Getting Started

To upload your data to PiinPoint, you'll just need a few key pieces of information: 

  • A Unique ID

  • A Category 

  • An Address

💪 Pro Tip:

  • Latitude and longitude co-ordinates work best but any address can be geocoded if you don't have the co-ordinates.

To get started on uploading a layer, open the Layers panel and click the + New Layer button at the bottom of the panel. Then, select the option to Upload Existing Dataset. Follow the directions below for each type of layer you want to upload. If you want your data to become a candidate layer, toggle Candidate Layer on this menu.

Regular and Candidate Layers

Below is an example of a more robust layer. Additional columns Name and Description will be associated with each ID and appear when you click on the location within PiinPoint.

If you want your data to become a candidate layer, toggle Candidate Layer in the Upload Layer menu before clicking Upload Existing Dataset.

Upload a file by clicking the box or drag and dropping a file into the box.

Your next step is to choose to color the points differently based on their category or any other column in the spreadsheet.

Contribution Layers

Contribution layers let you visualize where your customers are coming from so it will require a bit more information to get started. 

You'll need:

  • A Unique ID 

  • An Address

  • Amount Spent 

  • The Unique ID of the Store They Visited

To add a Contribution Layer, open the Layers panel and click the + New Layer button at the bottom of the panel. Then, select the option to Upload Existing Dataset.

Under the prompt to choose a file to upload, click the link for the option: Advanced: If you are uploading a Contribution Layer, click here.

Follow the prompts to upload a file. Choose your unique ID Column and click Next. When prompted to Distinguish points visually by:, enter your Existing Location's unique ID column or in the example above, "Restaurant Visiting". 

Your data will live under Web and Contribution Layers in the layers panel. Now that you've uploaded your spreadsheet, you can get started with contribution layers.

If you still have questions, use the search bar at the top or contact your Customer Success Manager via Chat or email support@piinpoint.com.

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