Numbers appear to jive for this scenario, you might have just figured it out!!!Googled Shopify order number jump and found this from their support staff:
Are you currently using an "Edit Order" app? Doing some research, I was able to find out that missing order numbers in the admin it is generally caused by an Edit order app. When an order is created by one of these apps, the new order takes the next number in the sequence. If this is the case for your store, then this wouldn't be something we can alter or revert to keep the numbers aligned. It'd be best to reach out to the app developer as they may be able to provide further insight on steps that can be taken to avoid their app from causing this issue. If they edited all the orders using an app on the date in question, it would effectively double the order number. This fits very well for the first jump, and could account for the second as well if they did another batch edit for the next "group".
It is also worth noting that an abandoned cart will use up an order number that will then be missing from the list. I doubt that there were ~19K abandoned carts in one night, but possible as hackers will yry many thinks to stress/crack a system. It is however likely that at least some carts were abandoned and the actual number of orders is therefore lower.
The problem I see with that theory is that all of our orders still reflect the original order number (for those of us prior to the jump). I can also see very little reason for them to edit these orders - there really aren't any details to edit.If they edited all the orders using an app on the date in question, it would effectively double the order number.
That looks pretty realistic.
LOL, just posted a writeup in a new thread:
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