Store speed

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Best ways to improve store speed? And what exactly does store speed mean?

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Shopify Partner
5 0 2


Great question! Store speed refers to how quickly the pages on your store load and become interactive for your visitors. It's crucial as it affects both the user experience and your store's SEO rankings. Here are some ways to improve your store speed on Shopify:

  1. Optimize Images and Videos:

    • Compress images before uploading using tools like TinyPNG or bulk compress existing images with a Shopify app.
    • Use responsive images to ensure they’re displayed properly on all devices​.
  2. Minimize Third-party Apps:

    • Evaluate the apps you have installed and keep only the essential ones. Every app can add to the load time, so it’s good to minimize where possible​.
  3. Optimize Your Theme:

    • Use a well-optimized, mobile-responsive theme.
    • Minimize the use of custom code and heavy elements that can slow down your site​.
  4. Reduce Server Requests and Minify Files:

    • Minimize the number of server requests by optimizing your assets.
    • Minify CSS and JavaScript files to reduce their size​.
  5. Regular Speed Tests:

    • Use tools like Google PageSpeed Insights to regularly check your store's speed and identify areas for improvement​.

To effortlessly monitor and improve these aspects, you might want to consider using WebVitality. It's a tailored tool for Shopify merchants to gain insights into real user metrics, including Core Web Vitals like Largest Contentful Paint (LCP), First Input Delay (FID), and Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS) that are crucial for understanding and improving store speed.

One of the great things about WebVitality is that installing it has a negligible effect on your site speed. The script used to track these metrics is very small and loaded asynchronously after the page load, prioritizing your store’s performance. So, you get valuable insights without compromising on speed.


Feel free to check it out and start your journey towards a faster, better store!

Shopify Partner
25 0 3

Hi Pethaven2


I hope you are doing well, you can go through Shopify discussion thread for a detailed understanding:


You can also download speed optimization apps such as "Crush: Speed & image optimizer", "Hyperspeed: Extreme Page Speed".


You can check what factors affect site speed from articles on Google Lighthouse for further understanding.


Few articles for your understanding pertaining to site speed.

I hope I am able to answer your queries in detail.



Ankit Sharma