As the first theme for Lightspeed eCom, we have created a Content Delivery Network (CDN) in collaboration with our partner Codetech that allows you to easily convert your images in your shop to WebP images.
Read more below about the difference between a shop with WebP and a shop without WebP. For an explanation about WebP itself, look here https://developers.google.com/speed/webp
Simply put, WebP ensures that less data needs to be loaded to make your shop fully visible to the user. This is especially important on mobile. Google finds a fast, well-functioning mobile shop increasingly important. We have already noticed that poorly performing webshops actually lose positions in the Google search results.
So if you see the images below in Google Pagespeed , it is advisable to read on.
With the above problems, WebP optimization point is number one. Especially when it comes to Pagespeed optimization or compliance with Webvitals .
As you can see, it saves quite a lot of loading time when you switch to WebP images. Theme Department v3 is already well optimized in itself, at least as much as is possible within Lightspeed. However, by activating WebP images you score a lot better, which can also give you advantages in the rankings of Google.