Hello Troop Cookie Managers,
Are you ready for the 2021 Cookie Program? This is your eBlast
update from the GSNETX Product Sales Team. We’ll be communicating with
you directly throughout the course of the 2021 Cookie Program through
these eBlasts via eBudde to share important updates, reminders and
more. Let’s dive in!
Initial Cookie Orders Due 12/1/2020 at 11:59 p.m. | Troops who
want to be able to pick up cookies during opening weekend of the 2021
Cookie Program (1/15/2021 - 1/16/2021) should place an Initial Cookie
Order. Remember that this order is a financial commitment for the
troop and families who place orders and these cookies are not
returnable. Girls and troops should only order what they feel
comfortable and confident that they are able to sell to customers.
Troops who do not place an Initial Order will be able to start placing
orders and picking up cookies on 1/20/2021.
Initial Reward Orders Due 12/1/2020 at 11:59 p.m. | Troops who
place an Initial Order, should also place their Initial Rewards Order
in eBudde immediately after they submit their Initial Cookie Order.
Reward Opt-In / Opt-Out Locks on 12/1/2020 at 11:59 p.m. |
Troop Cookie Managers are responsible for ensuring that their
troop’s settings are correct. This includes whether the troop will opt
to receive rewards or opt to receive additional proceeds. Only troops
who are comprised of 50% or more Cadette, Senior and Ambassador troops
are eligible to opt to receive additional proceeds. Generally, troops
are loaded into eBudde with default settings so it’s important that
TCMs take the time to check this setting prior to the lock out date.
Council Booth Sign Ups Round 1 11/19/2020 at 12:00 p.m. | The
first round of Council Booth Sign ups will open in eBudde at 12:00
p.m. on Thursday, 11/19. Troops may only sign up for Council Booth
Sales if they completed the Booth Training and Agreement by 11:59 p.m.
Tuesday, 11/17. Troops who want to check to ensure that they are able
to sign up for council booths can look on the “Contacts” tab in eBudde
for a “Booth Approved” user. Troops may sign up for up to 3 slots,
with one slot per chain. I.e. One Tom Thumb, one 7-11, one Albertsons,
etc. All booth sales will look different this year due to the COVID-19
pandemic and council booths are no different. Many of our council
booth partners are still evaluating if and how we will be able to host
booth sales. Walmart, Sam’s Club, Kroger and others are included in
these council partners that will not listed when sign ups begin on
11/19. GSNETX will continue to add booth partners and locations as
they are approved on our standard load schedule of Monday, Wednesday
Cookie Concierge Deadline 11/22/2020 @ 11:59 P.M.
| Troops can qualify for Cookie Concierge, a benefit provided by
GSNETX, where we select your Initial Order pickup location, date and
time in eBudde for you, before it opens to all GSNETX troops. This
selection is based on a survey that will be sent to qualifying troops
in late November. In order to qualify, troops must submit their
Initial Order by 11/22 at 11:59 p.m. and meet one of the following
criteria. Tier #1 is for troops who have an Initial Order with a total
of 250 cases of cookies (3,000 packages) or more submitted by 11/22 at
11:59 p.m. Tier #2 is for troops who have an Initial Order with a
300+ Per Girl Average (PGA) in eBudde at the time of their Initial
Order. Tier #1 Cookie Concierge troops will be placed first, followed
by Tier #2 troops, in eBudde in early December.
Volunteer Systems Downtime | An update to our existing
membership system will be rolling out soon. As a result, our systems
are coming down in phases this week. Troops will not have access to My
GS to check their rosters during this time.
Sales Materials | Service Unit Cookie Program Coordinators (SU
CPC) will begin receiving their sales materials including envelopes,
receipt books, printed family guides, etc., in December. Be on the
lookout for more information from your SU CPC with information at that
time on how you can pick up these materials for your troop. If you
would like to share a digital copy of the Family Guide, make sure to
check out the resources at gsnetx.org/cookies in the Cookie Seller’s section.
Initial Order Reward Long Sleeve Shirt | This shirt will be a
lightweight long sleeve hooded shirt, not to be confused with a
sweatshirt. If girls in your troop are eligible to receive this
Initial Order Reward, make sure to confirm sizing with
parents/caregivers soon as you will need to enter that information in
eBudde when you place the Troop’s Initial Order Rewards. Note that if
parents are concerned with sizing, the ability to comfortably layer
this shirt or that it may shrink, they should request a size up as
GSNETX cannot swap sizes once ordered.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
My Troop earned the Fall Product Proceeds Bonus in the 2020 Fall
Product Program. Why is it not showing in eBudde? This
information will be reflected in eBudde in January 2021.
My troop's bank account information is not showing up in eBudde. Is
there something that I need to do? No, troop bank account
information will be loaded in eBudde in January 2021.
I'm a TCM for my troop. How will I know if I've done everything
that I need to do to make sure I can sign up for council booth sales
and receive approvals for my sales? Check the Sales Report Tab
in eBudde for the user "Booth Approved" on the Contacts tab
for your troop. Note that this user is just a way to note the troop
status and not an actual user.
Are the 2021 Cookie Program Rewards cumulative? Yes. For
example, if a Girl Scout sells 100+ packages of cookies through
Digital Cookie, the girl will earn the Digital Cookie rewards for
packages sold up to 100+ packages and the traditional rewards up to
I need to add a Cookie Pick-Up User in eBudde, when and how can I
do that? A form will go live in mid-December for Troop Cookie
Managers to request GSNETX add a Cookie Pick-Up User to their troop in
eBudde. This individual does not need to be a member of Girl Scouts or
have a background check on file. The financial responsibility of all
transactions handled by this pick-up user fall to the TCM who makes
the request to have them added in the system.
What can a Cookie Pick-Up User see in eBudde? They can only see
the Contacts Tab and the Txn Pickups Tab in eBudde.
Make sure to connect with your GSNETX SU CPC if you have questions
or need support!
-The GSNETX Product Sales Team