Walmart filed a patent application for the market for the resale of goods on the blockchain. This is reported by Coindesk.
The application describes a service that will record the purchase of customers in the registry on the blockchain, which will subsequently allow them to resell the purchased goods, using the available records, on the retailer's site.
Compilers of the application note that the client does not always intend to use the acquired item throughout its life cycle and often has to rely on its own resources for subsequent resale, and the described invention "will provide additional support and greatly simplify the process of reselling goods." As a mechanism for accessing the service on the blockchain, trading terminals, mobile devices and a web interface are offered.
Walmart draws attention to the growing competition from "non-traditional shopping mechanisms", which explains the need for retailers with a presence in the real world, to follow the development of technology and to improve the level of customer service.