Glossary of Terms.

Modified on Tue, 06 Feb 2024 at 05:44 PM

Cart Share
During checkout a Scout can share the cart with the customer so that the customer can complete the sale by entering their own information. This can be used for all sale types (wagon, storefront, and online direct).
Commission

A percentage of the total sales that is your Unit's profit for your fundraiser. The percentage is set by your Council.

Delivery Status
Delivered
You can mark wagon orders or individual items as "delivered" when the products are given to the customer. This helps the leader know what inventory a Scout needs and helps the Scout keep track of their deliveries to their customers.
Undelivered
You can mark wagon orders or individual items as "undelivered" when the products are to be delivered to the customer at a later time. This helps the leader know what inventory a Scout needs and helps the Scout keep track of their deliveries to their customers.
Fundraising page
Each Scout has an online fundraising page that they can share to their potential supporters to make online purchases.
Heroes and Helpers
Donation option that allows your customers to support local heroes and Scouts at the same time. A portion of the purchase is returned to local Scouts. The remaining popcorn equivalent is sent to Heroes and Helpers.
Invoice

Statement/report showing the Unit popcorn order (including transfers, returns, and adjustments) to be paid to Council for traditional (wagon/storefront) products.

Kickoff
Training/meeting to provide all the information needed to run a successful sale. Kickoffs are usually hosted by Council for the Unit leaders or by the Unit leader for the members.
Leader Portal 
Term used to describe the leader access in the Trail's End website.
Leader Roles
Popcorn Kernel
The Unit leader
Unit Leader/Leader
The person/persons defined in the system as the leader of the sale. A Unit leader has all leader functionalities such as scheduling storefronts, ordering popcorn, assigning inventory, tracking payments, and paying the bill to Council.
Team Member
All person(s) defined in the system as a leader. There are two types of access in the system: Leader (described above) and Member which has limited access.
Payout
When your Unit collects more credits than the amount due to pay your Council bill, you will have a payout available from Trail's End. This is NOT the same as commission.
Pre-order
Items that are available to order but will ship at a later date, for example chocolate and holiday items.
QR Code

Machine-readable code which can be used to share the Scout's online fundraising page or during cart share.

Return

Transfer of products back to Council. Not all Councils allow returns, please check with your Council for more information,

Sale Types
Wagon Sale
Use the Wagon Sale type when you are selling to family, friends, neighbors, etc. If you have the product available to immediately hand to the customer, mark it delivered. If you are taking an order for later delivery, mark it undelivered. Either way, products sold through a wagon sale are obtained from the Unit leader (who orders from Council) and then delivered by the Scout (they do not ship).
Storefront Sale
Use the Storefront Sale type when the Unit leader has set up an opportunity in front of a store to sell to passersby.
Online Direct Sale
Use the Online Direct Sale type to have the products shipped directly to the customer. Prices and products may vary. Shipping and tax may apply.
Online Sale
More general term describing both 1) Online Direct in the app or 2) ordering from the Scout's fundraising page (www.trails-end.com/store). Products are shipped directly to the customer. Prices and products may vary. Shipping and tax may apply.
Take Order
Another term for a wagon sale where you are taking an order to deliver at a later time (marking it undelivered).
Show and Sell
Another term for a storefront sale.
Square

Square is incorporated into the Trail's End app to allow for credit card processing within the app. Credit card processing fees are covered by Trail's End when using our app.

Square Reader Types
Magstripe Reader
Type of Square Reader that can be used in conjunction with the app to accept credit cards. Magstripe readers plug directly into the device and the card is swiped through it.
Bluetooth Reader
Type of Square Reader that can be used in conjunction with the app to accept credit cards. Bluetooth readers are connected to the device via Bluetooth and allows tap to pay or inserting cards with a chip.
Traditional Sales/Products
All wagon and storefront sales. Products are ordered by the Unit leader from Council. (As opposed to online sales which ship directly from Trail's End to the customer).
Trail's End Rewards
Rewards Program which provides incentives related to your product sales. Prizes will be rewarded with Amazon.com Gift Cards based on meeting certain points levels. Not all Councils participate.
Transfer
Transfer of products from one Unit to another. Transfers can only be done within the same Council.
Webinar
Training hosted by Trail's End to give you the information needed to run a successful sale.


 

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