05960411 is referenced by 1626 patents and cites 19 patents.

A method and system for placing an order to purchase an item via the Internet. The order is placed by a purchaser at a client system and received by a server system. The server system receives purchaser information including identification of the purchaser, payment information, and shipment information from the client system. The server system then assigns a client identifier to the client system and associates the assigned client identifier with the received purchaser information. The server system sends to the client system the assigned client identifier and an HTML document identifying the item and including an order button. The client system receives and stores the assigned client identifier and receives and displays the HTML document. In response to the selection of the order button, the client system sends to the server system a request to purchase the identified item. The server system receives the request and combines the purchaser information associated with the client identifier of the client system to generate an order to purchase the item in accordance with the billing and shipment information whereby the purchaser effects the ordering of the product by selection of the order button.

Title
Method and system for placing a purchase order via a communications network
Application Number
8/928951
Publication Number
5960411
Application Date
September 12, 1997
Publication Date
September 28, 1999
Inventor
Joel Spiegel
Seattle
WA, US
Shel Kaphan
Seattle
WA, US
Jeffrey P Bezos
Seattle
WA, US
Peri Hartman
Seattle
WA, US
Agent
Perkins Coie
Assignee
Amazon com
WA, US
IPC
G06F 17/60
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