Baqend reaches 700ms performance improvement for all Snipes pages

Case Studies 17. August 2021.

The Company

Since its founding in 1998, SNIPES has grown from one store to one of the world’s leading sneaker & streetwear platforms. After the last major expansion in 2019 to the United States, SNIPES now runs more than 400 stores in 10 markets. Selling products from various brands like Adidas, Jordan, Karl Kani, Nike or Sean John, customer experience is key for SNIPES, not only in-store, but also in the online shop.

The Challenge

The online shop of Snipes represents the main sales channel and communication factor in its 360° customer-centric approach. Snipes was keen to maintain its prominent position in the online space and improve customer experience by accelerating the loading time of the website.

The Solution

Speed Kit was easily integrated into the Salesforce Commerce Cloud stack of the Snipes Group. To meet the demands of a cross-country, complex architecture, the performance engineers of Baqend created a custom configuration of Speed Kit that helped deliver the maximum performance uplift.  

The Main Results

The implementation of Baqend’s Speed Kit allowed the acceleration of Snipes’ websites within 7 days – in time for Black Friday.



"With Speed Kit, we are able to satisfy the increasing performance requirements of our customers across all devices. This is especially true for mobile devices, which are the focus of the mobile Gen-Z target group. Speed Kit has delivered on its promise to reliably achieve best-in-class performance!"

Jeanine Schneider, Head of Digital at Snipes Group

About Baqend

Baqend is helping companies “perform better online” by accelerating the website loading time. As a university spinoff with years of research, Baqend has developed a unique algorithm enabling them to accelerate the loading time of websites by a factor of 2-3x with minimal effort. They are currently live on 7,000 websites and serve over 100 million unique users monthly.


Additional Information

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Case study of Baqend and Snipes 

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