Why does the dashboard display incorrect sales information?

Question: When I look at the dashboard, it displays incorrect information regarding my sales for last week. Why is this so?

Answer: The information displayed in the ORDERS section in the dashboard is not the actual sales from your online store. These figures are the orders that are generated when customers who have been notified of the restock go back to your online store. It does not necessarily mean that all the orders have been successfully turned into sales.