How accurate are Apple's Sales/Trend reports?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by chordfusion, May 22, 2009.

  1. chordfusion macrumors newbie

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    I've been seeing some weird numbers on my Sales/Trend reports. Take this one from yesterday, for example. My application was on sale the entire day for $0.99 - the entire day. I made no changes to it's price at all. I checked a few times during the day to make sure it was showing up in the App Store as $0.99 both on my iPhone and also through iTunes. Yet, today, when I look at yesterday's daily Sales/Trend report, this is what I see:

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    How is it that I have 16 units "sold" with a royalty price of 0? It makes no sense.

    Oh, and the "Product Type Identifier" column - both 1 and 7 are the same product. I only have one product on the App Store - again, what is going on? Apple did approve an upgrade of my app yesterday and that started showing up in the App Store, but I'd be surprised if that resulted in a different Product Type Identifier.

    I'm pretty confused. I've seen this before in earlier daily Sales/Trend reports - and, imagine this - my emails to Apple went unanswered. Has anyone else seen this? Am I just worrying about nothing, or am I really losing out on money? If so, is there anything I can do about it? Since Apple appears to be in a communication black hole, I'm worried that there isn't.
     
  2. MacToddB macrumors 6502a

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    The product type identifier of 7 indicates an upgrade. 1 is a sale.
     
  3. chordfusion thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for clearing that up - I would have had no idea otherwise! I appreciate it!
     
  4. dejo Moderator

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    Perhaps give the User Guide a look-through.
     
  5. chordfusion thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did read through it. I must have just missed it.
     
  6. Xpepermint macrumors newbie

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    Refresh?

    Does anyone know how often the statistics is refreshed? I know I sold at least 2 apps but I have zeros on my graph.
     
  7. firewood macrumors 604

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    Trend reports seem to be generated every morning around 3AM PDT give or take an hour or so. If you ignore trend counts near the end of a reporting month (these go on next months financials), the trend numbers seem to match the accounting data on the financial reports fairly closely.
     

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