What do you say to this conflicting response from another user?
"Go to your shop icon (in SCCP). Select PAGES. Go to home page (optional).
Tick box that says : putt secondary links under home in main menue put the url of your home page into the address (if home page is in SCCP it will unfortunately creat 2) shop home & home.
If your home page is made in something else like VSD you can then change SHOP HOME to something else (in my delorean site in sig its PROMOTIONS.
Now there will be a drop down under home with your other pages listed in..."
I would say Viv meant well, but didn't address your question correctly. You asked if they could show on the menu and the answer is no. There is no patch for this unfortuntately, this is just how the menu works in the software and most of us that use it have gotten used to that.
What Viv is suggesting works for many also though. Instead of creating the pages within the cart software, create them using other means such as VSD or HTML Editor and then link the Home page to the shop via the settings. This creates a pretty flawless transfer between the regular site and the shop. This allows the Home button on the shop to take people to your external website and when you put a menu item on your external website to your shop it links the 2 together. That is essentially what Viv was trying to tell you. He didn't contradict by saying the menu could display the items as you were asking, he was giving an optional way to set it up that many have used.
If you opt to do it this way then you can rename your Shop Home page to be anything you want it to be. Some people use that for the Featured Items page, some for their Policies and Terms etc. Just depends on your needs. It will do what you need, but it will not put the items on the menu other than the drop down.