Method For An Online Merchant To Offer Competitive Product Pricing And Promotions Attractive To Their Global Customers

An online merchant can compile a list of products, inventories, and prices from its various suppliers; then combine pricing and promotional strategies with purchasing responses to creates a purchasing transaction model that is attractive to customers and profitable for the merchant. Linux (running on the online merchant’s server) captures as much information about a customer as possible, then uses that information to present the most relevant products with an attractive pricing and promotion strategies to those customers.

Publication Date
09 February 2009

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e-commerce


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