7 Tools to test the speed of your ecommerce website

40% of the subjects claimed that they would leave a webpage that takes more than 3 seconds to load. But before you make your ecommerce store lightning fast, you should measure the current performance of your store. There is a great variety of website speed test tools to ensure everything is functioning as it should.

  • Google PageSpeed Insights. It is a free tool that helps you check the performance of your store. The biggest benefit of this tool is that it not only provides a detailed description of how fast your site loads but also gives recommendations to make that page faster.

  • Pingdom Tools is another free online tool. The reports provided by Pingdom include a waterfall breakdown, performance grade, overall page analysis, and performance history tracing.

  • YSlow analyzes web pages, shows statistics about the page loading time, and provides suggestions for improvement. YSlow’s analysis is based on Yahoo!’s
    23 rules that constitute a matrix for website performance.

  • GTmetrix. The biggest benefit of this tool is that it analyzes your website performance using both PageSpeed and YSlow. Similar to other tools, it makes suggestions on how to tune up your ecommerce website.

  • Dareboost is an all-in-one tool to manage the speed of any given web page. It provides you with a complete report on its performance and gives tips and best practices on how to improve speed divided into various categories (Cache policy, Number of requests, SEO, Accessibility, etc). Moreover, Dareboost provides with metrics directly related to UX.

  • WebPageTest can be configured to use a wide variety of different locations and perform advanced testing, including multi-step transactions, video view, content blocking, and other features. In addition, with WebPageTest you can analyze your website using different devices and browsers.

  • Uptrends allows you to quickly survey your site performance and it provides relevant metrics and recommendations for improvement such as load time, page size, and requests.

If you think I have missed any speed testing tools that are worth mentioning, please feel free to make your suggestions in the comments section.