In order for your business to qualify as an official reporting retailer, your data must meet criteria set by both Billboard and Luminate and be approved by the Luminate Content Services team.
The following are the minimum requirements for reporting independent retailers:
How to submit your retail business for consideration as a data reporting partner:
1. Complete the New Provider application form by clicking the “Apply Now” button below.
(For a quick video on how to complete the form click “How to complete the New Provider Form”.)
2. The Luminate Content Services team will review your submission and reply by email to ask any further questions and determine if your business is eligible.
3. The Luminate Data Partners team will then reach out by email to process your application, which will include:
a. Providing you with the required electronic file format information
b. Reviewing reporting Instructions (i.e – Frequency, deadlines, etc)
c. Testing a File submission from your business sent by email
d. Reviewing those files and deliver feedback (if needed)
e. Performing a Test Load of your sales data on to the Luminate platform
f. Setting a four-week evaluation window during which the retailer will be required to submit active sales data.
(note: retailer sales will not be recorded during the evaluation period.)
g. Review the evaluation data and determining if it is authentic and properly formatted for ingestion into the Luminate platform
Upon meeting all criteria, the retailer will be approved to submit data to Luminate and a Sales Provider agreement will be issued. Once executed, the retailer will receive secure transfer credentials and their business will be officially on-boarded!
Approved retailers can submit their sales data daily or weekly. The will need to:
Don’t worry – Luminate Data Partners will walk you through the entire process.
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