Speeding up a Shopify website – a case study

Speeding up Shopify

Out of the box Shopify is pretty fast but it can be improved – in some cases halving the website loading time, this usually translates to more money for the shop owner  – but you already know this  ;)

Start with fonts

Page weight before this step: 1.8mb

This is probably (hopefully) fixed on more modern themes but on the particular one that I was working on the site still loaded .otf font formats. One font in particular came in around 300kb Gzipped! 

I downloaded the font, ran it through fontfacegenerator and uploaded the woff and woff2 versions

Page weight after this step 1.5mb

More to come!

Leave a Reply