I am exploring Magento and different CMS's out there. I looked through several website however, I can't figure out how the whole eCommerce business works.
1) Do most personal sites (sites managed by 1-2 people) have a warehouse/store and only use their site to get orders? And then they ship the product themselves?
2) Or do they use 3rd party websites such as Amazon, CafePress and popular sites listed here (http://mashable.com/2009/09/05/sell-products-online/) to automatically manufacture and ship?
I am trying to create a site which links the products to stores I create through sites like CafePress/MyStore
What are most people doing? Are they buying products on sale and then storing and reselling online?
Can someone please explain the basics?
I would appreciate your help.