My store speed is low at 31

Kavia11
Excursionist
35 0 17

Hi folks,


I am quite new to Shopify and have managed to set up the store on my own so far. Though all is well, I noticed my speed score has gradually reduced from a rating of 60s to now 31. Would anyone of you be able to assist me with improving the speed?

 

Thanks,

Kavi

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Andrew
Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
1417 145 259

Hi @Kavia11,

Hyde here from Shopify.

Welcome to the platform!

Your page speed score begins to drop when the site has a lot of information to load up. In other words, if you've added a lot of apps that are injecting javascript into the storefront, that will slow things down. So too will images that are larger than advised for your theme. Take a look at our guide for optimizing your store for speed. Here are the factors that you can control. And here are some factors that you can't.

I hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.

All the best, Hyde.

Andrew | Social Care @ Shopify 
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vanaras
New Member
1 0 1

You can optimize the CSS and Javascript of your website. Then it will increase website speed.

Kavia11
Excursionist
35 0 17

Hi, How do I do that? Any tips or guide? 

Kavia11
Excursionist
35 0 17

Thank you for the suggestion. I am trying to do it myself to learn on it, the entire website was setup by myself. 

DigitalArtisans
Shopify Partner
378 57 84

Hi Kavia!

I will give you 7 tips that will definitely help you optimise your store speed.

Boost Your Shopify Website Speed
  1. Performance Analysis
  2. Make your page lightening fast with AMP
  3. Compress Images
  4. Download Fast and Responsive theme for your Shopify store
  5. Reduce the number of apps installed
  6. Reduce the HTTP Request
  7. Minimise the redirects and Broken Links

Thanks,

Digital Artisans

 

Hatim Ayoub | Designer | Developer
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MPI_themes
Shopify Expert
112 2 30

Here is my answer for speed optimization:

1) Optimize content

2) Use a fast theme

3) Use as few apps as possible

You may get more details at my article - https://medium.com/@maripetrenko/3-easy-tips-on-how-to-boost-your-shopify-store-page-speed-39cd0368f...

Shopify App / Theme developer
https://mpthemes.net/
eStoreSpeed
Explorer
43 6 12

Hi @Kavia11,

Could you send us your store URL and we can have a look?

We also a video tutorial on 6 ways to speed up your shopify site if you want to check it out!

Best,

eStoreSpeedOptimization

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