System and method for providing automated secondary purchase opportunities to consumers

  • US 8,112,356 B2
  • Filed: 01/13/2010
  • Issued: 02/07/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/03/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A system for providing an automated secondary purchase opportunity to a user, comprising:

  • a. a database for storing a plurality of primary sales transactions between a plurality of buyers and a plurality of sellers;

    b. an electronic receipt generator for;

    i. generating an electronic receipt for a selected one of the plurality of primary sales transactions associated with the user, wherein the electronic receipt comprises data describing the selected primary sales transaction, and the electronic receipt further includes a hyperlink associated with an inducement for a secondary purchase, the secondary purchase being commercially related to the selected primary sales transaction;

    ii. transmitting the electronic receipt to a computing device operated by the user;

    iii. receiving from the computer device a signal that the user has activated the hyperlink within the electronic receipt; and

    iv. in response to the activation of the hyperlink, initiating a sales transaction relating to the secondary purchase.

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