AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON using purchase history to make product recommendations - This application seeks to patent the idea of...Recommending products to customers based on their online purchase history and their offline purchase history! 10 minutes of your time can help narrow US patent applications before they become patents. Follow @askpatents on twitter to help.
QUESTION - Have you seen anything that was published before 1/24/2013 that discusses:
- Recommending products based on combining customer online and offline purchase history
If so, please submit evidence of prior art as an answer to this question. We welcome multiple answers from the same individual.
EXTRA CREDIT - sending the product recommendation as a geographic map of other customers in a vicinity of the customer who have purchased a similar product
TITLE: Product recommendations based on online/offline purchasing history
Summary: [Translated from Legalese into English] A method for generating a product recommendation based on combining online and in-store purchase history for customer.
- Publication Number: US20130204737 A1
- Application Number: US 13/749,355
- Prior Art Date: Seeking prior Art predating 1/24/2013
- Open for Challenge at USPTO: Open through 2/4/2014
- Link to Google Prior Art Search - "Find Prior Art"
Claim 1 requires each and every step below:
A method, comprising:
Receiving a request for a product recommendation for a customer; and
Generating the product recommendation based on a purchase history for the customer that comprises in-store purchases from one or more brick and mortar stores and online purchases from one or more online stores.
In English this means:
A method for generating product recommendations:
Some process requests a product recommendation for a customer;
Generate product recommendation based on purchase history for same customer using information from both his in-store purchases and his online purchases
Good prior art would be evidence of a system that did each and every one of these steps prior to 1/24/2013
You're probably aware of ten pieces of art that meet this criteria already... separately, the applicant is claiming sending the product recommendation as a geographic map of other customers in a vicinity of the customer who have purchased a similar product
"Combining online and offline purchase history to create product recommendation from the Applicant"
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