The app is super simple to use. I always like super simple but the main issue for me was that it didn't really do anything for my store. I measured my site speed using a couple of tools before installing the app, and then measured again once the app had finished completing the optimizations and the needle hardly moved. The app developer reached out to me to say they will look into it to see if something custom can be done but this was taking time so I decided to delete the app as I didn't want to pay for something that didn't work.
It is an expensive app at $50 CAD per month each month but I can get over the price if I get some quality results. But this wasn't the case for me. Maybe it will work for you.
I like this app but I think the price is a bit too expensive, this is the most expensive app I installed on my shopify.
Other than the price, great app to speed up your site.
Hi! Thanks for the praise, it's great to hear you found Plug in Speed useful!
On a budget I'd recommend starting with a good base theme and making sure you don't have too many apps installed. That doesn't cost you anything and gets you pretty far.
You can also save money by manually optimizing your images using a tool like ImageOptim.
After that it gets pretty technical. Even many competent developers are not speed experts. Your options then are to learn, hire a speed expert or use an app.
We've invested heavily in making Plug in Speed deliver robust, tangible speed improvements that are applied automatically to any shop (not an easy engineering challenge!).
Compared to the alternatives I believe we save you time, money and stress.
Thanks again for trying us out! I appreciate the app might not be affordable for you at the moment but feel free to reach out with any speed questions you have to me at firstname.lastname@example.org: I'm happy to help for no charge.
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This app was not able to improve my website speed at all, but i had the results of the optimization before the end of the trial so i didn't loose any money. It may worth give it a try for someone else.