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It’s certainly a difficult time for brick and mortar stores. They have much higher overhead than most online retailers, and yet have to match or nearly match the prices online retailers can offer. Many people go to stores, look at the products, then order them online, sometimes while still at the store. With many states imposing sales tax on internet purchases now, there is less of a price advantage than there used to be, so that should help physical stores be more competitive. In the end, brick and mortar stores must offer customers a reason to shop there, whether that is excellent service, ambiance or something else.