Interesting if not entirely unexpected news courtesy of the Second Life Insider (link) that CafePress is establishing a presence inside the Second Life virtual world. I’m unsure of their source, but I got a chuckle out of a comment apparently attributed to whoever is talking this up:
Until a Real Life teleportation system is developed, however, product fulfillment will continue to rely on traditional shipping methods.
I guess the people at CafePress or whoever is working with them aren’t paying much attention to the kinds of things going on in the world of manufacturing. Considering their rather limited product catalogue, I’d say CafePress stands a good chance of being either an early adopter or an early casualty. Time will tell.