Today’s Patent- Method and system for placing a purchase order via a communications network
One of the reason why we all prefer buying things online is that it has multiple benefits and one of them is that you can even pay online. So, you will straightaway get the product at your doorstep. However, the scenario was not always like this. Online Shopping giant “Amazon” came up with the method and system for placing a purchase order via a communications network. They also got patent protection over this invention by the USPTO with patent number US5960411 on 28th September 1999.
In this patent, a server system receives purchaser information payment information, and shipment information from the client system. Then it assigns a client identifier to the client system and associates the assigned client identifier with the received purchaser information.
In response to the selection of the order button, the client system sends to the server system a request to purchase the identified item. The server system receives the request and combines the purchaser information with the client identifier of the client system to generate an order to purchase the item in accordance with the billing and shipment information whereby the purchaser effects the ordering of the product by selection of the order button.
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