Integrated interface for vendor/product oriented internet websites

  • US 5,895,454 A
  • Filed: 04/17/1997
  • Issued: 04/20/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/17/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. In a computerized system, a method of effecting commerce in a networked computer environment, the method comprising:

  • establishing a database of vendor product data and associated database interface on a first computer, where the interface allows remote access by one or more user(s);

    a local user interacting with said database by means of the interface wherein the interaction comprises the user querying the database to specify a local users product/service specification;

    the database providing the local user with a selection of remote vendor network sites, where the selection of remote vendor sites is determined on that basis of the users querying the database;

    the local user interactively connecting with one or more of the remote vendor network sites whereby the local user is connected to the remote vendor network sites;

    once connected to a remote vendor network site, the user selects products/services from the information provided on the remote vendor network site wherein the selection of a particular product/service triggers a transaction notification which records the users selection and associated financial transaction data which is transmitted to the database and associated database interface, wherein the local user may connect to subsequent remote vendor network sites whereby each selection of a product/service triggers a transaction notification which is transmitted to the database;

    the database and associated database interface providing information relating to the users realtime selection of products/services whereby during or at the conclusion of a local users shopping session, the user confirms the selection whereby the database and associated database interface transmits purchase/ordering data to the remote vendor sites corresponding to the users selection.

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