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Ways to speed up your Shopify store

Site performance is an important consideration for Shopify store owners. The capacity of your website to convert users is directly impacted by its performance. Your chances of converting more users increase when your website loads quickly.

Shopify speed optimization is a sure way to improve your store’s performance and quality.

There are a number of potential reasons why your Shopify store might be loading slowly. It could be due to a slow internet connection, too much traffic on your website, or an issue with your hosting provider also unnecessary or unused apps, heavy Shopify theme, and fonts.

One of the most common reasons for slow loading times is many unoptimized images and videos. If you have a lot of products with large photos, this can cause your website to load slowly. 

 How to speed up your Shopify store

1. make sure images are sized and optimized before uploading TingJPG and TinyPNG are good for image optimization.

2. On the home page consider images rather than a carousel also use Hero Layout Instead of Using Sliders

3. Choose a lightweight and fast theme or start from scratch with a custom theme.

4. Host video on a specialist platform like Vimeo

5. Remove unusable apps from stores.

6. Make a backup of your theme before installing any app so you can quickly roll back if the app impacts your performance.

7. Organize All Your Tracking Code with Google Tag Manager

8. Combine javascript and css files and ensure that they are minified.

9. Avoid apps for features that can be easily implemented directly in your theme by a developer

10. Use Shopify Theme Inspector to profile and audit your liquid code to find ways to optimize and speed up your code

11. Remove links to assets that are 404 also remove broken links from the stores

12. Audit unneeded features and CSS. Purchased themes come with several feature options, you will never use. Aim to remove the overall size of page DOM and CSS.

13. Use lazy load so that pages are ready to use, this will speed up your Time to Interactive

14. Use responsive image src sets that make use of Shopify's image-size URL parameters to request suitably sized images.

15. Have professional developers revise your Javascript, CSS and HTML, and liquid code and remove unnecessary parts of the code like unnecessary loops. The Theme Inspector will help you identify these. 

16. Choose system fonts instead of custom fonts.

17. Reduce the number of HTTP requests