What I’m doing now1

Last updated: October 13th 2018

I’m home in Chicagoland with my family having just wrapped up teaching a sold-out workshop at Shopify Pursuit in New York, and hosting a Chicago Shopify Plus Meetup in an abandoned Lord & Taylor department store. (Feeling FOMO? We'll be hosting another event in January.)


Our Chicago Shopify Plus Meetup, hosted in an abandoned department store

With Q4 being the busiest time of the year for most merchants, I will have to decline any new opportunities that start before Christmas. (I will make exception for extraordinary offers such as “can I please gift you a Ferrari?” in which case I’m listening.)

My current commitments are:

  1. Helping Shopify storeowners grow their stores through my consultancy
  2. Developing Shopify apps based on work with Shopify Plus brands like Leno’s Garage
  3. Hosting my weekly podcast, The Unofficial Shopify Podcast
  4. Providing strategy & support to my wife for her Disney World planning Shopify store.

Time permitting, I will consider:

Unfortunately, I have to pass on:

Getting in touch:

  1. Request a (paid) call
  2. Apply to be an Ethercycle client
  3. Email Kurt's assistant
  4. Request a quote or interview from Kurt
  5. Join our Facebook group and ask your question publicly.

I know you can figure out my email address pretty easily, but I’d prefer if you reached out to my assistant first.

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

1. This is a now page, and if you have your own site, you should make one, too.
2. 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.