Retail real estate brokers report that more Web shops are inquiring about renting space as they...

|By:, SA News Editor

Retail real estate brokers report that more Web shops are inquiring about renting space as they mull setting up brick-and-mortar stores. Not burdened with older software and cash registers or the necessity of stocking every product in their stores, Web retailers can get off easy on costs. eBay (EBAY +0.6%) is into the physical game, as is Bonobos and Gap's (GPS -1.7%) Piperlime. But still all quiet on the Amazon (AMZN +0.4%) front.