chapter  9
E-commerce and Financial Transactions
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There are many online retail stores that handle either physical product, digital downloads, or both. Should you decide to do it yourself, there are several online services that handle the complex portions of self-distribution, including financial transactions, setting up the web site storefront, and inventory management and handling. Some of these services basically offer software to interface with your artist’s web site and use a database to manage shipping information, or they simply deal in financial transactions (see Table 9.1).