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1. (WO2018106487) MULTI-MERCHANT PORTAL FOR E-COMMERCE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/106487    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/063560
Publication Date: Fri Jun 15 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Nov 30 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G06Q 30/00
Applicants: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
Inventors: O'MAHONY, Chris
ELDER, Stephen
O'SULLIVAN, Bryan
STAVELEY, Alex
DOYLE, Eammon
TONER, Stephen
RIZZINI, Andrea
O'CONNOR, Maurice
CUMMINS, Oran
HUMPHREYS, Derek
Title: MULTI-MERCHANT PORTAL FOR E-COMMERCE
Abstract:
A multi-merchant portal that enables a user to access e-commerce stores is provided. Each e-commerce store has respective merchant categories browsable by the user at a customer device through the portal, each merchant category comprising products available for purchase from a respective merchant. In response to receiving a request from the customer device to switch access of the user browsing a selected merchant category of the first merchant in a first e-commerce store, to a second e-commerce store, the portal determines a system category corresponding to the selected merchant category using mapping data mapping merchant categories to system categories and then determines a destination merchant category of the second merchant in the second e-commerce store corresponding to the determined system category using mapping data mapping the system categories to the merchant categories. The portal switches user's access to the destination merchant category in the second e-commerce store.