At the age of 27, Kemal Tas establishes Ledstores and sells ledstrips to customers via a webshop from his home in Amsterdam. The attic is converted into a mini-warehouse of 10m2. Racks are filled with multiple types of LED strips and accessories. There appears to be great demand for this product and soon several packages are being sent throughout the Netherlands every day. Each package is carefully packed, customer questions are patiently answered, and the packets are being driven to the post office. A lot of work for someone who has a full time job, so the first employee is employed.
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.