Public network merchandising system

  • US 5,825,881 A
  • Filed: 06/28/1996
  • Issued: 10/20/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/28/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A merchandising system for conducting a transaction over an electronic network, comprising:

  • a network;

    a merchant computer system coupled to the network;

    a money processing entity computer system coupled to the network; and

    a customer computer system coupled to the network having hardware and software for sending to the merchant computer system, over the network, a merchant transaction data packet that contains information required by the merchant to process the transaction, and hardware and software for sending to the money processing entity computer system, over the network, a money processor transaction data packet that contains information required by the money processing entity to process the transaction, wherein the money processor transaction data packet includes confidential information that is not included in the merchant transaction data packet.

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