Selected 2011

Emre Aydın

  • Current company Ciceksepeti.com
  • Location Turkey

Turkish entrepreneur Emre Aydin launched Ciceksepeti.com in 2001, and it is now the largest online flower store in Turkey.

Emre’s entrepreneurial spirit has been present throughout his entire life. After graduating from university with a degree in Industrial Engineering, Emre went to work at Unilever as a SAP systems analyst. Emre noticed an opportunity when his brother living in the U.S. wanted to buy flowers online and have them delivered to a friend in Turkey. Emre wasted no time, and soon had purchased a web domain and built a site. The company directed order to a local flower shop that arranged and delivered the bouquets.

In 2007, Emre entirely dedicated himself to his website and the business flourished! To grow the business he built an internal supply, production, and distribution system. As the volume of orders continued to grow, Emre rebranded the company and shift the model by building a network of third-party flower shops throughout Turkey.

Through these networks of florists and emphasis on customer service, the company has become Turkey’s leading online flower store. It partners with shops and can deliver to any city in less than two hours. Further, Ceceksepeti.com has incredible customer service. The company is well-positioned to grow in conjunction with the Turkish e-commerce market.

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