Gamers who had backed the game were upset by this, stating there was no indication during the Kickstarter drive that it would feature mobile/Facebook-style microtransactions, calling it "pay-to-win".
Molyneux must have heard those complaints, because now if a player visits that screen, in big block letters, a message states, "There is no shop". So, if there was a microtransaction store, there is one no longer, it seems.
Godus is currently available for purchase on Steam Early Access. It's expected to see official release sometime in 2014.