Kaiyo is a sustainable online marketplace for pre-owned, design-centric furniture. Their website offers users a premium shopping experience with professional-grade photography and a smooth buying and selling process.
To support its expansion goals, Kaiyo needed a high-performing website that could handle complex features and deliver flawless UX. We helped the company migrate to a modern front-end framework that optimized its development process, secured an exceptional user experience, and provided the support it needed to scale.
Kaiyo’s legacy Flask framework was keeping its development team from reaching ambitious UX and design goals. Flask’s scalability and ease of use made it a great choice when building the initial website. But, as Kaiyo grew, limitations such as low support for interactive features hurt performance and user experience.
Based on their needs, we proposed migrating from Flask to a high-performing React framework and creating a component system to make future development easier, faster, and more consistent.
Torii Studio worked closely with Kaiyo’s development team to address various development needs:
Once our team completed the migration, we performed a second website audit that uncovered additional improvement opportunities:
Kaiyo’s website transformation resulted in a fivefold increase in productivity and a noticeably improved developer experience for its team. The new framework, CI/CD pipeline, and component system enabled them to:
In addition, our team’s work on the Details page decreased front-end load times by 80% and resulted in significant performance improvements across the entire website:
Shortly after we concluded our collaboration with Kaiyo, the company raised $36M in Series B funding to secure its expansion into the US West Coast market.