Method for circulating an electronic gift certificate in online and offline system

  • US 20050273392A1
  • Filed: 09/18/2003
  • Published: 12/08/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/18/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A gift certificate service system for managing sales, gifting, and usage of electronic gift certificates according to a request by a user'"'"'s communication terminal through a wired/wireless network, comprising:

  • a gift certificate service server for managing purchase, gifting, and usage operations on the electronic gift certificates from the communication terminal;

    a gift certificate database, accessed to the gift certificate service server, for storing electronic gift certificate information, and processing a reply to an inquiry of electronic gift certificate usage from the gift certificate service server; and

    a network server, accessed to the gift certificate service server and accessed to the user'"'"'s communication terminal through the wired/wireless network, for performing a client interface function on the purchase, gifting, and usage on the electronic gift certificates, and transmitting the user'"'"'s gift certificate purchase particulars and gift certificate information for usage of the corresponding gift certificate to the communication terminal.

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