How to set up an online shop in a day

The creation and evolution of bustling trading ports have not changed much since the days when major cities were built up around shipping ports. Locations like New Amsterdam (aka NYC) were chosen for two reasons: profit and safety. It was a safe inlet to dock massive ships, and also had access to the natural resources of the New World.

The internet's e-commerce trading port success is based on the same thing: profitability and safety. Nothing could be more profitable than selling to someone on their computer, laptop and phone. You just need the technology to make these financial transfers safe for both customer and merchant.

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