Why Is Shopify Admin So Slow

Shopify is one of the best tools to build an ecommerce website. It has millions of users worldwide that rely on it to sell their products and services online. But it isn't perfect. Shopify users report several pet peeves. In this article, we'll take a look at one of them - slow admin pages.

Loading Your Site Takes Forever

Every time you load or create pages (events, products, etc.) it sends an information request to the server which can take up to several minutes depending on how many people are already on the website.

Also, if you have multiple sites under one domain name (you probably do), then everything will sync together so all of your content will be in sync. However, making any changes from one site to another requires that you go into each page and make the change manually. It’s pretty tedious work and can really slow you down if you have a lot of websites.

Another thing that slows you down is All Access. The more features you add, the slower it runs because it has to run checks to see if anyone is using it and if they are, it adds its own check to see if those users are logged in. This also gives someone else a chance to click on something they shouldn't while it's loading.

Uploading Images and Videos Is Time-Consuming

When you have lots of pictures or a long video to upload, this can take a while. There’s no way to speed up the process.

You can change your settings and expectations, but the only thing that will really speed things up is if you use another platform. Or you could pay for an account with Shopify Plus, which offers faster uploading speeds.

Shopify recommends against paying for any additional features until you need them. It is easier to upgrade later, when you want more space or storage.

Changes to Your Store Take Longer Than You’d Like

Every time you make an update to your shop (which is every time you open your product page or add a new product), you need to go through the process of taking it down, making the change, then putting it back up again. This can be because people are buying from your platform, or because someone clicked on your link to find out more about your brand or its merchandise.

Change one thing at a time in order to avoid having this change affect anything else on your site. Nobody wants to look at a broken website when they visit your business's webpage.

You want everyone coming to your site to like what they see and hear; give them reasons to spend money, not just yourself but also other businesses who work hard to promote their products. You also want to make it easy for people to find what they're looking for.

A good rule of thumb is that changes should only involve going back over how things appear and feel, with some extra features here and there.

You Have 5,000 Products? Time to Upgrade!

You Have 5,000 Products? Time to Upgrade!

Believe it or not, that’s the number some companies reach by using Shopify.

But you probably want to grow beyond that. After all, if your store is good, how will people find out about it unless they are fans of yours or know someone who is?

Well, you could always hire professionals to make your product listing page more attractive and organized.

And you can expand your website quickly without having to buy new software or templates.

However, what most people don’t realize is that updating your site with newer content is one of the best ways to improve your overall performance.

By updating your site regularly, users can organize information and help it stay relevant.

Moreover, such regular updates serve as reminders for visitors and clients to return so they can register their opinions too.

Last but not least, through automations and collections, you can make it easier to create an account, keep followers updated, confirm orders and collect payments — all while staying at home

The Dashboard Itself Is Complicated

Every day, thousands of people browse the Shopify website and several hundreds sign up for free accounts. Once they have a free account, some of them start creating pages or adding products to sell.

But if you’re not careful, all that can happen before you know it’s too late.

By this time, your browser page has already loaded to the dashboard without you even realizing it. And trust me, nobody wants to spend hours navigating through a bunch of different screens to find something new.

Shopify helps you keep track of sales channels, orders, customers, shipping channels, payments, and other important information.

The interface is clean and easy to navigate. But don’t be fooled – there are dozens of steps in between each tab.

Updates that are slowing you down

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This is one of the biggest pet hates about admin. Updates to your store will work through different components in order to ensure it’s optimized across all sides.

Some things get updated instantly, while others can take hours or even days depending on their complexity.

It seems like there should be a way to skip those update steps.

And it would also help if they updated the app immediately instead of giving you a notification saying “this new version of the app has added/removed this feature"

Some Things Just Don't Work Well Together

Sometimes, you’ll be working with another app and try to link it to your store for integration. This can lead to all kinds of problems, like links not working or showing errors.

This is because there are some parts of an e-commerce platform that do not play nicely with others. You need to know what these are and how to avoid them when installing other apps.

The problem areas usually involve security, shipping, payment processing, and marketing. Each of these functions has its own requirements and issues that must be considered before adding them to your website.

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