Girl Scouts Use GoCanvas to Sell Cookies

By Brent Nieder on February 27, 2013

This time of year in Reston, VA (the location of GoCanvas HQ) is most always dreary. The holiday spirit has vanished but cold temperatures remain.  Just when it seems like it will never end, as if the sun will never show it’s warm face again… there is a ray of hope. Yes, they’ve snuck up on us again (and the timing couldn’t be better) — the Girl Scout Cookies have arrived!

Here at GoCanvas, we’re no strangers to the delightful taste of the Tagalong (the best), the Thin Mint (a tasty second) and even the Samoa (the ugly duckling of the bunch). So when the opportunity to collaborate with a local troop was presented to us last year, we were all over it. Using GoCanvas, the girls were able to ditch their paper forms and use mobile devices to go from house to house collecting their orders.

While our standard PDF was displaying all of their order information accurately, it wasn’t exactly pretty. So we created a custom PDF for the troop to really make their PDF output pop! With our custom PDF service we can create specialized layouts for any GoCanvas app. We can display custom color, images, branding, lists, grids and more. Below is the final output that the girls were using:

Girl Scout Cookie Order Form

Check out the Girl Scout Order Form for yourself in our Application Store. (Note – I didn’t ACTUALLY order that many boxes of Cookies. Though in retrospect, I wish I had.)

So don’t fret — the dying days of Winter will soon be replaced with a green Spring. Until then, support your local Girl Scouts and enjoy whichever cookie(s) is your favorite!

To learn more about how you can have your very own custom PDF, give us a call 866-242-9334 or email requesting more information about custom PDF. If you’re an existing GoCanvas subscriber, visit to get started.