WHO ARE WE?
OKU Home is a family run business, selling stylish, good quality furniture online and in our Leeds store. We hold traditional family values and are committed to excellent customer service which we have provided over the years since we began in 2009.
Our founding member, Julie Abe, began selling our family's unwanted items on eBay in March 2009. But she didn't want to stop there as she was having fun! Shortly after this, we sourced suppliers of great quality goods and sold them at discounted prices which our customers just loved and so our company grew quickly.
A year later, we rented extra storage space to allow us to hold more stock and prevent the home from becoming a warehouse as we were living among the boxes at that point. We purchased our first van, an old Post Office van, which was useful for a year or so until it just wasn't big enough to deliver some of the larger items of furniture we were selling by then.
The company continued to grow and in August 2011 we became a limited company known as RRP Discount Store Ltd. We again moved to larger premises with office space and store room. By December that year a larger unit was needed and we moved again. We are still here at unit 7B where we enjoy office space, warehousing with customer reception and car park. We had to build a mezzanine in the warehouse as opportunities to expand our range came along.
Just in case you are wondering, we have English & Japanese heritage, and OKU Home in Japanese means "a home in a hundred million" which is just a way of saying that your home is unique and special to you and we are thankful that in a small way we are helping to create it. Part of our success to date is down to our commitment to excellent customer service. From the communications, to the packaging, quality of goods and delivery service, your satisfaction matters to us.
Atom, Julie, Julian and Lena