales for Girl Scout Cookies Are Approved

Girl Scouts are adding digital marketing to their formidable arsenal of charm, cuteness and perseverance to sell millions of boxes of Thin Mints, Samoas and other longtime cookie favorites.

After years of prohibiting Internet sales, the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., the group’s national organization, has approved “Digital Cookie,” a platform for scouts to sell and ship the colorfully boxed cookies to friends and relatives around the country.

The expansion beyond traditional selling strategies like operating booths outside supermarkets, sending order forms into their parents’ workplaces and door-to-door canvassing is expected to increase the nearly $800 million raised in annual cookie sales. More than 80 percent of the two million girl scouts sell cookies every year, for about $4 a box, the national organization said.

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5 comments:

  1. Oh dear. The Thin Mints are my downfall. Once you start, you can't stop.

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    1. You do know Nestle makes a Thin Mint candy bar, right?

      Also, Tagalongs and Samoas too.

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    2. Holy shit holy shit holy shit, just found out they also make Nesquik Thin Mint flavored milk...and it's low-fat. Just what I'll need to wash down a metric fuckton of the cookies and candy bars. Diabetes here I come!

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  2. I guess since I'll no longer be shamed by having to look at real life people selling me the cookies it's gonna be sweatpants for life.

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  3. Now there will be no shame to my habit of amassing cases of Samoas to get through the winter.

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