Placing Your Popcorn Order
Place a supplemental order through your leader dashboard.
Need help placing an order? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Note: The online ordering system closes for processing about 36 hours in advance of the warehouse day. We can still accept your supplemental order via email.
2 Important Dates:
August 27, 2019:
Show & Sell Initial Order Due
October 23, 2019:
Final Order Due
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………………12%
Caramel Corn w/ Nuts………………..10%
Kettle Corn – 18pk……………………….7%
Chocolatey Caramel Crunch…………8%
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 2018 full retail sale. If you sold last year, login to your account at www.trails-end.com/login and view your Initial Order (Show & Sell) from last year as a baseline. Compare this with last year’s final totals.
2. Familiarize yourself with the return policies.
3. Order the Popcorn on the Trail’s End website. Click here to login now.
a. Go to www.danbeard.org/popcorn and click the Unit Popcorn Login on the left menu to login to the Trails End System.
i. What if I don’t have a username and password? Check with the council office at email@example.com. Make sure to include your district and your unit type and number. (Example-Trailblazer, Pack 123)
b. Click on the large blue ORDER POPCORN button at the top of your dashboard (or select “Popcorn Orders” on the left menu)
c. Ensure the “Select Campaign” box reads 2019 Campaign
d. Click on the “Choose Delivery” drop down box and select SNS or 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 August 27, 2019.
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 19, 2019. 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. Your popcorn dashboard may assist you with this if all of your orders have been logged in the app/dashboard.
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 Dashboard.
i. What if I don’t have a username and password? Check with the council office at firstname.lastname@example.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 left menu)
c. Ensure the “Select Campaign” box reads 2019 Campaign
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 23, 2019.
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.
You will be able to place supplemental orders through your units order page on the Trail’s End website. You will pick this order up at the defined popcorn warehouse day.
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 35%.
Prizes: All prizes will be automatically included in the Scouts overall sales total on your unit popcorn dashboard. Online sales totals will be combined with traditional sales for prize eligibility.