It started with golden buttons. In our country was imposible to find buttons before the year 1990. “My wife wanted to have dress, that she saw in then popular magazine BURDA, but gold buttons was the hardest thing to find. We had to travel to close by country Poland where we found them. We noticed that stores in Poland were stocked not only with buttons, but also threads, linings and other goods that were missing in the Czechoslovakia market at the time. This is how the idea was born and later the company” remembers with a smile on his face owner of STOKLASA company - Ing. Leo Stoklasa. Together with his wife they opened a warehouse, purchasing goods in Czechoslovakia and Poland.
"Our first office was in my parents' house. Cross-border imports were not common in the nineties, so the goods we imported was interesting for customers.I had to load up the car and deliver it to the shops myself" says today's successful entrepreneur. “The trend continued and we hired business representatives who traveled throughout the Czech Republic and Slovakia and offered our goods. A few years ago 90% percent of our goods was delivered in a pickup truck, we delivered also to Poland and Hungary. It was time-consuming and also expensive. Fortunately the Internet came just in time to start the e-shop" finished looking back to the beginnings of the company STOKLASA its director and owner.
STOKLASA IN NUMBERS
The number of languages in which e-shop operates: English, Czech, Hungarian, German, Polish, Slovak and Romanian.
Number of Stoklasa retail stores currently operating in the Czech Republic (Olomouc, Opava, Brno, Ostrava, Prague and Zlin).
According to the popular feedback company “Heureka“ ninety nine percent of customers recommend our e-shop. We received over 10 000 reviews. E-shop Stoklasa was also awarded with Certificate “Verified by Customers“.
The company currently employes 390 employees. Stoklasa is the region's a major employer.
Year of establishment, in 2015 the company therefore celebrated a quarter century of its existence. In the year 2016, the Company was awarded in the competition “Czech 100 Best“.
Currently there are more than twenty thousand items in stock.
This is the number of processed orders in the year 2016.
Seventy percent of business transactions are now made via the Internet. "I am a supporter of the European Union. Borders between EU countries are open, no more customs, which is a huge benefit for the trade. We started with two or three employees, today we employ 390 people. And our turnover excluding taxes in 2016 was close to 220 million CZK, " says proudly L. Stoklasa.