The order numbers I report on daily (to the extent possible) come from YOU all on the board, who report their STSI web site order number when placing a new order. These numbers turn out to be consecutive in nature, and so that helps us track the volume of STSI's online orders. We do not have any useful data on GNC orders, other than that provided by (guess who) YOU all who report your GNC experiences when buying Anatabloc. Some folks will notice the stores are out of stock or speak to sales clerks who relate the volume of sales at a particular store. We also do not have data for other sources, such as Amazon.
To your other question: Yes, sales have been increasing rapidly. Look at the latest post on "Summary data for 2012/2013 by Month, Quarter and Year" and you will see healthy gains in the last 6 months. As to what difference will these sales make in the upcoming earnings report, do a search for "expected Q4 revenue" or similar phrases to see what some posters think the company might report (and what factors will influence the quarterly EPS).
In short, collectively we band together to provide as much data as possible to the board, so that each person can use the data to form their own opinion as to what to expect in the next earnings report. If you have questions after reading the posts I've pointed you toward, please ask.