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Trails’s End Announces Change in Scout Online Orders Commission

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Trails’s End Announces Change in Scout Online Orders Commission

Posted on 10 December 2009 by Dan

This announcement only effects those orders that individual Scouts get online. This does not effect the Spring or Fall popcorn sale by Units.

Beginning December 26, 2009, the first day of Trail’s End’s 2010 fiscal year, the commission from Trail’s End online sales will change to the following structure:

 

2010

2009

Council

30%

30%

Units

35%

30%

Scout Rewards

5%

10%

Total

70%

70%

According to information from Trail’s End, the driver behind this change is that in a survey sent to nearly 54,000 Scouts who registered on trails-end.com this fall, an overwhelming majority of the respondents said that the number one reward they want to receive for selling online is to have online commissions pay for their camp and other Scouting fees. This reward was ranked as the number one choice (out of eight rewards listed), far above all gift cards, prizes and other monetary rewards like College Scholarship. Amazon.com, Walmart.com and Target.com gift cards were ranked 2, 3, and 4.

When asked the following question: “Knowing that 70% of your online sales is returned to Scouting, would you be inclined to sell online if 30% of your online sales went to your council in your name, 35% went to your unit in your name, and 5% came to you in an Amazon.com Gift Card once you sold $250 online?” 80% of the 6,903 respondents answered YES, they would sell online given this scenario.

Another obvious benefit is that 35% going back to units will help further engage leaders in online selling and continue to drive more revenue directly back into Scouting.

Trail’s End will be sending an email to all trails-end.com registered users notifying them of this system change.

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