Correction.....it is VERY possible to make a large profit selling goods online.
What it takes is careful research, and then direct, and productive, traffic.
I already have people making instant purchases from me and I have invested basically hardly ZILCH startup capital.
People from all over the world, are actively seeking out items.
The only way to do it, is research the suppliers and beat them to the punch every time. That way you are the one who knows ahead of time what item is going to be hot or not.
And now, AFTER you know the facts about that item....buy a liquidation sale or buy in bulk of a company (any) who is simply getting rid of them.
100% profits every time!
And here is something else I discovered.....the long way.
If you keep stock around, even if it is not in your possession, you can sell all of it out in weeks or months over time by simply keeping the stock fully avaialble on your front website.
Yes you can have a storefront, but the key is to put all the stock in it.
Then, no matter what isn't selling you can drive a continuous freight-train of traffic to the website (websites?) and still, sell out of all the products eventually to whomever. And they can be actively sold and thrown out all over the world, it doesn't matter then. All you need is a hard work ethic, and an automatic truckload of traffic hitting your website 24/7. The business can then finally run itself. That is the only time it becomes nearly 100% automatic. :)