What I’m doing now1

Last updated: February 6th 2020

  Currently, I’m back home in Chicagoland after more travel than I'm used to—
I rode the newly opened Star Wars: Rise of The Resistance with my wife & kids, visited Toronto to go behind the scenes of commerce at Shopify Unite, hit Boston to hear what’s working at Klaviyo:BOS, and saw automotive mayhem at SEMA in Vegas…

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 Jay Leno Kurt at Jay Leno's Garage Kurt and Julie Elster meeting BB-8 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.