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PLACING YOUR POPCORN ORDERS

Need help placing your Final (Take Order) Order?  Email popcorn@danbeard.org  

See Step by Step Details for Final Orders below.  Ordering Popcorn in the Trail's End System Video Tutorial:

Ordering Popcorn— 2 Important Popcorn Order Dates:

Show & Sell Order Due: September 1st | Take Order Final Order Due: October 27th
Below is a list of steps a Unit Popcorn Chair should take to ensure quick and stress free product ordering.

SUGGESTED PRODUCT ORDER BY PERCENT:

Classic Caramel Corn.....................20%
Unbelievable Butter Microwave......16%
White Cheddar Cheese..................11%
Caramel Corn w/ Nuts....................11%
Chocolatey Caramel Crunch............9%
White Chocolatey Pretzels...............8%
Salted Caramel................................6%
Kettle Corn - 18pk............................6%
Popping Corn...................................5%
Chocolate Lover's Collection Tin......4%
Cheese Lover's Collection Box........4%

INITIAL ORDER (SHOW & SELL ORDER)

1. Estimate the amount of Show and Sell popcorn you would like to order. For protection of the unit, the initial Show and Sell order will be limited to 80% of the unit’s total 2016 full retail sale. If you sold last year, login to your account at scouting.trails-end.com and view your Initial Order (Show & Sell) from last year as a baseline. Compare this with your final order.

2. Familiarize yourself with the return policy on page 9.

3. Order the Popcorn on the Trail’s End website

a. Go to www.danbeard.org/popcorn and click the Unit Popcorn Login to login to the Trails End System. i. What if I don’t have a username and password? Check with the council office at popcorn@danbeard.org. Make sure to include your district and your unit type and number. (Example-Trailblazer, Pack 123)
b. Click on the ORDER POPCORN button (or select the menu tab “Popcorn Orders” and click NEW UNIT ORDER)
c. Ensure the “Select Campaign” box reads FALL 2017
d. Click on the “Choose Delivery” drop down box and select INITIAL ORDER.
e. Enter the total number of cases for each type of popcorn. When you tab or click outside of the box, you will see the case count update. These totals are not updated until you click the Save button. Individual containers are not available to be ordered for the Initial Order (Show & Sell), but will be available during your final Take Order.
f. Hit the SUBMIT button to submit your order. The order is not complete until this step is done. You can also save a draft to come back later if need be. Be sure to submit your order by September 1, 2017.

 

FINAL ORDER (TAKE ORDER)

1. Communicate out a DEADLINE to your Scout families for getting all Scout orders to you. Inform them that their product will be delivered LATE if they do not get orders into you by the deadline set.

a. Note: Base your deadline on the Product Return Date October 21, 2017. Work backwards from that date to determine when you need your Scout’s orders by so that you can calculate how much product to return for free.

2. Gather all of your Scout’s orders and compile a list of popcorn you need to order. Compile that list in number of CONTAINERS you need to order. This will be useful later in the process.

 

a. If you sold Show & Sell, fill these orders with any product you have left before you return product or order more.

3. Order the Popcorn you need on the Trail’s End website

 

a. Go to www.danbeard.org/popcorn and click the Unit Popcorn Login to login to the Trails End System.

i. What if I don’t have a username and password? Check with the council office at popcorn@danbeard.org. Make sure to include your district and your unit type and number. (Example-Blue Jacket, Pack 123)

b. Click on the ORDER POPCORN button (or select “Popcorn Orders” on the menu and click NEW UNIT ORDER)

c. Ensure the “Select Campaign” box reads FALL 2017

d. Click on the “Choose Delivery” drop down box and select FINAL ORDER (Take Order).

e. You can order singles and cases. The easiest way to do this is to enter the total amount of singles you need in the CONT area and TAB over, it will auto calculate how many cases and singles you need. Note: Case=cases of product, CONT equals containers of product.

f. Hit the SUBMIT button to submit your order. The order is not complete until this step is done. Be sure to submit your final order by October 27, 2017.

Ordering Additional Product

You will be able to order additional product throughout the sale if you need it (based on availability). Our warehouse arrangement occasionally requires us to be flexible in our locations, but we want to make it easy for units to pick up more popcorn.

DO NOT order additional product during the sale through the Trail’s End website.

Reminder that ordering additional product will not be available for the first week of the sale.

 

Online Sale

The online sale is a great supplemental tool for your sale. It is perfect to connect with distant relatives or friends who might want to support your Scouts, but are not close enough to home for Scouts to visit.

Scouts can go to www.trails-end.com and create an account to sell popcorn online. Scouts can use Facebook, Twitter, and emails to sell popcorn across the country (with parents permission). This is also a great way for older Scouts to get involved easily by using social media.

 

COMMISSION AND PRIZE PROGRAM FOR ONLINE SELLING

Commission: Commission for all product sold online through the Trail’s End website is 45%. Online commission will be paid by Dan Beard Council to units following the sale.

Prizes: All prizes will be handled automatically through the Trail’s End online system. Once a Scout’s online sales exceed $300 they will receive 5% back on the total amount they sell online on an AMAZON gift card. Example: A Scout sells $300 online. He will receive a $15 AMAZON gift card. Another Scout sells $425 online. He will receive a gift card for $20.25.

*Note: The $300 is a minimum threshold to receive a prize.

Online sales totals can be combined with traditional sales for prize eligibility. Only online sales between August 9, 2017 and October 27, 2017 will be eligible to count toward prize redemption.

 WAREHOUSE DATES

Wednesday, September 20: Ohio Warehouse – noon – 2pm

Thursday, September 21: KY Warehouse – 11- 1pm

Tuesday, September 26: Ohio Warehouse – noon – 2pm

Wednesday, September 27: KY Warehouse – 11 - 1pm

Wednesday, October 4: Ohio Warehouse – noon – 2pm

Thursday, October 5: KY Warehouse – 11 – 1pm

Tuesday, October 10: Ohio Warehouse - noon – 2pm

Wednesday, October 11: KY Warehouse – 11 – 1pm

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