Brought our speed down from a bad 47 to a terrible 23. Have to admit though, that we did not consult them about it. Anyway, not a big fan. Edit: Due to very energetic (but friendly) efforts by popt.in to make me delete this review I checked again with IT to figure out if the problem was caused on our side and my harsh feedback was unjust. As far as we could determine, the delay was caused by jQuery libraries loaded by the app, although these were already integrated in Shopify. This decision was taken by the programmers to ensure an optimal function of the popup app, but if not fixed this can lead to these awful delays.
As shop owners we had to learn the hard way, that most of the apps come at a price. You fix one thing or get a cool feature but on some end it makes something worse or even breaks a crucial function. And you will not be warned in advance. In this case Shopify flagged our bad site speed (new feature, cool!) and we digged into the potential source. This is how we found out that it was cause by the popup app. I can understand that I`m being a bit hard on these poor app developers by a crushing 1* review, but I see this as a responsibility on developers side to consider also the harming effects of their app. The popt.in team is very engaged to fix this now and this is why I gave them a second star. But still I was in a situation I didn´t want to be in in the first place.
Thanks for the feedback.
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The app doesn't increase the load speed. Our code loads asynchronously to your website, using CDN and a very compressed code (less the 1kb).
But if there is any chance, there is an easy fix. You can read the bottom of this short article: https://help.poptin.com/article/show/113237-will-poptin-slow-my-site
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