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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting a Web-Based Business by Steve Slaunwhite

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Chapter 5
The Goods on Physical Products
In This Chapter
• Finding physical products to sell on your website
• Dealing with the complexities of packaging and shipping
• Outsourcing manufacturing and finding drop ship wholesalers
Although the Internet is an electronic marketplace, the overwhelming majority of online stores sells and ships physical goods. In fact, the first really successful e-business was an upstart online bookstore called Amazon. com. (Heard of them?)
Selling physical products online is a much more complicated process than software, subscriptions, and other products that can be digitally delivered. You have to source or create the product, then promote and sell it, then get it shipped to the customer. On the plus side, websites ...

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