In today’s fast-paced online world, website speed is crucial. Even a slight delay in page load times can significantly impact your conversion rates and customer satisfaction. For businesses relying on e-commerce, a slow website can translate into lost sales and frustrated shoppers. 

This is where a Content Delivery Network (CDN) comes in. Salesforce B2C Commerce Cloud offers a built-in CDN as a powerful tool to enhance your website performance and loading speed. Let’s delve into how this feature works and the benefits it provides. 

What is a Content Delivery Network (CDN)? 

A CDN is a geographically distributed network of servers that store cached copies of your website’s static content, such as images, JavaScript files, and CSS stylesheets. When a customer visits your online store, their request is routed to the nearest CDN server, significantly reducing the time it takes to deliver this content. 

Here’s an analogy: Imagine a traditional library where patrons have to travel long distances to access specific books. A CDN acts like a network of local libraries, bringing the books (content) closer to the readers (customers), resulting in a faster and more convenient experience. 

Benefits of Salesforce B2C Commerce Cloud’s Content Delivery Network (CDN): 

  • Improved Website Speed: By delivering static content from geographically distributed servers, the CDN reduces latency and ensures faster page load times for your customers, regardless of their location. 
  • Enhanced Customer Experience: Faster loading times lead to a smoother and more enjoyable shopping experience for your customers. They’re more likely to browse your products, add items to their carts, and complete their purchases. 
  • Increased Conversion Rates: Studies have shown a direct correlation between website speed and conversion rates. A faster website with a CDN can lead to more sales and revenue for your business. 
  • Reduced Server Load: By offloading static content delivery to the CDN, you can alleviate pressure on your origin server, improving overall website stability and performance. 
  • Global Reach: The geographically distributed nature of a CDN allows you to reach a wider audience and cater to customers worldwide. 

Additional Considerations: 

  • Automatic Caching: The B2C Commerce Cloud CDN automatically caches your website’s static content, ensuring efficient delivery and minimal maintenance. 
  • Customization Options: While the CDN optimizes delivery for most content, you also have the option to configure specific caching rules for certain files or content types. 
  • Integration with Other Features: The B2C Commerce Cloud CDN seamlessly integrates with other platform features, such as Storefront Reference Architecture and Page Designer, for a cohesive user experience. 


In today’s competitive e-commerce landscape, website speed is no longer an option; it’s a necessity. By leveraging the built-in CDN in Salesforce B2C Commerce Cloud, you can significantly improve your website performance, deliver a better customer experience, and ultimately drive more sales and revenue for your business.