ssgumby thanks for the tips, my mom used to do marketing for lawfirms, hopefully she knows one that can help me plan.
The shopping cart and merchant services / gateway, really appreciate the words of wisdom and great points, I hope I have the money upfront to square those away.
I'll probably be taking baby steps like dpd1 and Luxoria are saying. Luxoria / ssgumby, the "free" Paypal / Google payments, those only accept customers that use those systems, so someone who would simply want to use a CC, I would have to set up a PCI compliant gateway through my local bank or another provider to do that right, and I'm guessing that takes some investment?
jsinger, that's why I'm here. Thanks for the advice and terminology. I'm only going to be concentrating on one specific type of clothing so hopefully I can get started with less than $100k. That's a big piece I'm missing from the puzzle though, is figuring out what that looks like and how to get the best price / service / lead time.