The story of Ledstores begins when 27-year old, Kemal Tas starts selling LED strips via an online marketplace from his home in Amsterdam. The attic room is soon converted into a tiny warehouse of 10m2 and filled with different types of LED strips and accessories. It becomes apparent that there is a real demand for this type of product. Soon several packages are sent and packed with care throughout the Netherlands each day. Questions from customers are answered patiently, and packages are personally driven to the post office. It is becoming a lot of work for someone who also has a full-time job, so the first employee is hired at Ledstores.
The first Online store is launched
Because of the massive demand for LED lights and the manual ordering process, the first official Ledstores online store is built: ledstrip-specialist.nl. The site initially aimed at private consumers and mood lights offered for home use grew fast. The website gets visited frequently, and the number of orders increased rapidly. The attic room is no longer suitable for storing all the products, and the rest of the home is already used as additional storage space. The search for a bigger office and storage space begins.