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Method and System for Automatically Sending Gifts based on User Defined Policies

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000200151D
Publication Date: 2010-Oct-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 31K

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Arpit Gupta: INVENTOR

Abstract

A method and system is provided for automatically sending gifts based on user defined policies for an occasion, relationship with a recipient, price, etc.

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Method and System for Automatically Sending Gifts based on User Defined Policies

Abstract

A method and system is provided for automatically sending gifts based on user defined policies for an occasion, relationship with a recipient, price, etc.

Description

Disclosed is a method and system for automatically sending gifts based on user defined policies for an occasion, relationship with a recipient, price, etc.  The method and system disclosed herein, utilizes user information from online accounts of a user to create a unified database.  The online accounts may be associated with a mail service or social networking sites.

In order to automatically send gifts, a user registers with a service provider by providing detailed information including, the dates of different occasions, relationships with different recipients, preferred products, personal information, etc.  Additionally, the user may set a predefined price limit for the gifts, and is allowed to provide a prepayment or provide credit-card information with the predefined price limit for each transaction and a maximum limit for a particular year.  Furthermore, the user defines policies for choosing gifts to be sent based on an occasion or a recipient.  For example, occasions may include anniversaries, graduation days, birthdays etc., and recipients may be family members, friends, business contacts etc.

Thereafter, the service provider automatically sends relevant gifts based on the user defined policies and the user i...