More than 400 troops across metropolitan Atlanta will use Clover
devices to enable cashless cookie sales; Cookie Booths Begin February 18
ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This year, metropolitan Atlanta customers will have the opportunity to
purchase their favorite Girl Scout Cookies via First Data’s cloud-based
mobile payment platform called Clover.
Clover is a market-leading point-of-sale platform used by more than one
million merchants globally. Clover enables customers to pay using a
debit/credit card in addition to smart pay options such as Apple, Google
and Samsung Pay.
As part of a pilot program, Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta Council has
partnered with First Data to supply Clover devices to more than 400 Girl
Scout Troops across the metropolitan Atlanta area during the busiest
season for all Girl Scouts… Cookie Season!
“We are excited to provide cutting-edge technology options to our girl
entrepreneur leaders. It is our goal to make sure they have the tools
that will allow them to have a successful cookie business. Girl Scouts
has been the leader in encouraging girls to use technology to improve
their lives and the lives of others and we look forward to the success
these select troops will have this year using Clover,” said Alantria
Harris, Sr. Director, Product Programs and Retail, Girl Scouts of
“We are excited to help the Girl Scouts utilize Clover to drive more
cookie sales and learn how technology is fundamentally changing the
world of commerce,” said John Beatty, Founder, Clover.
In 2015, Girl Scouts of the USA launched “Digital Cookie,” a program
that answered the request of troops to allow girls to sell cookies via
their own personal website to family and friends. Since its inception,
the program represents 12% of Greater Atlanta’s overall cookie program
sales. Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta is ranked 3rd in
National Digital Cookie sales and #1 in the Southeast. 2019 has seen a
15% growth in the number of girls who have Digital Cookie websites
compared to the same timeframe in 2018.
If customers are looking to buy Girl Scout Cookies on the spot, troops
will be selling direct to the public at cookie booths in the Atlanta
area beginning February 18, and select troops will have Clover devices
in-hand for customers to make their purchase. To find a cookie booth
near you, visit showmethecookies.com
and enter your zip code to find the dates, times and locations of a Girl
Scout Cookie Booth in your area.
About First Data
First Data (NYSE: FDC) is a global leader in commerce-enabling
technology and solutions, serving approximately six million business
locations and more than 3,700 financial institutions in more than 100
countries around the world. The Company’s 19,000 owner-associates are
dedicated to helping companies, from start-ups to the world’s largest
corporations, conduct commerce every day by securing and processing more
than 3,000 transactions per second and $2.6 trillion per year.
About Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta
Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Inc. is the premier leadership
development organization for girls, more than 36,000 girls and 17,000
volunteers in 34 counties in the greater metropolitan Atlanta area,
northwest Georgia and Polk County, TN. Girl Scouting builds girls of
courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.
For more information on how to join, volunteer or donate to Girl Scouts
of Greater Atlanta, call 800.771.1139, or visit www.GirlScoutsATL.org.
Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Inc.
Jessica L. Manning