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Why Is Shopify Admin So Slow

Loading Your Site Takes Forever

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 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.

Changing Themes and Templates Is Annoying

Changing Themes and Templates Is Annoying

Every time you switch to a new theme or template, all your existing pages are removed and you have to re-enter all of the data from the bottom up. There’s no real way to automate this process outside of coding yourself

How do people create these endless streams of custom designs? By using an admin component called Beaver which is a drag and drop design tool.

Beaver takes the place of the classic editor that comes with WordPress. Anyone can use it, there’s no need for someone to know how to code.

You can learn more about beaver in my YouTube video below – but the long answer is that you can build almost any type of website by using content layers and visual hooks.

A common mistake made when learning something new is not going back to the beginning. It’s easy to get stuck in a loop where you keep doing things backwards because you don’t know what else to do.

This is why beginners often feel like they “need” to install several different tools just to make anything at all come out of the computer screen.

It’s also why programmers who start off writing simple scripts continue to struggle even though they already understand the basics of programming. They think everything has to be done slowly. -

They haven’t learned their first speed talking lesson yet.

Uploading Images and Videos Is Time-Consuming

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.

Consider investing in Amazon Prime to also get fast shipping.

There are times where it becomes even slower! When there are major sales at some of my vendors, then I watch their shipment times slow down because they are overwhelmed by all the traffic hitting their site.

It’s not always the amount of content you’re throwing at them, it’s about putting yourself into a position to make sure you’ve given them enough access so they can actually do their job.

Changes to Your Store Take Longer Than You’d Like

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

The Dashboard Itself Is Complicated

Every day, thousands of people browse the Shopify website and several hundred 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.

I spent about an hour going back and forth trying to figure out how to create a Facebook store instead of clicking “Create New Product” which takes me straight to the place I want to go.

In my opinion, there should be more intuitive elements in a platform like this. Especially one that requires users to input their credit card details!

A big part of the problem is that most platforms require you to put in a lot of effort right from the beginning to get anything done.

There’s a reason why experts take time to guide you; it slows things down and makes them easier to miss.

If someone says, “Click here”, there’s a good chance I will click “there”. If they say, “Here”, there’s a decent chance I won’t see “here”.

People who work at Amazon understand this concept very well. That’s why they use pictograms and simple words and phrases that mean everything.

Some call these icons “Apple buttons”. They were introduced by Apple way back when and have barely been updated since.

According to the above context, choose the correct option to answer the following question.

Question: How long did it probably take the author to become familiar with Shopify?

Options:

- A few days

- Several weeks

- A couple months

- not enough information

There Are Lots of Updates That Impact Different Sections Differently

There Are Lots of Updates That Impact Different Sections Differently

This is one of my 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”…

This is one of my 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

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.

Shipping: Does the customer have to pay for delivery? Do we charge sales tax? What if they choose their own carrier? How will orders be delivered? These are questions you should ask yourself about delivering packages.

Payment processors: Don’t forget to check out the options given by your preferred payment processor. They may offer additional carriers or choices for deliveries.

Marketing: The more ways people can find your product through search engines or social media channels, the better. Doesn’t matter who offers what services as long as customers can find your business and learn about it.

It's All Pretty Confusing

There are many different things that you can do through Shopify admin, but it can be difficult to know which button does what. In this article, I’ll cover some common actions and explain why they work the way they do.

I’ve also written an ebook called “Shopify For Beginners” that will help you get started with your own ecommerce business!

Here are all of the topics that I cover in my ebook:

Why you should start an online store

What legal requirements there are to open a shopify store

How to install and set up your first home page

How to create and organize your catalogs and pages

Ways to promote your store via organic search, social media, and more.

About The Author

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