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Nikki Lyn

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I want to see my orders
Posted: Jul 11, 2017 6:16 AM
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I am posting because I would like a clarification. I understand how the royalty payouts work. I just want to know how long it takes to see the orders placed.
I published my own book, and I do all the social aspects connected to it and I am attempting to spot a trend between my button clicks on my Facebook page and orders made on Amazon. If someone ordered my book, how long will it take to show up? Do the orders show up when they are shipped or shortly after they are placed?
Joseph M Erhardt

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Re: I want to see my orders
Posted: Jul 11, 2017 7:52 AM   in response to: Nikki Lyn in response to: Nikki Lyn
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For e-books, orders usually show within the same day. The orders convert to sales when payment is complete, which could be anywhere from minutes to days. (IOr NEVER, if the credit card gets a reject, e.g.)

For paperback sales, I don't think those are counted until the POD book ships. It may also depend on whether you did the paperback with KDP Print Beta or CreateSpace.
Notjohn

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Re: I want to see my orders
Posted: Jul 11, 2017 2:32 PM   in response to: Nikki Lyn in response to: Nikki Lyn
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Orders don't mean a whole lot. SALES mean something! Use the Month-to-date report to see them. I think it updates within say four hours.

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Joe

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Re: I want to see my orders
Posted: Jul 11, 2017 7:04 PM   in response to: Nikki Lyn in response to: Nikki Lyn
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Nikki Lyn wrote:
I am posting because I would like a clarification. I understand how the royalty payouts work. I just want to know how long it takes to see the orders placed.

You're not going to get this data. None of us do.

I published my own book, and I do all the social aspects connected to it and I am attempting to spot a trend between my button clicks on my Facebook page and orders made on Amazon. If someone ordered my book, how long will it take to show up? Do the orders show up when they are shipped or shortly after they are placed?

Ebooks show up pretty quickly as orders, but are not considered sales until the money clears. Paperbacks don't show up until the order ships, which can take days.

The only way I know how to track sales from various venues is to use a link shortener service, using a different link for every place you want to track. I'm not even sure that will work consistently, but I've heard other authors have done this. It's a lot of work.
Nikki Lyn

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Re: I want to see my orders
Posted: Jul 12, 2017 12:45 PM   in response to: Nikki Lyn in response to: Nikki Lyn
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Thank you all for the answers given. I greatly appreciate the clarifications. Though it would be nice to see the orders placed, I can accept the sales data.
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