Welcome to the 2020 Trail’s End Popcorn Sale!
Due to the financial impacts of COVID-19 on both the Chester County Council and Trail’s End Popcorn, the sale this year will be conducted a bit differently than in previous years.
The first part will be our Summer Popcorn Sale will begin July 1st and with take orders sale orders due in the Trail’s End system on August 26th. It will consist of Scouts selling two ways- online sales and take order sales (asking customers in-person). Online sales and take order sales done through the Trail’s End App are shipped directly to the customer. Summer take order sale orders will be available for pick-up at Camp Ware on September 11th.
The second part will be our Fall Popcorn Sale will include online sales, take order sales and show and sell sales (storefront sales). Show and sell sale orders will be due on August 26th (units will place this order along with their summer sale take order sale order) and be available for pick-up (with their summer take order sale order) at Camp Ware on September 11th. Fall take order sale orders will be due in the Trail’s End system on October 26th. Fall take order sale orders may be picked up at Camp Ware on November 6th.
Please see additional information below about the Summer and Fall Popcorn Sales.
REGISTER FOR THE SALE
All units participating in the sale must register in the Trail’s End system. Units can REGISTER HERE.
Individual Scouts can also participate in the sale if their unit is not participating. Scouts can REGISTER HERE.
The new Online Direct Sale offers the single, safest way for a Scout to sell popcorn in 2020 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 sale operations two ways. First way – Scouts can build their own fundraising page and share it via text, email or social media. Customers then order from the online store and the products are shipped directly to them. Second way – Scouts use the Trail’s End App to enter orders that they take directly from customers. Products are shipped directly to the customer.
The Online Direct Store features traditional products sold at traditional prices. Example: White Cheddar is only $20! Shipping prices of only $7.99 for the first item and $0.99 for each additional item. Scouts earn will earn DOUBLE POINTS on every Online Direct sale. All products popped fresh to order, and will arrive in about three weeks. The Online Direct sale will feature the same products sold in the traditional sale at traditional retail prices, plus additional Online Direct products.
To promote the early adoption of the Online Direct sale, Units will earn a 5% bonus (in an Amazon.com gift card) for Online Direct sales during July 1 – August 15. Units must be registered in the Unit Commitment Tracker (UCT) by August 1 to qualify.
July 13 – Council-wide Popcorn Sale Training – REGISTER HERE (must register and attend for additional 5% commission)
TBD – Lottery for Show and Sell locations – Wawa, Acme & Downingtown Lowe’s (more information coming soon!)
July 1 – Summer Sale Online Direct and Take Order Sale begin
August 26 – Summer Take Order Sale and Fall Show and Sell Sale orders due in the Trail’s End system
September 11 – Summer Take Order Sale and Fall Show and Sale Order pick-up at Camp Ware
October 23 – Fall Take Order Sale orders due in the Trail’s End system
November 6 – Fall Take Order Sale pick-up and Invoice Balance due
LOTTERY SHOW AND SELL LOCATIONS
More information coming soon!
Online Direct Sales – flat 35% commission on all online sales
Take Order and Show and Sell Sales – flat 35% commission on all sales. Additional 5% commission for attending July training. Additional 5% commission for using the Trail’s End App.
10K+ Club: +3% on any amounts over 10,000 in Product Sales
- Scouts earn points for all products sold and can redeem the points for Amazon gift cards to purchase prizes that THEY want
- Prize program is administered directly to units through Trail’s End
- 2 points are earned for every $1 sold through the Online Direct Sale
- 1.5 points are earned for every credit/debit card transaction sold through the Trail’s End App
- 1 point is earned for every cash transaction sold through the Trail’s End App
SHOW AND SELL ORDERS – Important Information
Due to the impacts of COVID-19 and the unknown environment this fall, units will be required to limit their orders to no more of 50% of what they sold during the Show and Sell Sale in 2019 in order to prevent an excess of unsold product. Additionally, returns of unsold product will not be accepted this year. The Chester County Council is currently not in the financial position to absorb any unsold product and appreciates your understanding during this difficult time. Please contact the council staff if your unit needs assistance placing your show and sell order.
- Trail’s End Website
- Trail’s End Webinars
- Trail’s End Community Facebook Page
- Unit Resources (Google Drive)
- Unit Leader Training Resources
- Lottery Storefront Location Reporting Form
Contact us at 610-696-2900 or [email protected]