Receipt handling systems, print drivers and methods thereof

  • US 8,643,875 B2
  • Filed: 01/08/2010
  • Issued: 02/04/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/09/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method of processing receipts, comprising:

  • obtaining transaction data from a point-of-sale (POS) computer system at a store location, the transaction data including a plurality of categories of information necessary to describe a purchasing transaction of a customer at the store location;

    obtaining image data from the POS system at a store location, the image data representing a receipt corresponding to the purchasing transaction of the customer at the store location;

    obtaining an e-mail address of the customer from a customer information database persistently associated with the POS system;

    providing, to a display device at the store location, an option to print the receipt at the store location and an option to e-mail the receipt to the customer;

    obtaining a selection of at least one of the provided options;

    if the option to print is selected, initiating printing of the image data at the store location; and

    if the option to e-mail is selected, e-mailing the receipt to the customer, including;

    providing the e-mail address obtained from the customer information database to a display device at the store location;

    obtaining customer confirmation whether the e-mail address is correct;

    if the e-mail address is not correct, obtaining a corrected e-mail address of the customer;

    transmitting the image data and the transaction data to a server in communication with one or more POS systems at one or more store locations, including generating a data file, the data file including the transaction data, the correct e-mail address of the customer and a file name corresponding to the image data;

    assigning an e-mail template based on the data file transmitted to the server; and

    sending an e-mail to the correct customer e-mail address, wherein the content of the email is based on the assigned e-mail template, where the e-mail provides the image data obtained by the server.

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