Migrate my Shopify Store to avoid store closure because of branded products

cockmasta

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Hi everyone,

I have a shopify dropshipping store that has been running for almost 2 years. I sell a bunch of branded products and never had a problem. Today, I did the stupid decision to apply for Shopify loans. Few moments later, they sent me a warning and if I don't send authorization letters for almost all my products, they will close the store.
This is really annoying because most of my traffic is organic, i spent a lot on SEO. I want to know if there is a way to migrate the shopify datas to either woocommerce or another platform, or to a new shopify store, without hurting the SEO.
Anyone had a similar issue and can give some advice?
 

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There won't be any much issues happening until you keep the URL unchanged. So you can start migrating to woocommerce.

If you need help, let me know
 

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If I was you then I'd open just a different Shopify store with the same URL structure.

It's easier to do this in Shopify because you can just download the entire theme file including the products and upload it to the new storefront. Also, the Shopify URL structure is always the same when it comes to /products /collections /pages, and so forth so you don't need to rebuild anything to that extent, but if you are going to migrate then you need to rebuild everything from scratch.

Second, the Shopify staff always check the sites for internal URL's - (yoursite.myshopify.com) which means that your main domain is safe to use with the new storefront and you don't need to worry that they'll be chasing your main domain afterward (for branded products).

Make sure to disconnect your domain from the old storefront before you want to add it to the new one.
 

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If I was you then I'd open just a different Shopify store with the same URL structure.

It's easier to do this in Shopify because you can just download the entire theme file including the products and upload it to the new storefront. Also, the Shopify URL structure is always the same when it comes to /products /collections /pages, and so forth so you don't need to rebuild anything to that extent, but if you are going to migrate then you need to rebuild everything from scratch.

Second, the Shopify staff always check the sites for internal URL's - (yoursite.myshopify.com) which means that your main domain is safe to use with the new storefront and you don't need to worry that they'll be chasing your main domain afterward (for branded products).

Make sure to disconnect your domain from the old storefront before you want to add it to the new one.
Are you sure they are not gonna link it to the old website with bank account details or domain name?
 

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Are you sure they are not gonna link it to the old website with bank account details or domain name?
With domain name definitely not because domains get sold and dropped constantly so they can't blacklist you. Also, if you haven't noticed then every time you want to contact the live support agent then you need to add your internal domain to do so, so they navigate using the internals, not mains. Quite likely your current internal domain has been blacklisted and they'll come back to check on that.

The same goes for bank details as Shopify Payments are supported by Stripe so they don't even have the backend information of your details.. Sure you are paying monthly fees with the same name & CC/Paypal but they won't go that deep.

If I was you then I'd remove the main domain now and attach some new URL to the site while not connecting the new domain to the new storefront yet.. wait for several days... Remove your monthly payment info also now or completely close the site before they can close it and that'll be.

If you are going to hire someone for migration then they will charge you top dollar. I don't think anyone is ready to do that for less than a couple of thousand dollars. I might be wrong here but it depends on how complex your site is. Migration will definitely hit your rankings as well.
 
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