It is common knowledge that Shopify was designed to be fast and smooth. There is no denying that it loads a lot faster than the other giants prevalent in the market. Despite having the reputation, your Shopify might become slow, even though all the themes have been fully optimized. There are multiple reasons why this could be happening. You can carry out certain checks that can help in Shopify Speed Optimization. These are certain things to keep in mind.

Number of Shopify Apps

The apps can be extremely helpful when there is no coding experience. There are about 7000 apps that are available that can help you with almost any feature of Shopify. Apps can add load to the page, even when they aren’t used. This happens because there are various CSS and Javascript files which run in the background and these reduce the page speed.

The more apps, the slower the page. The easiest way to speed up the page is by removing the apps you think are slowing it down. The best way to find out is by removing the app and checking how quickly the page loads. If all the apps installed are essential and slowing down the page, you can reach out to the development team and ask for a custom app.

Unnecessary HTML requests and URL redirects

If you aren’t a technical person, you might want to reach out to a developer who specializes in speed optimization services. Whenever any page is loaded on the browser, there are additional files that are loaded along with it. Every time a website needs such a file, it generates an additional request to the browser for it to load these files.

It slows down the loading speed. When there are too many page redirects or broken links it can slow down the website drastically. If there are any broken links, they can be easily fixed. There are various free tools available on the internet that can help you to do so. It will also allow you to boost the SEO score and enhance the user experience.

Editing the main store code is a little bit trickier and one should be familiar with the Liquid Code Shopify stores use. Along with that, one should know how to work the Javascript code. All of this can help to remove the redirects and inefficient liquid codes. Javascript codes can be combined as well. If you are unsure about how to do it, you can always reach out to the Shopify developers.

Check how the way the Site loads on Mobile Devices

To optimize the speed and performance of the Shopify store, you need to see how it performs on mobile devices. When the store is loading slowly or not working properly, there is a chance you might lose potential customers. There are themes available that allow smooth functioning on phone and desktops. You can also opt for Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) for the store as it loads much faster. There are various apps available on the Shopify marketplace to help you with it.

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