In light of the holiday (or spooky darkness rather!), the final week of ‘Payments Analytics Month’ illustrates a selection of ghoulish Halloween related content pulled from The Strawhecker Group’s (TSG) Acquiring Industry Metrics (AIM) platform. See below for the gory details!

Zombie Merchant Impact Over Time

Zombie Merchants are those that generate revenue with zero processing volume. Zombie merchants reflect the amount of “silent attrition” within a portfolio and contribute to the total effective attrited volume.
Zombie merchants contributed a higher amount to volume attrition after the EMV liability shift, but have since rebounded. See the chart.

October 2017 Forecasted Variety Store Same-Store-Sales

Variety stores are forecasted to grow 6.0% in October 2017 compared to the previous year. Also illustrated is average ticket, gross processing revenue, and net processing revenue data points.

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