What is Punchout?

Punchout is the process of connecting from one system to another so that a user can shop for goods or services. The user is automatically signed on to the shopping site, and the shopping basket is returned to the purchasing site.

Punchout Diagram?

Different Types of Punchout

@UK PLC supports all the forms of punchout, so if you get a SiteGenerator ecommerce site it is ready to trade with all major systems. @UK PLC can also connect in existing ecommerce websites using punchout.

cXML punchout

Most widely used and the biggest range of interpretations and changes to the standard e.g. for Multi supplier baskets

cXML Punchout

SbXP punchout

Next most widely used with standard implementations in most languages.  Also called OrderXchange.

sbxp Punchout

OCI punchout

SAP only protocol designed for multi supplier shopping basket return to SAP. OCI stands for Open Catalogue Interface.

OAGXML punchout

Oracle only designed for multi supplier shopping basket return to Oracle. OAG stands for Open Applications Group.

Standard Punchout

Normal form of punchout supported by all types of punchout

Transparent Punchout

A distributed search rather than punchout supported by OAGXML and SBXP punchout's only


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Why Choose @UK?

  • Green Marketplace with over 1 million users
  • Get analysis results fast: fully-automated
  • Guaranteed savings & Immediate business plan
  • Full granular, line-item level reporting
  • Products, categories and suppliers responsible for your procurement carbon footprint
  • Over £120 billion analysed to date
  • Over 290,000 companies formed
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@UK PLC is the leading ecommerce marketplace, with over 1 million users. We believe that @UK PLC has significantly more users than all the other UK marketplaces combined, and that we are probably the largest transactional b2b marketplace providing integrated eCommerce and eProcurement worldwide.

@UK PLC is the first large volume green marketplace with over 3 million products that have carbon footprints. @UK PLC supports businesses from start up through to being members of the fortune 500, and is a leading Company Formation & Company Registration Agent with over 290,000 Limited Companies formed.


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'The project was particularly exciting as it allowed for joint work with leading academics at the University of Reading and Research scientists at @UK PLC. This is one of the largest and most innovative KTP projects ever undertaken and we are very excited by the results. We believe that the new tool is groundbreaking and has come at exactly the right time to help public and private sector organizations achieve savings.'

Professor Mark Bishop, Department of Computing

'It's really useful because we can look at the information from all different angles and it's so easy to use,' says Ms Hamilton. 'It will help us rationalise and standardise our suppliers and products, which in turn means we can get better prices.'

Vicki Hamilton, The Head of Procurement and Supplies for the Outer South East London Shared Procurement
London Procurement Program


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