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The magic number

Can you please give me your best guess on the following:

  1. How many ISOs are in the U.S.?
  2. How many merchant level salespeople are in the U.S.?

Ross Federgreen

Ross, I would love to help you, but The Green Sheet does not track that information. It would be too difficult. The ISO market is hard to size. Companies are buying and selling not only their portfolios but also other companies. Some ISOs are registered. Most are not. Then there are so-called strategic alliances, sub ISOs, 1099 agents and so on.

I don't even feel comfortable taking a guess. But if someone else you know does, I would be curious to know his or her estimates.


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