Today's launch comes after a successful pilot program earlier this year. It's hoped that participants will still use traditional methods -- which are intended to boost their business acumen -- to sell their cookies. Girls will be able to setup websites for automated sales, but the websites will be invite-only: scouts will need to build up a client list and send out invitations themselves. Once they've done that, they'll be able to use video clips and emails to push cookies even on the most distant of relatives.
Whether or not your local scout troop will be offering online cookie sales is down to their regional councils: they'll be choosing between personal websites or a mobile app for girls to use with old-fashioned door-to-door sales. Sellers using the app will be able to process credit card orders, and buyers can also take advantage of the new digital platform, by, for example, getting an embarrassing number of Thin Mints swiftly delivered by a courier instead of hand-delivered by the scout who sold them.