Chinafy's Webflow Sandbox

Test a Webflow site before & after Chinafy side by side.
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Before using Chinafy, Webflow sites on average load at 16 seconds – missing visual assets such as banner images in China.
Webflow sites using Chinafy are on average 4.8x faster in terms of Page Complete, a key metric to better visitor retention and conversion. 
Webflow sites using Chinafy reported improved performance across all major cities in China, first-hand. 

A quick intro to Webflow in China

Test your Webflow website in real-time for free
Webflow helps designs build world-class websites, and we absolutely love what they do. However, Webflow sites - like most sites - don’t work well in China. That’s where Chinafy comes in. 

Webflow sites are able to use Chinafy to create a version of their beautifully designed website, accessible with the same URL, that loads fast, fully and securely in China.
Before Chinafy
After Chinafy

The Chinafy Webflow Sandbox

After we “Chinafy” a website, we turn the site on for China visitors by updating the DNS or CDN settings of the site with a Chinafy endpoint so that with the same URL, visitors are routed to either the Chinafy version or the non-China version of the site based on their location.
This means that once we’ve turned a site on “live” - you can’t exactly test in real-time how the original site loads in China vs. after Chinafy, because the slower, incomplete global version will no longer deliver to China visitors at all. This page is designed so that you can.

Before & After Chinafy

That’s why we’ve generated a specific preview link just so you can test how Chinafy works in practice - no matter where you are testing from. 
The URLs
*Note that every website will vary slightly (e.g. different 3rd party resources) refinements. Please use this for illustrative purposes but reach out if you have a specific Webflow website in mind.

How to test & compare these domains

1. Check out our pre-run page comparisons
We’ve pre-scanned these pages on two different testing systems. 
2. Run a page comparison in real-time
Submit these websites for a real-time scan and comparison. Please note that on Catchpoint - you will need to submit 2 individual tests and select the testing region for China. 
3. Have a team in China?
Submit these websites for a real-time scan and comparison.

Methodology & FAQs 

How we generated the Webflow Preview Domain

1, We randomly selected a Webflow Template, in this case, one of Webflow’s e-commerce templates, Luma Light.
2. We then made added a few basic components, like a map and video, as a number of our Webflow clients do for their customers.
3. We then “published” that testing domain. 
4. After that, we processed this Webflow testing domain with Chinafy - applying a handful of our best-practice optimisations across the website. We call this a ‘first-pass’ optimisation. 

Often times, Webflow websites include custom 3rd party plugins that differ site to site, but for demonstrative purposes - we’ll simply use these two sample domains as the end result is similar, even if there is more custom configuration work involved. 

How to interpret results & findings, such as the resource waterfall 

Learn more about how to test websites in real-time and intepret results with our Testing Best Practices doc. Please note that network and internet conditions may vary are outside of our control. This is why we recommend testing for pure performance using verified testing platforms.

What domain do my China visitors see after I “Chinafy” my webflow website?

Your China visitors will access your website with the same domain as your original website. This is achieved by adding an endpoint to your DNS or if using a CDN like Cloudflare, by using a Worker Script. 

How long does it take to optimise a Webflow website using Chinafy?

On average, the set-up and configuration process for a Webflow website is 1.5-2 weeks, if not less. All we require is the subdomain or domain that you would like optimised. You’ll then be onboarded onto a Chinafy plan, after which our engineers will set-up & implement Chinafy. Then, you’ll be provided a preview url - similar to the one above for final checks & UAT, before “going live” with our team. 

What are the available Chinafy plans for a Webflow website?

Chinafy plans are defined by the complexity of the site and requirements. Most Webflow websites fall into our Pro+ tier, while others elect to upgrade to the Enterprise plans based on their needs. 

Submit your website via our Get Started form to learn more.

Why is Set-Up & Configuration required for all Chinafy customers?

This is because every site is unique and we want to ensure that you get off on the right footing. Chinafying is more than implementing technical optimisations, it is about setting a strong foundation for your company to win Chinese customers. We take that seriously.

As part of this onboarding process, we have a team of technical experts who review any automated changes and run a wide-range of analyses internally, before providing steps for your website to ‘Go Live’. 

Does Chinafy work with [name any CMS]? 

Yes! Chinafy is compatible with any CMS that you may currently be using. Chinafy most often works with Wordpress, Adobe, Magento, Shopify, Pantheon sites and more.

Our technology is designed as a layer above your website, so is compatible with any CMS that you may be currently using. 

Have more questions?

Reach out our Chinafy support team via email or via our chat bot. Our team usually responds within a few hours or within 1 day, if not immediately! Visit our Chinafy Support Center for more information.
Chinafy Support Center

Best practices, made default

With Chinafy, there is no need to build and re-host a Webflow store from scratch. 

Integrate Chinafy to apply ongoing, improved intelligent resource optimisations, and tap into a fully-managed hosting & CDN stack.

Read how Chinafy has helped brands increase traffic and engagement, while saving thousands in cost >

End-to-End Solutions

Transparent, go-to-market solutions trusted by Fortune 500s. Powered by our official partners including the #1 Cloud Provider in China, award-winning marketing agencies, LSPs and more. 

ICP License

Navigate the complex ICP license process with Chinafy and Alibaba Cloud. 

Hosting in China

Compliment your existing website stack with a hosted onshore equivalent.

WeChat Marketing

Work with award-winning digital agencies to launch WeChat Mini-programs & manage your Social Media presence.

Paid Advertising

Strategise cross-channel, advertising campaigns for China with experts who’ve worked with Citibank, Huawei, and more.

Translation & Localisation

Comprehensive translation and localisation solutions, optimised with Chinafy.

Other Services

Let us know what you need and we’ll help you strategize your next steps. 

Don't just take our word.

"Chinafy has made it possible for us to be sure that our web visitors in China have the same good experience as all our other visitors in the rest of the world."
Michela Nalin Francek, Marketing Manager for NolatoFor more Chinafy customer stories >
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"Over 1 million engineers use SnapEDA each year all over the world. We were attracted to Chinafy's service because of how easy they made it to support the Chinese market."
Natasha Baker, CEO & Founder of SnapEDAFor more Chinafy customer stories >
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We are very happy with working with Chinafy. They went above and beyond to ensure we help MIT Professional Education deliver world-class online education in China.
- Ignacio Cerro, CFO, Global Alumni for MIT Professional EducationFor more Chinafy customer stories >
"Consistency is crucial for us.
Chinafy fits the bill of what we were looking for."
Jonathan Rhodes, Marketing Technology Manager of Registrar CorpFor more Chinafy customer stories >
"The process was super easy and I'm really glad we selected your team. The experience has been beyond my expectations."
Nicolas Duchesne-Lafoest, Product Marketing Manager For more Chinafy customer stories >
"Chinafy went above and beyond to help me produce my event. I'm not sure I would have been successful without them. The client was elated that we managed to fulfill the request to live-stream into China so quickly."
Kevin Denham, Technical Director at ADM ProductionsFor more Chinafy customer stories >
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