Chapter 37. Buying and Selling on the Internet

Today, you can buy or sell just about anything online. Companies are beginning to approach the Web not just as an intriguing place to experiment, but as a market they mustn’t miss. In this chapter, you’ll get a taste of e-commerce (electronic commerce) from both sides of the e-counter. First, you’ll learn how to shop and invest online safely. Next, you’ll learn the ways you can do business online, and learn how to get started.

Shopping ’Til You Drop

You can buy just about anything over the Internet from websites that sell products, also known as virtual storefronts. Figure 37.1 shows one such virtual storefront.

Figure 37.1. Virtual storefronts are the hip way to buy online, 24 hours a day, without clerks ...

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