For the first time, the Girl Scouts will partner with the Grubhub grocery delivery service to deliver their beloved cookies, which their members sell annually to support youth programs and activities.
The partnership becomes theto sell cookies securely through contactless pickup and delivery during the pandemic.
Those who would like to try the cookies and support the organization, but do not know a Girl Scout personally, can order the cookies online from February 1st, the organization said in a press release on Tuesday.
“We pride ourselves on the resourceful way that Girl Scouts run their cookie businesses safely and use their revenues to make the world a better place,” said Judith Batty, interim CEO of GSUSA, in a statement in the newspaper Week.
Pandemic restrictions on personal cookie sales helped the girls develop their business skills. They had to “use innovative sales tactics and move to new business methods when things don’t go according to plan,” added Batty.
Grubhub offers the collection or delivery of cookies in select cities from a growing list of states, including Alabama, Florida, Indiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Texas.
It’s also an experiment in e-commerce for squad members five and older learning how to manage inventory and track and fulfill orders using Grubhub’s back-end technology – just like howNew to online platforms had to learn to do this during the pandemic.
Grubhub oftenFor charging too high a fee to serve customers, all fees will be waived for the Girl Scouts so that the organization will receive 100% of the proceeds from their cookie sales, according to the announcement.
“GSUSA is grateful to Grubhub for waiving all fees to the organization to enable this new delivery option for sale without reducing troop and council revenues,” said a press release from the organization.
Online ordering via Grubhub starts on February 14th. Online ordering via the Girl Scouts’ Digital Cookie Platform starts on February 1st.
To find out if Grubhub is delivering Girl Scout cookies in your area, you can enter your zip code on a special page on the website. To find contactless cookie stands near you, visit www.girlscoutcookies.org or send COOKIES to 59618 (message and data rates may apply) or download the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app.