Suggestions on increase store speed

willzanesta
Tourist
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Any suggestions on how to improve Shopify store speed? Thank you guys! 

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Speedimize
Shopify Partner
319 48 151

Hi @willzanesta 

Aibek is here from Speedimize.io

There is a tons of advices in Community on how to improve your Speed Performance.

Take a look at our article here: https://speedimize.io/blog/how-do-i-get-the-store-to-load-quickly

Hope that helps you.  

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JohnCodes
Shopify Partner
134 10 75

Hi @willzanesta,

There are a few optimizations we recommend when trying to improve your website's speed.

They include:

  • True lazy loading (a lot of themes include placeholder lazy loading). We have an in-depth article on lazy loading: Lazy Loading on Shopify.
  • Image optimization, which includes compressing oversized images and displaying them at optimal sizes.
  • Minify JavaScript and CSS files so that they execute faster.
  • Reduce installed apps. Apps play a large role in overall performance, so it's best to only keep essential ones installed. It's also worth noting that even after uninstalling an app, the code could still remain in your theme. We recommend going through your code after uninstalled apps the ensure they've been fully removed.

Those are some of the main optimizations we recommend that'll help improve performance. Feel free to check out our full optimization guide: How To Optimize A Shopify Site: Complete Guide To Faster Load Speed. We also built a free tool called the Shopify Analyzer that'll help to provide some actionable advice on what can be done to improve your website.

I hope this helps. If you'd like help with any optimizations, please feel free to reach out to our team at speedboostr.com/contact.

Developer at SpeedBoostr (Shopify optimization and dev agency).
Try out our Shopify Analyzer (free performance analysis tool).
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Tira
Shopify Staff (Retired)
Shopify Staff (Retired)
1260 90 212

Hey, @willzanesta.

Tira here to help. Thanks @Speedimize and @JohnCodes for chiming in with your resources. I have some from Shopify that I would like to add that you might find helpful.

I recommend checking out our Online Store Speed help doc which covers why speed is important, online store features vs. speed, and how to explore your store speed. We also have a built-in online store speed checker that you can use to check your online store speed, and how you can improve it. You can check it out here on your store.

Here’s a screenshot of what this looks like from my test store:

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(My test store has a lot of features on it, so the online store speed will be much lower, as any features added to your store (such as apps), needs network and hardware resources to function and some will need more resources than others.)

We also have a blog post with an overview of the online speed store report here: How Fast Is Your Online Store? Find Out With Shopify's New Online Store Speed Report

What is your store URL? I’m happy to look at your store and provide some suggestions on what you can do to improve your store speed. 

Have you also noticed your store speed reducing significantly? Or has a customer brought up that your store speed is slow?

Tira | Social Care @ Shopify 
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