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Core Web Vitals Webinar

Core Web Vitals: What is it and what the hell does it mean for you? If you missed the live session you can view the recording below! Join Spike’s Head of Performance, Mike Forshaw for an engaging Webinar on Core Web Vitals! We'll explore the crucial differences between Core Web Vitals and traditional ...
Page Speed: Who's doing it well and how can retailers do better?

Webinar – Page Speed – Who’s Doing it Well?

Join Spike’s Head of Performance, Mike Forshaw as we dive into our analysis of the winners and losers on e-commerce website page speed. Mike will show some of the real data captured daily by Spike’s page speed test rigs, take you through what the stats can tell any retailer, and ...

5 reasons you should validate page speed

Page speed is now both a critical part of delivering good customer experience but also impacts directly on your website ranking by major search engines. Here our Head of Performance, Mike Forshaw, gives you his top tips with 5 reasons you should validate page speed. 5 reasons you should validate page ...

Performance Testing as a Service

Performance Testing as a Service Performance Testing as a Service gives you specialized performance testing expertise without the need to hire and train internal staff. It's ideal for quick proving of your ability to scale for an upcoming promotion or to quickly assess a new product launch. We can also run ...
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Black Friday – Optimising Peak!

Black Friday - Optimising Peak! For many of our retail clients, it’s a time that brings more pressure than usual for the IT team who need to ensure the tech is ready to support the influx. Peak periods are the most likely, and of course, the worst times for tech to ...

Cart abandonment

UK Retailers are losing up to £656m in missed revenue in the last mile. But why and how can this be fixed? The average FMCG abandonment averages 53%, here are the top 8 reasons why: High additional costs (taxes, shipping, & other fees) Forced account creation. Complicated, time-consuming checkout. Inability to calculate ...

Frustration-Free Engagements

Successful Retailers Build Frustration-free Engagements with their Customers. It’s all about Page Speed – and if you ain’t fast you’re just frustrating. We have been helping retailers tackle this continual challenge for a long time, and here’s the low down on how to ensure you’re getting it right. By 2022, e-retail revenues are ...
Core Web Vitals

Core Web Vitals…don’t forget about Desktop!

Edit: May 2024: Google have replaced their FID measure discussed below with INP, Interaction to Next Paint - the content below is largely correct still so please do read on but cross-check our other page speed articles and webinars for more on INP too! Mobile first! Back in Feb 2021 Steve Dennis ...