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Payments Analytics Month - Week 5

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