Point-service system in online shopping mall

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PATENT NO 5937391
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08864971

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A service system in an online shopping mall established through a network realizes an improvement of a service to a customer by not having to carry a magnetic card and shortening a time from issuing points to redeeming points. To attain the objects of the system, a points issuing unit issues points corresponding to the purchase amount of a customer. A points storage device stores the number of points accumulated by the customer. A points redeeming unit reduces a purchase amount of the customer as points to be redeemed. A points issue ratio and a points redeeming ratio can be set for each shop forming part of the online shopping mall.

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FUJITSU LIMITEDKAWASAKI18047

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Egashira, Yuka Kawasaki, JP 1 264
Fujiwara, Masao Kawasaki, JP 13 527
Ikeda, Sekio Kawasaki, JP 2 269
Miyasaka, Michihiro Kawasaki, JP 5 376
Morita, Shuji Kawasaki, JP 18 392
Oka, Nobuo Kawasaki, JP 2 282
Yamashita, Masakazu Kawasaki, JP 8 362

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