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1. US20130013439 - Collective Purchase Management System

Office
United States of America
Application Number 13541747
Application Date 04.07.2012
Publication Number 20130013439
Publication Date 10.01.2013
Publication Kind A1
IPC
G06Q 30/08
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
30Commerce, e.g. shopping or e-commerce
06Buying, selling or leasing transactions
08Auctions
CPC
G06Q 30/08
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
30Commerce, e.g. shopping or e-commerce
06Buying, selling or leasing transactions
08Auctions ; , matching or brokerage
Applicants Smullen Richard Adam
Smullen Martin Desmond
Inventors Smullen Richard Adam
Smullen Martin Desmond
Title
(EN) Collective Purchase Management System
Abstract
(EN)

A computer implemented method and system for managing a collective purchase of a sale item in an interactive environment, provides a reverse auction management platform to buyers and sellers. A lead buyer selects a sale item via a graphical user interface of the reverse auction management platform and initiates a deal. The reverse auction management platform acquires deal information and a price range for the selected sale item from the lead buyer and creates a deal group for the selected sale item. The reverse auction management platform finalizes the deal based on deal finalization criteria and initiates bidding among the sellers of the selected sale item based on the deal information, the price range, and the finalized deal, to select one or more sellers based on the bidding and/or predetermined seller selection criteria for supplying the selected sale item to the deal group for a price within the price range.

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