Patent Number: 7,752,075

Title: Method and system for auction or sales of deliverable prepared food via the internet

Abstract: A method and system for auctioning items via the Internet permit customers to bid on items and others to bid after delivery has been scheduled, and optionally commenced, to a previous bidder. A bid increment is set according to a geographic location of the new bidder, so that the requirements of rescheduling delivery to the new bidder can be taken into account in the auction. The items may be food items. Items and an estimated time of arrival (ETA) are displayed on a web page that provides an interface for purchase or bidding. Bidding may be made for the actual item purchase or for a scheduled delivery time. Audio and/or visual communication with an ordering point and/or delivery vehicle may be provided in the user interface.

Inventors: Angert; Charles D. (Colorado Springs, CO), Harris; Andrew Mitchell (Lakemont, GA)


International Classification: G06Q 30/00 (20060101); G06Q 50/00 (20060101); G06Q 20/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/06/12018