It is always a wise idea to consult with an attorney before venturing into any new business arena, whether online or off. Often times, most individuals fail to remember this when starting up their own eBusiness and online store.
If you already have legal insurance or are required to get it, you would be wise to consult with an attorney or Internet law experts. You may even be able to find one that offers advice free of charge online through blogs, forums and other avenues of research. Like anything researched online, take what you read with a grain of salt and if you have any doubts about the validity of what you find you may want to consult an attorney just to be sure. Some merchants are required to obtain certain licenses to sell certain goods online, in these instances you should consult with an attorney and have them make you aware of any risks associated with selling the goods or obtaining a license to sell them.