I've been getting into drop shipping more over the past few months and building systems for that. Wanted to experiment trying it with SEO traffic. The Store(s): Using Shopify as the CMS. I do work as a programmer and have a bunch of self hosted stuff but I put this together between 1-5am and I didn't really want to deal with payment processing stuff. It does everything I need for now and for like $20 a month I don't care enough to change it. First Store: I'm taking an old Amazon affiliate site which has been a dead project for a while. It was still picking up traffic but took a hit in the SERPS a while ago and I didn't have the time to do anything with it. The traffic for the niche is pretty big. Ranking first this would be a fair business in itself but it was making money from Amazon without getting that far. I'm curious to see two things here. How drop shipping from China with high margins and fewer sales compares against Amazon affiliate which means more sales but a much smaller margin. How a Shopify store ranks compared to a fairly standard Wordpress Amazon affiliate site. Keeping it fairly content heavy still but without the affiliate links. Now don't do this at home kids. That site had traffic and the correct thing to do would have been to use WooCommerce or something and change the existing pages. But it was a dead project so I don't really care if the domain flops. This was the current traffic: The drop at the end wasn't because of the onsite change (although that is a likely outcome at least in the short term if nothing else) the screenshot was just taken a little after midnight. I setup the store. Picked out a few products. There isn't a massive selection for this niche I'd actually like to ship from Amazon and I wrote similar code to keep the prices/stock levels right but I'll see how the AliExpress stuff does before I put any more work into this. Customised the theme. Looks alright. Nothing to write home about. Dressed up the product pages a bit. Original site was fairly content heavy. Shopify insists on a specific structure which means I can't keep the existing ranking URLs. I setup redirects which is something at least. Again - don't do it like this if you care about existing rankings. Biggest pain to start with is I'm not in the US And most of my traffic is. So far I've only enabled PayPal as a payment processor which comes with a myriad of problems but again I'll wait to see what happens if it's worth sorting a card processor for USD. Finished around 5AM. Little rough in places but it'll do for now. It's picking up some traffic from the existing rankings. Far from peak time for US traffic and the SERPS are likely to be pretty turbulent when Google realises what's happened so I'm not paying too much attention. I'll update when/if there's anything to update. Second Store: The first store is pretty niche specific. I've some other SEO traffic which normally goes to Amazon but I want to try with this as well. It's mostly an automated system. Mainly US traffic again but for various products so I wanted more of a generic store for this. I haven't had a whole lot of sleep and between work and training today I haven't got the second store up yet. It might go live tonight. Perhaps tomorrow. Depends how much coffee I can find in the kitchen.