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Method and System for Automatically Preparing Potential Shopping List of Consumers and Sharing Product Requirements with Vendors

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000200053D
Publication Date: 2010-Sep-24
Document File: 1 page(s) / 19K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for automatically preparing potential shopping list of a consumer and sharing product requirements with one or more vendors. Accordingly, the one or more vendors maintain their inventory with appropriate stock corresponding to each product in their stores.

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Method and System for Automatically Preparing Potential Shopping List of Consumers and Sharing Product Requirements with Vendors

Disclosed is a method and system for automatically preparing potential shopping list of a consumer and sharing product requirements with one or more vendors. Accordingly, the one or more vendors maintain their inventory with appropriate stock corresponding to each product in their stores.

Usually, a vendor provides a customer with a loyalty card. A loyalty card includes customer details such as membership number, reward points, and details about purchase history. The detail about a purchase history may include purchase date, product information, and expiry date of the product. In a normal scenario, a customer may have multiple loyalty cards associated with multiple vendors.

In accordance with the method and system disclosed herein, the loyalty cards of the consumer is configured to work with smart kitchen applications such as smart fridge and smart kitchen and home technologies. The smart kitchen applications predict consumer's potential upcoming purchases by monitoring stock of the consumer. In an embodiment, the smart kitchen applications may derive a list of vendors by scanning the loyalty cards of the consumer. Further, using loyalty cards, consumer's preferences for vendors for different type of products is determined. For example, a loyalty card may show purchase for a specific type of product from a vendor. So, it may be assumed...