So you own an eCommerce store and your website feels slow. Who do you contact to make your website faster? Can you call Shopify? How about Miva? Both of those companies will likely refer you to a web developer like us, Ventura Web Design & Marketing. We will run the site speed audits and then provide guidance on how to enhance your website.
Speeding up your website is very important for your website’s success. Those few extra seconds your site takes to load will result in a negative impact on your ability to engage visitors and make sales. Research shows that a delay in page load time can result in:
- 11% fewer page views
- 16% decrease in customer satisfaction
- 7% loss in conversions
Two main things a slow loading website can affect are conversion rates and visibility. 40% of users will abandon a page if it takes more than a few seconds to load, and 79% of customers will not return to a site that has poor performance. These two statistics alone show how a slow site can have a poor impact on your site’s conversion rates. As far as visibility, load times can influence how easy it is for visitors to find your site in the first place because google takes speed into consideration when ranking sites. Google ranks all search results on mobile versions of pages. With that being said, it’s important for both mobile and desktop versions of your site to be fast.
Are you ready to make your website faster? We would be glad to help you. Here’s how to get started:
Step 1) Contact us to schedule an initial appointment.
Step 2) We will reach out to you to learn about your website and your goals.
Step 3) After our call, we will perform an off-line site audit and then schedule a followup call. During the followup we will present our findings and recommendations, along with a few options for you to move forward with at that time.