Package Merging should not alter your influence. Influence is the influence points earned when you purchase an item through the store. For example if you bought a count package for $1000.00 you would earn 10,000 IP(Influence). If you were gifted a count package or bought it on a second account and sent the package to your main account the influence would be which ever account purchased it. Claiming the package or merging the package would not alter your influence number what so ever.