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Publication numberWO2000046718 A3
Publication typeApplication
Application numberPCT/US2000/002888
Publication date28 Dec 2000
Filing date2 Feb 2000
Priority date3 Feb 1999
Also published asWO2000046718A2
Publication numberPCT/2000/2888, PCT/US/0/002888, PCT/US/0/02888, PCT/US/2000/002888, PCT/US/2000/02888, PCT/US0/002888, PCT/US0/02888, PCT/US0002888, PCT/US002888, PCT/US2000/002888, PCT/US2000/02888, PCT/US2000002888, PCT/US200002888, WO 0046718 A3, WO 0046718A3, WO 2000/046718 A3, WO 2000046718 A3, WO 2000046718A3, WO-A3-0046718, WO-A3-2000046718, WO0046718 A3, WO0046718A3, WO2000/046718A3, WO2000046718 A3, WO2000046718A3
InventorsChristopher Y Tangkilisan
ApplicantFreightmart Com Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: Patentscope, Espacenet
A method and apparatus for handling shipping requests via the internet
WO 2000046718 A3
Abstract
The invention is directed to a method of handling shipping orders over the Internet. In one or more embodiments of the invention, a shipper provides the necessary shipment information to numerous forwarders by providing the information only once to a service provider. The provided information is then maintained in the service provider's information storage system. The information is provided to a plurality of forwarders. The forwarders are invited to place their bids by a certain deadline. The system queries forwarders to place their bids and enter all relevant information that may be useful to the shipper in making a selection. The placed bids and information are then collected, stored, and arranged by the system for submission to the shipper. Certain information, such as survey results, news articles, or other publications including detailed information about the background of various forwarders that have participated in the bidding process, can also be made available to a shipper, if requested. Once the collected information is submitted to a shipper, he or she has the opportunity to select from the multiple bids provided by the system. Once the shipper accepts a bid, the transaction is completed and a confirmation is forwarded to the forwarder who has won the bid.
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Classifications
International ClassificationG06Q10/00
Cooperative ClassificationG06Q10/08
European ClassificationG06Q10/08
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