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Dynamic screen control according to amount of use on KIOSK terminal.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015701D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 84K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a service to promote sales on a KIOSK terminal.

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Dynamic screen control according to amount of use on KIOSK terminal.

Disclosed is a service to promote sales on a KIOSK terminal.

Each screen showed on the KIOSK terminal is the same contents for each customer at the present time. This is a service that shows special or specific screens in response to the amount of each customer's use. The objective of this service is to have a customer use the KIOSK terminal repeatedly and to promote the sales.

The amount of each customer's use is accumulated as the "points". The special screens are provided per each item category according to the customer's points. The service level on the special screen is getting higher according to the customer's points.

The points are stored in the customer's IC card or the database connected the KIOSK terminal. The points are accumulated at the end of the transaction on the KIOSK terminal.

The points are stored for each item category in the database. (See Fig.1)

Customer ID Name Password Birthday Travel point Music point Book point Total point 0000000001 Taro Yamada N7634N56 1971/05/06 10 3 20 133 0000000002 Hanako

           K849B320Suzuki 1985/02/11 30 8 10 148 0000000003 Hiroshi Sato Z643928L 1980/11/20 5 20 5 130 Fig.1

The table that represents the condition of the amount of money per point is held in the database. (See Fig.2)

Item category Regular item Promotion item

Travel 1 Point per $20.00 1 Point per $10.00 Music 1 Point per $5.00 1 Point per $2.00 Book 1 Point per $10.00 1 Point per $5.00

Fig.2

The table that represents the condition of each special screen for the points is held in the database. (See Fig.3)

Item category Regular screen Silver special screen Gold special screen Platinum special screen Travel Above 0 Point Above 20 Points Above 100 Points Above 500 Points Music Above 0 Point Above 5 Points Above 20 Points Above 100 Points Book Above 0 Point Above 10 Poi...