This was our second year of doing a standing sale in a retail store. A local florist in our area allows us to have a display in store for the entire duration of sales. They sell and collect money for the cookies on our behalf. Here is our booth from this year:
I created and laminated cute signs for the display. If you are curious about selling at a retail location, don't be afraid to ask! I've spoken with a few retailers who said they would be willing, but have never been asked. This is not to be confused with an official booth sale. We do not have girls outside soliciting customers. Check with your council to see what the policy is on retail store sales. Our florist friend likes to have them as a service to their customers. They also make a great add-on to bouquets, as Mother's Day gifts or in a gift basket. So it's a win-win for both our troop and the florist. Thank you Strelitzia Flowers!
I was happy with the wrapup of cookie sales this year and especially fortunate that I had two awesome cookie moms on board. They were uber organized, had great communication and followed through on all the details of their positions. As a thank you, I gave each of their daughter's this patch:
and made both moms one of these: