Girl Scouts Going High Tech
Updated: Thursday, January 30 2014, 08:57 AM EST
Girl Scouts here in the Carolinas are going high tech. They are partnering with Verizon Wireless to boost their cookie sales. On the morning show, District Manager for Verizon, Sarah Schneider, shared how they're doing this.
The new technology promises to help girls manage sales volume, inventory and provide excellent customer service.The free app called COCOMobile App, tracks each girl's sales, progress toward goals, orders and delivery status and informs girls when they near a sales incentive.
The cookie sale is one way in which the Girl Scouts can put the technology to great use, as communication and training can now be done from almost anywhere over the Verizon network. "Mobile technology enables girls to use connected devices they otherwise associate with gaming and social media to increase the success of their personal cookie sale," said Loretta Graham, President/CEO, Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina.
Door-to-door sales extend through March 21. Direct sales at local retail stores like Bi-Lo and WalMart will be on weekends until March 17. At that time, for customers looking to satisfy a sweet tooth, they can use a mobile app called Girl Scout Cookie Finder. Customers enter their zip code and the app will give them the closest location cookies are sold.