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1. (WO2014205549) A METHOD OF ORDERING BASED ON ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/205549    International Application No.:    PCT/CA2014/000522
Publication Date: Thu Jan 01 00:59:59 CET 2015 International Filing Date: Fri Jun 27 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: G06Q 30/06
Applicants: GILFOYLE, Christopher, James
Inventors: GILFOYLE, Christopher, James
Title: A METHOD OF ORDERING BASED ON ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL
Abstract:
A method for prioritizing a transmitted order based upon a customer's estimated time of arrival comprises the steps of: transmitting an order to a vendor by a customer via a localization-capable device; identifying the location of the customer via the localization-capable device; calculating the estimated time of arrival of the customer at the vendor based upon the customer's location; and placing the order in a queue with the vendor. The queue is arranged according to such criteria as the anticipated completion time of pending orders, and the anticipated completion time of the customer's order corresponds to the customer's estimated time of arrival at the vendor. While on route to the vendor, a new location of the customer via the localization-capable device is identified and an updated estimated time of arrival of the customer at the vendor is calculated based upon the customer's new location. Thereafter the position of the order in the queue based upon the updated estimated time of arrival is adjusted and the order is completed in relation to the updated estimated time of arrival.