Method and apparatus for using greeting cards distributed with electronic commerce transactions as pick tickets

  • US 8,612,513 B2
  • Filed: 10/19/2009
  • Issued: 12/17/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/18/1999
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. In a computer system connectable to a computer network, a method comprising:

  • (a) maintaining in a memory data identifying one of a plurality of document templates and any personalization modifications thereto;

    (b) printing a personalized document comprising the document template in conjunction with any personalization modifications thereto at a location where at least one product that has been ordered on line physically resides and with which the personalized document is associated;

    (c) printing a data reference on the personalized document;

    (d) maintaining, in a memory, reference data representing one of data identifying a product selected independent of the personalized document and with which the personalized document will be matched, and a destination shipping address; and

    (e) shipping the product combined with the personalized document to a designated recipient.

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