Load faster : Web page will be preloaded before a visitor click on a link, so the page load speed is amazingly fast. It feels like an instant.
Flexible : The application gives you two flexible options: "Preload the link when it is hovered" and "preload in-viewport links during idle time"
Increase conversion rates : The faster the website loads, the better the user experience, resulting in increased conversion rates.
After installation. The app will add a script to your shop. When a visitor visits your shop, the script will be loaded, and automatically prefetch links that the visitor may click next then cache it, if the visitor click on the link, the page will be load instantly.
When you click on a link, the browser will start making requests to the server and download the web page for you. This process takes time, and you have to wait. Waiting makes you bored. So do your customers, and they leave your shop.
What happens if we tell the browser to preload a few web pages that visitors will visit next?
The answer is that page load speed will increase significantly. Because the browser doesn't have to load everything on that web page, because it's cached.
Be cautious in case your website uses applications that allow users to log in/sign up. Not all browsers send cookies to the server when preload is performed. This may result in incorrectly preloaded page content.
Speed tested: low impact to your online store
About the Author
Matej Kontros is an E-Commerce expert and app developer with over a decade of professional experience in IT.
Matej has worked for organisations of all types and sizes, including global players, startups, and agencies. He designed, developed, and maintained complex projects.
Matej's expertise includes e-commerce, software engineering, web development, systems administration, internet security, managing projects, and building teams.