Patent Number: 8,818,908

Title: Providing recycling fees

Abstract: A system for providing a fee associated with a location for an ordered object. In response to receiving an order for an object from a customer that includes a location for where to ship the object, it is determined whether the location requires a fee for the object. The fee for the object for the location is requested from a fee service in response to determining that the location does require the fee for the object. The fee for the object for the location is received from the fee service. The fee for the object for the location is added to a customer price and a first customer response. Then, the first customer response that includes the fee for the object for the location is sent to the customer.

Inventors: Altice; Brad M. (Wake Forest, NC), Narayanan; Anandakrishnan (Morrisville, NC), O'Lear; Joanne (Raleigh, NC), Reilly; William J. (Cary, NC)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06Q 50/22 (20120101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018