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An electronic commerce process of tentative goods pruchase, picking-up, and reselling if needed based on time-limit express delivery to physical store

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000237862D
Publication Date: 2014-Jul-17

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Abstract

Disclosed is a process to enabling tentative purchase and the resale of goods which is tentatively bought, delivered to physical store, and given up by the original buyer. The tentative purchase activity initialized by the customer is not actually purchase before the customer confirms the purchase in the collecting unit, such as grocery, supermarket, or book store. This will form a goods buffer in the grocery-like collecting unit which is nearby the residential area. The buffer can be cleared by the actual buyers who initialized the purchase or by other people who has the same demand after the actual buyer gives up the purchase right.

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An electronic commerce process of tentative goods pruchase

An electronic commerce process of tentative goods pruchase,

limit express delivery to physical 

 

--limit express delivery to physical

limit express delivery to physical

In general, goods traded in Internet are delivered with delivery express after the buyers confirmed the purchase. The money is paid directly in the Internet to the seller or to the courier face to face. The requirement is you have to buy it with some kind of confirmation. If a customer don't plan to buy it after you have a try on the goods, he/she have to reject the delivery express or return the goods by calling delivery express service.

There are many kinds of express collecting unit, such as grocery, book store, supermarket, dime store. However, they can not help the customer to reject, or resell the goods. This is called the last mile problem in the express industry.

Here is the problem: how to automatically enable the process of reselling goods, which are tentatively bought, rejected by the customer or not reached for some other reasons, to near community or to other collecting unit?

Disclosed is a process to enabling tentative purchase and the resale of goods which is tentatively bought, delivered to physical store, and given up by the original buyer. The tentative purchase activity initialized by the customer is not actually purchase before the customer confirms the purchase in the collecting unit, such as grocery, supermarket, or book store. This will form a goods buffer in the grocery-like collecting unit which is nearby the residential area. The buffer can be cleared by the actual buyers who initialized the purchase or by other people who has the same demand after the actual buyer gives up the purchase right.

For privacy and security concern, all the address note attached in the package are only readable to the initial buyer's phone or other electronic devices. Or this can be implemented by using the chameleon paint which is faded with time going on. The package of the goods is translucent if the customer doesn't care about the privacy.

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Advantages:

1. It can help to save the delivery fee generated in the return process.

2. The tentative purchase will give the customer more chances to take a look at the good before actually buying it.

3. With the long term purchasing behavior learning in the grocery-like collecting unit, the nearby demand can be induced.
4. It can help to counteract the risk that the initial customer doesn't like the goods.

5. It makes the goods are close to terminal customer, which will prompt the sales.

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Figure. Overview of the whole process.

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In reference 1, a method to sync inventory among multiple storage is disclosed. What's more, the inventory ca...