How can I increase the speed of my online store?

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Hi there,

 

My store has a slow speed score and i don't have alot of apps. All the apps i have is what i need, can someone please help me to speed up my store?

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Drew_K
Shopify Partner
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Oh, yes, it's a real pain. What's your store's score? In general, it's hard to say what exactly slows down the store. Usually, it's caused by third-party scripts like facebook, google and a bunch of different js snippets. You can also use Google Lighthouse to get some insights.

But each store is unique in some way, so it should be investigated separately.

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Store score is 36, can you help me speed it up?

 

Drew_K
Shopify Partner
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Wow, 36 is not that bad for a Shopify store!

Well, I can have a look if you provide the store link

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riskitstore.nl

Drew_K
Shopify Partner
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Thank you! Well, here are some insights:

* the overall performance is not that bad actually

* consider making off-screen images deferred (those are the images that are not visible on the loading screen, but need to be scrolled to)

* as I said, there's bunch of javascript that is slowing down the page load. It's a common problem for 90% of Shopify stores

* Google Lighthouse says that the DOM size is too large, but it needs some further investigation.

 

In general, as I said your store is pretty fast compared with some other Shopify stores. I thought there can be some quick fixes, but looks like there are some more deep issues (like the aforementioned javascript code), sorry. Do you need assitance with that?

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Yes, please help me with that! Awesome!

Ollie
Shopify Staff
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Hey @Anonymous.
 
Thanks for reaching out. 
 
This is a great question! You can improve the speed of your online store by slightly reducing the quality of images on the homepage. We do have a great article that goes into depth about image optimization for your website. Additionally, you can consider to use a system font and remove insufficient code from the theme. 
 
We do have a great help document that goes into the factors you can and cannot control with your store speed. You can also hire a Shopify Expert if you are interested in having someone assist you with the task. 
 
Let me know if you have any questions. 

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Please help what should i do?

Ollie
Shopify Staff
2394 454 402

Hey @Anonymous.
 
Thanks for the quick response. 
 
Did you happen to check out our article that goes into depth about what you can do to improve your online store speed? It does offer various methods to improve the speed of your online store. 

Alternatively, you can reach out to Shopify Experts if you are interested in hiring an individual to assist you with this.
 
Let me know what you think. 

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