BigCommerce recently announced the availability of Akamai Image Manager to automatically optimize images for faster loading regardless of the device.
Akamai Image Manager for BigCommerce
A closed beta test for the past several months delivered site load time improvements of up to 70 percent for BigCommerce merchants. Since the company already optimizes all images in its content delivery network, users will be able to take advantage of Akamai’s tool without additional work.
Page load times are a serious problem, especially as more small businesses add mobile sites to their digital presence. According to Kissmetrics, 73 percent of mobile internet users have come across a slow loading site, while 47 percent said they expect a page to load in two seconds or less.
But more importantly, 40 percent abandon a site that takes more than three seconds to load. Optimization, therefore, has to be a priority, especially in light of Google’s announcementit plans to use page speed …