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1. (WO2019067547) MARKETPLACE FOR ACTIVE TRANSPORT COOLERS
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What is claimed is:

1. A method for providing cold transportation comprising:

receiving a registration of a transportation provider on a digital marketplace;

verifying capabilities of the transportation provider;

receiving a transportation request from a requestor;

making the transportation request available to multiple transportation providers;

receiving a claim request from the transportation provider, wherein the claim indicates a desire to fulfill the transportation request; and

arranging for payment of the transportation request between the transportation provider and the requestor; wherein the method is embodied in a digital marketplace.

2. The method of claim 1 wherein:

the registration comprises information about cold transportation capabilities of the transportation provider.

3. The method of claim 2 wherein:

the cold transportation capabilities include a capacity of a vehicle, and a temperature range of the vehicle.

4. The method of claim 2 wherein the registration is confirmed via a unique identifier of a refrigeration unit operated by the transportation provider.

5. The method of claim 2 wherein information about cold transportation capabilities includes a periodic verification of the refrigeration unit.

6. The method of claim 1 wherein arranging for payment includes facilitating negotiation of a price between the transportation provider and the requestor.

7. The method of claim 5 wherein facilitating negotiation includes arranging an auction such that multiple transportation providers can each supply a bid and the requestor can select one transportation provider based on the bids of the multiple transportation providers.

8. The method of claim 1 wherein arranging for payment includes determining a price of the transportation based on a distance of the transportation, and time of day, using a predetermined algorithm.

9. The method of claim 8 wherein the predetermined algorithm further uses demand to determine a price of transportation.

10. The method of claim 1 wherein arranging for payment comprises:

receiving payment information from the requestor;

receiving account information from the transportation provider; and

transferring payment from the requestor to the transportation provider upon completion of transportation services.

11. The method of claim 1 further comprising:

tracking a location of the transportation provider after receiving the claim request from the transportation provider

12. A system for providing cold transportation comprising:

a digital marketplace operable to execute on a computer processor and accessible via a mobile electronic device;

wherein the digital marketplace is configured to:

receive a registration of a transportation provider on a digital marketplace;

verify capabilities of the transportation provider;

receive a transportation request from a requestor;

make the transportation request available to multiple transportation providers;

receive a claim request from the transportation provider, wherein the claim indicates a desire to fulfill the transportation request; and

arrange for payment of the transportation request between the transportation provider and the requestor.

13. The system of claim 12 wherein:

the registration comprises information about cold transportation capabilities of the transportation provider.

14. The system of claim 13 wherein:

the cold transportation capabilities include a capacity of a vehicle, and a temperature range of the vehicle.

15. The system of claim 13 wherein the registration is confirmed via a unique identifier of a refrigeration unit operated by the transportation provider.

16. The system of claim 12 wherein arranging for payment includes facilitating negotiation of a price between the transportation provider and the requestor.

17. The system of claim 16 wherein facilitating negotiation includes arranging an auction such that multiple transportation providers can each supply a bid and the requestor can select one transportation provider based on the bids of the multiple transportation providers.

18. The system of claim 12 wherein arranging for payment includes determining a price of the transportation based on a distance of the transportation, and time of day, using a predetermined algorithm.

19. The system of claim 18 wherein the predetermined algorithm further uses demand to determine a price of transportation.

20. The method of claim 12 wherein arranging for payment comprises:

receiving payment information from the requestor;

receiving account information from the transportation provider; and

transferring payment from the requestor to the transportation provider upon completion of transportation services.