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1. (WO2001037114) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ORDERING SAMPLE QUANTITIES OVER A NETWORK

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/037114    International Application No.:    PCT/US1999/027176
Publication Date: Sat May 26 01:59:59 CEST 2001 International Filing Date: Thu Nov 18 00:59:59 CET 1999
IPC: G06Q 30/06
G06Q 50/18
Applicants: TRADE ACCESS, INC.
CONKLIN, Jeffrey
FOUCHER, David
FOUCHER, Daniel
Inventors: CONKLIN, Jeffrey
FOUCHER, David
FOUCHER, Daniel
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ORDERING SAMPLE QUANTITIES OVER A NETWORK
Abstract:
A multivariate negotiations engine for ordering sample quantities which: enables a sponsor to create and administer a community between participants such as buyers and sellers having similar interests (60); allows a buyer/participant to search and evaluate seller information (70), propose and negotiate orders and counteroffers that include all desired terms (70), request and order sample quantities (74), and track activity; allows a seller/participant to use remote authoring templates to create a complete Website for immediate integration and activation in the community (50), to evaluate proposed buyer orders and counteroffers (54), and to negotiate multiple variables such as prices, terms, conditions etc. (70), iteratively with a buyer. This also allows buyers and sellers to use and negotiate payment options and methods that are accepted internationally. The system maintains internal databases that contain the history of all transactions in each community, so that sponsors, buyers and sellers may retrieve appropriate records to document each stage of interaction and negotiation. Documents are created by the system during the negotiation process.