Many small- to medium-sized online retailers are entrepreneurial companies. Their owners and employees often have diverse responsibilities, and it is common for a single person to handle multiple tasks, such as customer service, email marketing, order processing and website design.
Unfortunately, not everyone is able to simultaneously be a great retail marketer, shipping clerk, and coding guru. This means that site development and site performance can suffer.
“The PEC Review” is my weekly column devoted to introducing you to the products or services that I believe can and will help you improve your ecommerce operation. This week, I am taking up a more technical topic than I usually tackle. But, in the end, I hope you will agree that LABjs can make your site run better.
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Save Something Like 20 Percent on Load Times
I tested LABjs in a few environments, including a test site that I built for the video accompanying this article. In most cases, using LABjs reduced load times by about 20 percent.
The Price is Right
The LABjs project is supported by Getify Solutions, and is offered under an MIT License, so effectively it is free. I would encourage you to make a donation to the project if you choose to use it to boost your ecommerce site’s performance. It is the least you could do, especially if your better-performing site encourages additional sales.
A Few Things to Watch For
LABjs is a site performance-boosting tool that could help your ecommerce site load faster. It is free and it is fairly easy to use. For all of these reasons, I’ve awarded LABjs four-and-a-half out of a possible five stars in this week’s “The PEC Review.”