I'm an avid skier, and I enjoy taking shots in the backcountry. Recently I've had a number of friends try to encourage me to start selling prints, mostly at local markets and fairs. I've got a good full-time career, and no real interest in spending time selling prints. I have thought about putting together a nice gallery website, and allowing visitors to purchase prints and so forth from the site. I've got no illusions about making tons of money -- as I said, I have a good job, and don't want to put the time out to be "successful" in the traditional sense. On the other hand, I don't mind if someone wants to buy a print or two, and I don't mind earning a little money off the deal. But realistically, I'm not expecting to make enough money to justify any up-front costs many printing houses charge for "pro" packages. Here's my problem... I feel it looks very amatuerish to host e-commerce visibly on another company's site. I own my own domain, have my own server, and have no issues coding and developing a professional website. In fact, this aspect could be considered "fun" and part of the reason I'm willing to put forth any energy at all. Having something like http://whatever.shutterfly.com for a gallery is right out. Making money is secondary; putting a professional looking gallery online is more important. All the printing services I can find either charge large monthly/annual fees, require the gallery/orders to come from their server, and/or limit the photos available to unreasonable numbers (e.g., 25). If anyone knows of a good online service that doesn't charge an upfront fee, lets you send orders from your own website, and would allow at least 100 images, please let me know. Barring that, I'm thinking I have two options: (1) Create a website, process orders myself, and utilize a local printing company and ship the orders myself. While using a local printing company gives me the advantage of not having to trust the quality of a company I'm unfamiliar with, I really don't like the idea of handling shipping myself. (2) Create a website, process orders myself, and utilize an online printing service but have them ship the product directly to the customer. This simplifies things greatly for me, but could potentially lead the customer to think I've pulled a "bait and switch" tactic. As much as I hate the idea of handling product myself, I'm leaning towards the first option. Given that I'm not planning to sell many prints, I'm actually thinking I might even forgo putting prices on prints, and just include a link to contact me for pricing information. Thoughts?