Loading speed is the #1 UX requirement for your website visitors, and to meet this requirement, you need to optimize your frontend. It means that you must make your pages light and fast, optimize your code (HTML, JS, CSS …), your images, your resources …

Google, which takes loading times into account in its algorithm with the Core Web Vitals metrics, also wants your pages to load fast.
In short, everyone wants a fast site!

But beyond fluidity and comfort, do you have any idea of ​​the impact of loading time on your business, your conversion rates, your SEO … in short, on your KPIs?

If you need to understand the impact of speed on your business results, to convince your boss or your teams, here are some key figures to know.

 


Taux de conversion et vitesse de chargement

Loading speed and conversion rates

The perks of fast web pages

  • -0.1 seconds of loading time can result in + 8% conversions. (Google data)
  • 77% of smartphone users are more likely to make a purchase from a business if their site or mobile app allows them to make that purchase quickly. (Google data)
  • King Jouet boosted its conversions rates by 5% in 1 month thanks to the optimization of the loading time of its website. (source in French)
  • -0.1 second of loading time represents:
    • + 8.4% conversions and + 9.2% on the average shopping basket in the retail market;
    • +10.1% conversions and +1.9% on the average basket in the travel market;
    • +8.6% of page views per session in the luxury sector;
    •  -8.3% bounce rate on forms in general in the retail market.
  • Carré Blanc increased its conversions rates by 25% by improving the loading speed of its web pages.
  • Ebay has seen +0.5% additions to the shopping cart for every 100ms improvement in search page loading time.
  • SnipesUSA.com decreased its load times by 30%, and its average conversion rate doubled from about 1% to about 2%.
  • AliExpress reduced loading time by 36% and saw a 10.5% increase in orders and a 27% increase in conversions for new customers.
  • Bridesmaid dress specialist Revelry has optimized the images on its ecommerce site. As a result, web pages load 43% faster, bounce rates have decreased by 8% and conversion has increased by 30%.
  • Phildar reduces its bounce rates by 10% thanks to faster web pages. (source in French)
  • Radins.com improved its Speed Index by 51% on desktop and saw conversions increase by 12%, as well as a 25% decrease in bounce rate.
  • Speed up pages have allowed the travel specialist Villages Clubs du Soleil to lower its bounce rates by 20%. (source in French)
  • Zalando increased its revenue by 0.7% per session by reducing the loading time of its web pages by 100 ms.
  • Tokopedia has reduced its loading time from 14 seconds to 2 seconds for mobiles with 3G connection: +19% of visitors, +35% of sessions, +7% of new users, +7% of active users and +16% of sessions per user.
  • Rossignol has divided its loading times by 10 in less than 6 months, thus favoring its conversion rates which have increased by 94%.
  • Fast web pages allowed the retail brand Petit Bateau to get +10% conversions.
  • For one of our clients, after JS optimization, the performance and user experience on Android mobiles was so much improved that revenue more than doubled in 1 year, to exceed revenue generated on iOS (2018 vs. 2019 Sales comparison).
  • Pinterest has observed 15% more registrations on its platform thanks to its improved loading speed.
  • For Pfizer laboratories, +38% speed implied -20% bounce rate.
  • Tui.se sped up its website pages by 78%, which allowed it to reduce its bounce rates by 31%.
  • Vodafone saw its sales take off by 8% with a Largest Contentful Paint (LCP) improved by 31%.
  • Vape Club has improved its speed: +3.18% conversions on mobile and 8.63% on desktop (and +49% visibility for mobile and +56% for desktop on search engines).
  • Thanks to its -1 second loading speed optimization, Walmart.com has seen a 2% increase in conversion rates. The retailer further reports that “every 100 milliseconds improvement results in up to a 1% increase in revenue.”
  • NDTV, one of India’s leading news channels and websites, improved LCP by 55% and recorded a 50% reduction in bounce rate.

 

The risks of a slow web site

  • Amazon has calculated that a page load slowdown of just 1 second could cost them $1.6 billion in sales each year.
  • 70% of visitors continue their journey on another platform, offline, or end up not buying anything if a web site is too slow. (source in French)
  • 1 extra second of loading time can decrease conversions by 20% on mobile. (Google data)
  • Friction during web browsing is one of the reasons cited by more than 19% to explain cart abandonment on mobile. (Source in French)
  • 1 second more of loading time for a retail web site =
    • -7% conversions
    • -11% pageviews
    • -16% client satisfaction
    • -20% conversions 
  • 1 second more of loading time on mobile = 
    • +8,3% bounce rate
    • -3,5% conversions
    • -9,4% pageviews
  • When the number of elements (titles, text, images…) on a page goes from 400 to 6000, the probability of conversion drops by 95%.
  • In 2018, Amazon Prime took the brunt of a 63-minute outage during Prime day – estimated toll: $99M lost.
  • In case of a negative user experience, 43% of visitors will go to a competitor’s site for the next purchase. (source in French)
  • Loss of revenue for Ecommerce retail sites: the annual revenue generated in addition if pages were 25% faster would be (source in French):
    • +4,7M€ for Furniture market
    • +1,6M€ for High Tech market
    • +1,5M€ for Fashion market
    • +365K€ for Retail market
    • +173K€ for Cosmetics market
    • +120K€ for Childcare market
    • +115K€ for Jewelry market
    • +54K€ for Leasure market
  • Hubspot reports that if a web page loads in 2.4 seconds, it has a 1.9% conversion rate. After 4.2 seconds, only 1% of site visitors convert; and if the load time approaches 6 seconds, the chances of converting almost disappear (0.6%).

 

 


Référencement - SEO et vitesse de chargement

Loading speed and SEO / SEA

The perks of fast web pages

 

The risks of a slow web site

 


Expérience utilisateur - UX et vitesse de chargement

Loading speed and user experience

The perks of fast web pages

 

The risks of a slow web site

 


Technique et vitesse de chargement

… and on a technical side

  • Shopzilla cut its infrastructure costs in half by reducing the average page load time of its website by 5 seconds.
  • Know that a high-performance website means less data transfer, less computing power on the server side and on the client side … and therefore less energy consumed by the server, in terms of transfer, and by the client (you can evaluate the carbon footprint of your web pages with this tool).
  • According to a Google study, 40% of brands see their web performance regress six months after implementing optimizations by themselves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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