ST. CLOUD - Some area Girl Scouts are planning to go digital to sell you cookies in a few months.

Girl Scouts of the USA recently announced that it will allow its members to use a mobile app or personalized websites to sell cookies.

Director of communications and marketing for Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines, Tauna Quimby, says smartphone ordering will also allow the cookies to be shipped directly to your doorstep.

Interested members are going over options and technology training right now. Quimby says any member of the Girl Scouts has the option to go digital this year.

Personalized websites will not be accessible without an email invitation, requiring the girls to build client lists. The Girl Scouts of the USA hopes using this technology will give important e-lessons to the girls, while continuing to teach people and sales skills.

Digital sales are intended to enhance, not replace, the paper speadsheets used to generate an estimated $800 million in cookie sales each year.

Girl Scouts in Central Minnesota will start their cookie orders on February 8th and will start taking direct orders on February 14th.

-This article was written with information from the Associated Press-

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