How to Increase Shopify Page Speed – 3 Easy Ways

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How to Increase Shopify Page Speed – 3 Easy Ways

Improving site performance on the Shopify platform. By making your Shopify store faster, you can improve the user experience from your SEO social end paid traffic.

This can result in increased conversions and revenue from all of your digital channels. The performance improvements that we’ll talk about today include reducing and compressing images, lazy loading and removing Shopify apps.

Now lets. Take a look at each one.

  • Reducing image sizes, larger images are one of the biggest contributors to slower load times on Shopify sites. Often times image files will be uploaded at larger file sizes than their actual display size.

This causes users to have to download larger image sizes than they actually need to. You can check for opportunities to resize images by using Chrome developer tools to do this simply right-click the image in chrome and then select inspect next hover over the image URL.

If the intrinsic size is bigger than the display size, then this image could be made smaller. Once you’ve resize, your images, you may want to consider compressing them as well image. Compression tools will reduce the overall size of your image files with very little difference in quality.

This will result in even smaller images, for your users to download, to compress your images simply upload them to a tool such as Optimizilla, common image formats such as PNG or jpg, will automatically be compressed once complete.

You can then re-upload your compressed image files to Shopify speeding up your website. Next up is lazy loading on Shopify sites. We often times see opportunities to lazy load images. Lazy loading is a functionality that only loads an image once a user scrolls to it in the viewport.

This allows your above-the-fold content to be loaded faster, as all of your images won’t be loaded at once to implement lazy loading. We recommend using the lazy size’s library which we’ve linked to in the video description.

A developer can help you implement this. Finally, removing third-party apps, similar to WordPress plugins Shopify stores can implement additional functionality by using Shopify apps. However, too many Shopify apps can slow down your Shopify store.

This is because Shopify apps add additional JavaScript and CSS files that users need to download a great way to speed up. Your Shopify store is to perform an audit of all the Shopify apps that you used to ask yourself which ones are a must-have first, which ones are a nice-to-have, consider removing any that aren’t high priority for your store.

Additionally, we analyze a variety of Shopify sites to find the apps that are the biggest causes of slow load times. We hope this has been helpful and feel free to reach out to us If you have any questions on improving Shopify performance

 

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