Shopify Plus gives high-volume e-commerce businesses with $1M+ revenue a more robust platform to grow and adapt more scalably.
High-growth young labels and Fortune 500s such as Fitbit, the New York Times, and General Electric are among the 10,000+ Shopify Plus users.
Some Shopify Plus key features include -
An accelerated payment flow with Shop Pay, that boasts an 18% higher conversion rate
AR, video, and 3D compatibility on product pages
Expanded localisation features for global storefronts
Shopify Plus however, like standard Shopify, is hardly immune to performance issues in China. How exactly?
A shocking 80% of Shopify Plus sites run into timeout errors in China.
(Source: Does Shopify Plus work in China?)
More specifically, it's common for Shopify Plus sites to run into -
Shopify Plus boasts a performance leap made possible with a series of infrastructural upgrades including Storefront Renderer, a Ruby application that is dedicated to serving storefront requests with a 2x to 2.5x performance gain^ – except in China. More on this below.
2. Incompatible resources
Blocked resources, such as YouTube & Vimeo – plus a number of slow web resources across both primary and third-party resources. This includes, ‘basic’ Shopify functionality like media assets, videos, fonts, etc that are not optimised for China's unique web infrastructure.
The wealth of add-ons available on the Shopify App marketplace and 3rd-party plugins also add to the list of incompatibilities.
These collectively make for a slow-loading experience that's sometimes broken.
Did you know? 79% of customers 'dissatisfied' with a site’s performance are less likely to buy from them again (source: Skilled).
^Source: Shopify Plus
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