Whatever you're looking for can be delivered right to your door, in a day, in some cases, in just a few hours. So why make the trip to the stores when you can accomplish the same thing through a key tap or an app? This is the issue luring shoppers away from actual stores -- and the stores are feeling it. Some stores are staying alive online, but closing up actual shops, and the ones left standing have a lot of work to do. "These stores are trying to reinvent themselves to meet this new consumer economy we are in, " says Enrique Lopez-Lira, a professor of economics and finance at Grand Canyon University .

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