GearSource Announces a Major Website Platform Update Focused on Performance Improvements

April 13 19:03 2023
GearSource platform updates provide faster loading times, improved performance, and streamlined navigation for buyers and sellers., a leading online marketplace for buying and selling professional pre-owned audio, lighting, staging, and video equipment, today announced the completion of a major platform update, including a move from React.js Single Page App to Next.js. This update significantly enhances the overall user experience by providing faster loading times and improved performance. The update also includes the launch of new features and the ability to create a more streamlined design so it is easier than ever before for buyers and sellers to navigate the website and to list or locate specific gear.

Users experience big improvements

Since launching a few days ago, thousands of users have already experienced the benefits of this new Next.js powered website. Advantages of the transition from React.js to Next.js include:

  • Enhanced rendering capabilities that optimize loading times for visitors
  • Improved search accuracy so visitors can quickly and easily find the products they are looking for
  • Superior scalability for handling increased user traffic and more product listings
  • Improved SEO performance to maximize the visibility of (and seller’s listings) in search engine results
  • Seamless transition enables users to continue buying and selling without interruption, while using a single login

The company has recorded speed improvements of roughly 80%; on-site search improvements resulting in 76% increase of responses; and, most importantly for the company’s sellers, more than 2X search related traffic increases and merchant listings in Google’s own search results.

“Our platform optimization team has been focused on the platform updates since early January, and improvements are significant. It’s like someone switched the lights on,” says Marcel Fairbairn, CEO and founder of “We are delighted by the immediate benefits, including speed, improved search, and general usability.”

Platform for growth

In November 2022, GearSource launched its platform by engaging the marketplace solutions team at Nautical Commerce.

“GearSource is a trailblazer and industry expert in their sector. While they had built an incredible business, their growth was throttled. When given the opportunity to help with their next phase of expansion, it was clear our enabling technology could move the needle and power their economic engine,” says Ryan Lee, founder and CEO of Nautical Commerce.

About GearSource

Founded in 2002, GearSource is a worldwide leader in Live Events Gear. The company operates a global, B2B marketplace in multiple currencies, and across more than 100 countries. For additional information, visit

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