Congratulations kernels, we are now nearly half way through your Show and Sell portion of the sale. By now your Show and Sell locations have all been set up. What else can you do to keep improving your unit sales. Well, are you doing any Wagon Draggin's? Unsure of what a Wagon Draggin is?
Wagon Draggin' is another way of getting your product directly into the hands of your customers. The idea is that you conduct neighborhood sales. Key areas of focus are where do your Scouts live? What subdivisions are in your area that have no unit members living in them? Here are some things for you to consider as you continue to work your plan.
When setting up your Wagon Draggin' be sure to set the boys up in teams. If the community is compact enough, the boys can put their product into a wagon and take it around with them. If the community is larger, or more spread out find a driver to take the boys around. In all cases have adults with the boys.
As always you want the boys in uniform and neatly groomed, remember they are representing Scouting, your unit, community and themselves. They need to know their sales speech well. They should approach the door, ring the bell and wait. If the door is not answered move onto the next house. Make sure the boys take turns so they all have a chance to make a sale. Additionally, they should have their sales sheets or mobile app. with them so they can record the sale and offer any products that they do not have with them.
A few other tips;
When moving between houses keep to the sidewalks and driveways.
If you have organized a special day make sure the drivers know where and when they can pick up additional product.
Set a start and stop time, not too early, not after dark and try to keep away from meal times.
If boys are being transported, remember no riding in open vehicles and seat belts must be used. (Reinforce with your drivers BSA insurance will not cover accidents if Guide to Safe Scouting measures are not used.)
There are still 4 weekends to sell before returns so keep up the good work and keep it fun.