System and method for management and automation of instant purchase transactions

  • US 10,380,576 B1
  • Filed: 03/21/2016
  • Issued: 08/13/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/20/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A tangible, non-transitory, machine-readable medium storing instructions that when executed by one or more processors of a mobile device effectuate operations comprising:

  • instantiate a first e-commerce platform configured to execute on at least one processor of a mobile device, wherein memory of the mobile device is configured to securely store at least one payment detail corresponding to an end user, the first e-commerce platform being associated with a vendor network including a first vendor, and the first e-commerce platform being configured to;

    acquire at least one image of an item via the mobile device;

    determine two or more candidate items based on the at least one image;

    select, from the two or more candidate items, at least a first sale item purchasable from the first vendor and a second sale item purchasable from a second vendor external to the vendor network;

    determine one or more first purchase details associated with the first sale item via at least one Application Program Interface (API), the at least one API being associated with the first vendor, the vendor network, or the first vendor and the vendor network;

    determine one or more second purchase details associated with the second sale item via a middleware platform invoked by the first e-commerce platform, the middleware platform being configured to connect the first e-commerce platform to a second e-commerce platform associated with the second vendor;

    cause at least one transaction corresponding to a purchase of the first sale item and the second sale item to be generated based on at least one of;

    the one or more first purchase details, the one or more second purchase details, or the at least one payment detail;

    provide the at least one payment detail to the first vendor via the at least one API; and

    retrieve at least one first transaction record corresponding to the purchase via the at least one API; and

    the middleware platform is communicatively coupled to the first e-commerce platform and is configured to;

    retrieve the one or more second purchase details from the second e-commerce platform;

    provide the at least one payment detail to the second e-commerce platform;

    retrieve, from the second e-commerce platform, at least one second transaction record corresponding to the purchase; and

    forward the at least one second transaction record to the first e-commerce platform.

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