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My question is: Is it common for SharePoint 2010 and 2013 to be used as a e-commerce website for end-user?

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it would be more appropriate to post this in the Chat area and solicit responses. that being said there are plenty of sites using SharePoint for this purpose, but I'm not sure I would classify it as "common". –  Jesus Shelby Jul 24 '13 at 13:54

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No, it's not common. SharePoint does not come with any e-commerce functionality out of the box. That needs to be brought in by other software. A quick google for "SharePoint shopping cart" should give you some ideas about third party products. Microsoft also has a server product for e-commerce, but I have heard (cannot quote any sources) that it's hard to install and integrate with SharePoint.

In 2013 the Catalogue functionality looks like a step into the e-commerce direction.

The whole bundle about payment transactions, etc., is not in the box.

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If your customer is using latest AX and SharePoint 2013 there is AX Retail that is a standard commerce integration for SharePoint 2013

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj991926.aspx

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I agree with teylyn that SharePoint doesn't have native e-commerce functionality. However it doesn't make SharePoint a bad choice. We view it as a strenght rather than a weekness.

Typical shopping cart in other countries contains 5-7 steps. Sharepoint solves those steps in "native way" - initially defined by the design of system.

Here is my article on this topic: http://www.artfulbits.com/articles/shopping-cart-for-sharepoint-site.aspx Please, view it as my personal point of viw on this topic. And here is a SharePoint web part we came with for e-commerce on SharePoint. http://www.artfulbits.com/products/sharepoint/shopping-cart.aspx

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