Retail Sales http://kplu.org en Amazon trying out lockers for delivering your purchases http://kplu.org/post/amazon-trying-out-lockers-delivering-your-purchases <p>If you’ve bought something recently on Amazon.com, you may have noticed it’s testing a new way to deliver packages. The Internet retailer has quietly installed <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=help_search_1-1?ie=UTF8&amp;nodeId=200689010&amp;qid=1344365177&amp;sr=1-1">non-descript lockers</a> where you can pick up an order, rather than having it sent to a personal address.</p><p>The pilot program is available in four cities including Seattle.</p><p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 12:00:50 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 6002 at http://kplu.org Amazon trying out lockers for delivering your purchases Another major retailer leaving Pioneer Square: Masins http://kplu.org/post/another-major-retailer-leaving-pioneer-square-masins <p>Another landmark retailer is leaving Seattle&rsquo;s Pioneer Square.&nbsp;</p><p>Masins Fine Furnishing and Interior Design has put its building up for lease and started looking for another Seattle location where its customers won&rsquo;t get so many parking tickets.</p><p> Fri, 02 Sep 2011 15:58:04 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 2519 at http://kplu.org March sales at Costco, Nordstrom bode well for large retail http://kplu.org/post/march-sales-costco-nordstrom-bode-well-large-retail <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-962178.mp3</p><p>A surprisingly solid March &ndash; <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2014705761_apusretailsales.html">that&#39;s the consensus about last month&#39;s retail sales</a>.&nbsp; Despite cold weather and climbing gas prices, shoppers spent a lot more money last month than they did in March a year ago.</p><p>Costco and Nordstrom are among the local companies that are benefiting.</p> Thu, 07 Apr 2011 23:37:01 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 1161 at http://kplu.org March sales at Costco, Nordstrom bode well for large retail