Trying new things is fundamental to the Girl Scout experience. This year, the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio (GSNEO) will lead the charge in using new technology to make it easier for Girl Scout Cookie fans to buy more of their favorite treats: They’ll be using GoPayment to ring up cookie sales by accepting credit cards on their mobile phones.
These Girl Scouts are smart cookies who are getting great training as future entrepreneurs and business leaders. They’re using GoPayment to overcome a common obstacle to making the sale. “We’ve lost out on sales in the past because many potential cookie customers did not carry cash,” says Marianne Love, director of business services for GSNEO. “But that’s all about to change with GoPayment. For the first time ever, we’ll be able to say yes to credit cards and process payments quickly right on our phones. And now that people can pay by credit card, it will make it easier to buy a bundle of cookies to donate to U.S. Troops overseas through our Gift of Caring service project called Operation: Sweet Appreciation.”
Intuit is equipping the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio with its GoPayment mobile payment app, free Intuit Credit Card Readers, and significantly discounted pricing on transaction fees. And, to celebrate the Girl Scouts upcoming 99th anniversary in March, we’re extending this same offer to Girl Scout councils across the country so they can all maximize their cookie sales. Councils and troop leaders can get the same deal by calling Intuit’s GoPayment hotline at 888-650-7267 and requesting the Girl Scout Anniversary special. Make sure to let your favorite Girl Scouts know about this special offer.
Need to know where you can find cookies? Check out the group’s helpful cookie locator at girlscoutcookies.org.