What I’m doing now1

Last updated: March 30th 2020

  Currently, I’m safely self-quarantined with my family in Chicagoland. I’m grateful to work in eCommerce, an industry least disrupted by our new normal. We were already a mostly remote team, so our work has been able to continue largely uninterrupted.

If you’re looking for some quarantainment, my wife decided we should try to make those “copycat” recipes you see online and film it like a cooking show. (Being me, I escalated this into a three-camera setup with pro editing.) Please enjoy us failing twice at making Dole Whip at home. 👇

My current commitments are:

  1. Helping Shopify Plus merchants make more money through my consultancy
  2. Hosting The Unofficial Shopify Podcast.2
  3. Developing Shopify apps based on work with Shopify Plus brands like Leno’s Garage
  4. Providing strategy & support to my wife for her Disney World planning Shopify store.
  5. Providing advisory services to select clients like HOONIGAN.

Time permitting, I will consider:

Unfortunately, I have to pass on:

Getting in touch:

  1. Request a call
  2. Apply to be an Ethercycle client
  3. Request a quote or interview from Kurt
  4. Join our Facebook group and ask your question publicly.
  5. Apply to be an Unofficial Shopify Podcast guest

I know you can figure out my email address easily, but to protect my time I’d prefer if you reached out to my assistant first, or through a warm intro from a mutual acquaintance.

If you send us a message, I promise we’ll read it, but I may need to pass on any offers due to high demand for my time.

Kurt Elster

IG: @kgelster

Kurt and Julie Elster meeting BB-8 Kurt and Jay Leno Kurt at Jay Leno's Garage Kurt in North American's 1st RWB 911


1. This is a now page, and if you have your own site, you should make one, too.
2. Have your own podcast? Check out my pro gear guide.
3. In general, I expect to be paid to speak. I will sometimes waive my fee for non-profit, community events if I am the opening keynote. At a minimum I need my return travel and hotel accommodation covered.
4. I have not accepted an app demo offer in the last three years.