Apple's University Village store. (Credit: Apple)

Surprise! The second-largest retailer after Amazon is not what you’d expect

Nope, it’s not Macy’s or Walmart. Apple is the second-largest U.S. online retailer after Amazon, with more than $18.3 billion in sales from its website and iTunes. E-commerce research firm Internet Retailer reported today that Amazon remains miles ahead of its U.S. competition in the online retail space. Last year, Amazon’s retail sales amounted to $67.9… Read More


Staples picks Seattle for new e-commerce and engineering center

It’s not just tech giants with names like Google, Facebook and Groupon which are expanding their operations in Seattle. Here comes Staples, the brick-and-mortar retailer which announced Thursday that it plans to establish a new development center in Seattle in the coming months, with room for as many as 50 employees in downtown Seattle, the company… Read More


This just in: RadioShack is getting Amazon Lockers, too

A report by Reuters yesterday broke the news that Staples is installing Amazon Lockers in its stores, letting customers ship packages to Staples locations for pickup. But it’s not the only retailer jumping on board: RadioShack has already started installing Amazon Lockers at some of its stores, GeekWire has figured out. A search for Amazon… Read More

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Report: Amazon Lockers arriving at Staples stores has struck a deal to put its new locker system — which allows customers to order products online and pick them up at physical locations — in Staples stores, according to a report today by Reuters. Staples is the largest office supply retailer in the world, with more than $25 billion in annual sales and… Read More