However a Traveler may be able to rotate his stock,items,products as he travels. (Chuck is brilliant notation... add here)
For instance www.shopify.com is a site were a traveler or hobo could
add products and delete them when/as he moves. Allways changing inventory.
All you really have to do is take a pic,describe it's purpose and sell.
"really what you are doing is selling the vendors products and just puting it in the mail". But of course it is the skill of finding the gold and telling the world.
If no orders on day of departure. delete...easy
toooo much work for me but maybe something Andrew can figure out.
Link for Andy and disciples www.shopify.com
Very good Chuck, I can see you are on the right path.
I would like to team up with a Ebay power seller, send them products.
Actually you can sell on AMAZON.COM too and be an affiliate. You can sell Amazon products on your own site and they will even help you do the web pages for your items. Amazon handles all the stocking and shipping and your commission is paid right into your Amazon account.
There was a volunteer in Senegal for a while who helped out street kids by selling travel books and music disks on his site. His site at Almudo.com is down now but he is explained on wikipedia here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Almudo
I think selling through Amazon offers more possibility than eBay because it requires less monitoring by the individual except to perhaps change items in your list.
Just my two pesos on the subject and I hope th8is may help someone
I recommend products where you net a minimun of 25 dollars per sale.