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    The slot machine that IS paid! Billy Kay's Avatar
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    Does Linkshare Backdate its Sales and Activity Report?
    I placed a test order on 8/25 - didn't show up on report

    Maybe it was too late Friday night, so I check Saturday, 8/26 - not there

    Maybe they don't post on weekends- so I checked Monday, 8/28 - not there

    This morning I got a shipping confirmation from merchant. Checked Linkshare - still not there

    One minute ago, I checked Linkshare for something else, and it's there...

    and it's on the 8/25 (Friday) report

    Since it hasn't been there before, I'm wondering if these reports are backdated

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    Linkshare isn't backdating. The merchant is transmitting to Linkshare upon shipment with the original purchase date. This is very common.

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    The slot machine that IS paid! Billy Kay's Avatar
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    Thanks/never noticed that

    I'm used to Transaction Date = 8/25 and Posting Date = 8/29, etc

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    I find the most accurate way to look at data is to use the process date, that does not change. Several reports use process date as well.

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    Hi Billy

    As Snowman said, merchants can choose to report based on transaction date (purchase date) or process date (shipping date), and most send a batch report every 15 minutes.

    On items that are slow to ship this can mean having look into a previous months data to find it if you searching on transaction date for an item that shipped 3 weeks after it was bought (such as diamond rings on Mondera)

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