I had the good fortune to speak with a Stores rep this week and voiced my concerns. He just couldn't see what the problem was. eBay used this model in Europe with great success, and the joy of those store owners. He looked at my store and told me that I was doing everything right and that the exposure will help. I told him I would let him know if my sales increased. Sadly, even if they do increase, I'm still paying an additional $75 in fees... and that's with my 20% power seller discount!!!
But in the end it all comes down to these simple facts...
I don't have to pay for rent in a mall.
I don't have to sit behind a counter waiting for people to walk in.
I don't have to worry about anybody knocking something off the shelf.
I don't have to pay for lots of other fees involved with running a brick and mortar business.
So eBay is still a pretty good deal. Having said that, I am still pursuing other avenues...