My Totals Look Off!

Likely an easy fix...

FYI: here are the deadlines to report physical and digital to Luminate/Billboard.

Note: Need a comprehensive overview into all of your sales data, reported/unreported sales, etc.? Click HERE.

My "sold" numbers are off!

Did you tag physical or attach digital to Shopify products after they had already been on sale?

  • Digital: No problem. Our system now picks up sales automatically during the tagging process if the album is still under pre-order. If the album has already been released and you want to pick up sales, please turn on the "deliver to existing purchases" toggle. More on that HERE!

  • Physical: On the physical side, the only time we pick up existing sales is during a pre-sale. If your album is still under pre-sale please be sure to enter a release date when tagging for reporting. We should pick up existing sales in just a few minutes. Please let us know if not!

My "reported" numbers are off!

Were there sales made the same day you're looking at the dashboard?

  • Don't worry - those will report tomorrow at 10 am EDT!

Do any orders have missing emails?

  • If the download email wasn't successfully delivered, it wouldn't count as a sale. To check if all orders have emails associated, first export your order list in the top left corners of your "orders" page. After you import the .csv to Google Sheets or Excel, sort the sheet by the "Email" column. This will bring all missing emails together, either at the top or bottom of the spreadsheet.

Note: You can prevent this by requiring emails at checkout in Shopify.

Were there any purchases of 5 - 10 copies of the same physical album?

  • If so, that constitutes a bulk purchase by Nielsen and only 4 sales would count.
  • If this is a digital sale, Nielsen now only allows for 1 sale to count per person.

How about orders that include 10+ copies of the same physical album?

  • None of these sales would count towards the charts.

Are there physical orders shipped outside the US or Canada?

  • If so, these wouldn't count towards the US charts.

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