Automatic location based discovery of extended inventory

  • US 11,010,714 B2
  • Filed: 11/26/2019
  • Issued: 05/18/2021
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/12/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system comprising:

  • a beacon device; and

    one or more server devices, the one or more server devices comprising;

    one or more hardware processors;

    a memory device storing instructions that configure the one or more hardware processors to perform operations comprising;

    receiving, from the beacon device, a beacon identifier (ID) associated with the beacon device, the beacon device positioned near an item available for sale;

    receiving, from the beacon device, an identifier of a mobile device;

    identifying a product variation of the item available for sale based on receiving the identifier of the mobile device from the beacon device;

    providing, via the beacon device, information representing the product variation of the item available for sale to the mobile device wherein the beacon device comprises a transceiver configured to wirelessly broadcast a message with the beacon ID on a wireless network;

    receiving, from the beacon device, an indication of a selection by the mobile device of one of the product variations; and

    providing notification to a merchant system of the selected product variation;

    providing a request to a merchant system to retrieve from store inventory the selected product variation; and

    providing a request to a merchant system to retrieve from store inventory the selected product variation.

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