Pop Rocks- All the Popcorn News that's fit to Pop!
July 13, 2021
Here we go!
From the Popcorn Kickoff Here are the answers to the questions I could not answer:
1. Free Online Shipping: $55 and up
2. When can units claim stores for Show and Sell scheduling from within the Leader Portal? July 19-24
3. If a unit can’t fill a store that they claimed can it be released? Yes. The unit can “delete” and “release ” it and it will be available for other units to claim.
4. After a unit has claimed a store, can the system provide the manager’s name and phone so the unit can contact him/her and confirm attendance details? The unit will be able to see all the details for the store and the shift once they claim it. We have finalized all the details with the store and the unit shouldn’t have to do any confirming, but the info will be there if they want to.
First. Commit Online by June 30:
Units who commit online through the Popcorn Tracker by June 30 will have completed ½ the requirements to get an additional 3% commission in this fall’s Show and Sell/Take Order sales. (The other requirement is to attend one of the Popcorn Kickoff sessions during the July Fall Program Kickoff).
Second. Attend a Trails End Webinar:Trails End has learned that Units who have their Kernel trained end up having a better sale. To that end Trails End has created two sets of Kernel Webinars. One set is for New Kernels and one set if for returning Kernels. Both Sets of webinars have dates for June only. Click the link below and start learning from Trails End how to use their tools to plan and execute an excellent sale. https://www.trails-end.com/webinars
2021 IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Order and Sales
Online Commitment Deadline
Popcorn Kickoff/Fall Program Kickoff
Order #1 (Early Bird)
Early Bird Orders Due Online
Early Bird Distribution
Order #2 (Regular Schedule)
Orders due online
Popcorn Distribution to Units- both warehouses
Popcorn Resupply #1
Popcorn Resupply #2
Mid-Sale Popcorn Payment
Popcorn Resupply #3 and Popcorn Amnesty Day
Popcorn Resupply #4
Popcorn Resupply #5 and Popcorn Return
Final Order (formerly known as Take Order)
Units order due online
Warehouse Open for returns- final day
Payment due & Scout Prizes can be submitted (to get in time for Black Friday!)
Online sales scorekeeping ends for prize calculation. Keep selling though
Take Order Distribution to Units
Take Order Payment Due
$1,500 Club Event
2021 PRODUCT LINE
To help plan your pack or troop budget, please use our program planner for troops and annual budget for packs. This calculator will show your sales goal and sales potential.
- Program planning worksheet/budget and Sales goal calculator – HERE
- Ordering Guide for First Time Kernels – HERE
To help with your unit Kickoff, customize this PowerPoint to your units needs and don’t stress out about recreating everything.
- Unit Kickoff PowerPoint – HERE
90% of all the council popcorn information you will need to know is in the Popcorn Unit Guidebook.
Online Sales The single, safest way for a Scout to sell popcorn in 2021 is through the Online Direct Sale method. This method eliminates any face-to-face contact with the general public, as well as the risk of handling product or cash.
The Online Direct sale is also the safest and easiest method for units, in that there is no handling of product, since popcorn is shipped directly to consumers, and payment for popcorn is received by credit or debit card at the time of the order.
Show & Sell your den, pack or troop gets permission to sell in front of a retail store or in the local mall. You set up a display with products for people to purchase as they walk by.
Take Order the most traditional way to sell popcorn; going door-to-door with the take order form, which you receive from your leader or council.
Show & Deliver you carry Trail’s End popcorn with you to show to your customers as you visit them. The customer is able to select the products he or she wishes to buy from your product selection.
Corporate This is for savvy Scouts! Selling to businesses is a great market to have big sells. Whether the owner buys popcorn as gifts for their employees, or they allow the popcorn to be sold at the lobby or break room.
If you need more details then just the three steps above, here is a PowerPoint that will help you see how easy it is to get $100 extra per Scout for just sending out 10 emails. It can really add up if 100% of your Scouts participate!
- Tutorial on creation of Online sales – HERE
For More Information
Please contact your district kernel, district executive or email firstname.lastname@example.org.