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In July 2016 we visited Lesara.

Here is the interview with Roman Kirsch, CEO & Founder of Lesara -and have a look at the team and office photos.

Roman, please tell us something about your Company. When was your company founded?  And what is your companies core business?

Lesara GmbH is an international online store for affordable fashion and lifestyle products which was founded in 2013 with the mission to make the latest products and exclusive deals accessible to everyone.

Inspiring themed events and new products daily offer a unique and modern shopping experience – fast, smart and around-the-clock. As an Agile Retail pioneer, collaborating directly with the best factories from around the world and thanks to data-driven selection, Lesara can offer its customers more than 50,000 products ranging from fashion & lifestyle to home & technology, within the shortest possible time and at comparably good prices & quality.

Customers get everything they love, at the best price with the Best Price Guarantee. With its finger on the pulse of the Zeitgeist and latest trends, Lesara reinforces this promise.

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Roman Kirsch
CEO & Founder of Lesara GmbH

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Roman at his office desk

How did you get to your business idea and when was your company established? 

While working as the CEO of Fab Europe, a home decor and design company which we merged with after I started my first business Casacanda in 2011, my two big projects were to expand internationally and build up a private label business for the company.

As part of the due diligence, I traveled through many manufacturing countries, including places in Asia. That is when I noticed the shift in manufacturing and production patterns, from single, large quarterly orders of millions by a few big retailers and wholesalers, to a more agile way of producing for orders of smaller batches.

Factories had multiple buyers, ranging from the same old traditional offline chains to smaller stores and individuals. We saw that a lot of China-based marketplaces started to win a fast developing online & mobile market for affordable fashion & lifestyle products, that offline giants were too slow and not knowledgeable enough to cater to.

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We observed that those marketplaces however were often structurally unable to deliver a good customer experience – long delivery times, poor product quality, lack of customer service or services such as returns, refunds made it hard to build a long-term promising business instead of a purely one-time transactional business.

Hence we decided to combine the great price points and access to fast moving factories with a lean, efficient and frictionless supply chain & fulfilling customer experience and founded Lesara in September 2013:

Our vision since then has been to make the newest trends in fashion & lifestyle affordable for everyone, everywhere.

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Meeting Space

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How many employees work at your company right now? Are you planning to expand?

We are always hiring and continuously searching for the right talent to join us! Currently, our team consists of 150 employees in Berlin and 50 employees in China.

What is the average age of your team members?

The average age at Lesara is 27 years.

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Meeting on the very big terrace

Lesara 23 1024x696 Inside of Lesaras office in BerlinLesara 14 1024x718 Inside of Lesaras office in BerlinWhat kind of attitude should new employees have in order to work at your company?

  • Communicative nature and hands-on mentality
  •  Mix of analytical and creative skills
  •  Proactive working style, enthusiastic, and the desire to create something

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Why is it fun to work at your company? Do you offer any employee benefits?

We offer a world-class international team. We don’t just work together, we truly care about each other and seek to bring out the best in each other every day.

With responsibility from day one, Lesara is a place where all employees get the chance to learn and grow.

We offer flexible working hours, fresh fruits and drinks every day, lots of team events and professional and personal development opportunities.

 

Do you have a job board? What is the web-link?

You can find all current job openings here 

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How big is your Office/Production Site?

Our office is located in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin. We are currently spread out over 4 different floors which add up to 1500 sqm. in an old building, which used to be a chocolate factory.

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Office Space

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There is also a Zebra working at Lesara 😉

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Thank you Lesara Team for this interview and the photoshooting!

 

Location: Berlin, Germany   Website:  http://www.lesara.com

Photos: copyright by AndreasL.de

 

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