Need for Speed
Speed is important for you and your ecommerce site. A slow loading site often drives bounce rate dramatically up and projects a poor image of your site, platform, and technology. This is especially important when you use 3rd party code or services to enable features on your site. Why? Because you can't control the speed and performance of 3rd party services.
With our head of technology being a Formula 1 and race cars aficionado, no wonder we value speed and performance when it comes to our technology and IT infrastructure. We have deployed many initiatives over the last few years to guarantee that our code loads fast and has minimal impact on your page load performance.
buySAFE content delivery via Akamai:
Through a world class leading Content Delivery Network (CDN), we have dramatically improved buySAFE elements delivery time to the browser. Visitors to your site will automatically load buySAFE content via the nearest fastest Akamai server available to them, no matter where they're located.
We use “Google's Web Performance Best Practices” methodology as a base to optimize how our code is handled by the browser:
- Use of CSS Sprites reduces the number of images download
- Asynchronous and Deferred JS,- our solution is particularly robust, going beyond relying on browser default behavior
- Compressed traffic & Minified JS
- Optimized images with PNGOUT, squeezing as much space as possible without compromising on quality
Our code is designed to have minimum impact on your site load time:
You may have noticed that the buySAFE seal often waits for the page to be fully loaded. This has nothing to do with our system speed and performance. (We could very well be the first element to show up otherwise!) Our code is designed to load slowly in the background, so it does not interrupt your page load. The buySAFE Seal is added to the page via additional background-delayed code once your site page has completely finished loading and rendering.
We make technology choices and service improvements on a daily basis with one, and only one, objective in mind: Making sure we provide the fastest, most reliable and most effective service to you. If you want to learn more about our seal technology and how the seal code works, please visit: developer.buysafe.com