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ETHERCYCLE IS AN ECOMMERCE CONSULTANCY FOR SHOPIFY MERCHANTS THAT NEED STRATEGY

Unlike other Shopify Experts, we focus exclusively on independent, stable businesses that sell their own private label products. This gives us a more focused and intimate understanding of the expensive problems you face and how we can solve them for you.

We were one of the first Shopify Experts

After knocking out a custom theme for a local client, we were personally invited by Shopify Partners Program Lead and Head of Shopify Experts Dan Eveleigh to join the program.

(Of course, we said yes.)

...and we loved it so much that in 2014, we decided to niche down exclusively on Shopify, bowing out of all non-Shopify projects. Since then, we’ve been writing about Shopify, talking about Shopify, and teaching about Shopify. We run the single most popular independent Shopify podcast by far, and we didn’t even start it that long ago.

As a result, we’ve been able to specialize exclusively and successfully in helping Shopify store owners generate massive revenue growth.

— Kurt Elster

The reason for our success is simple:

We put our clients in the strongest position to yield the best results from every visitor to their website.

To do that, we’ve built relationships defined by honesty and trust. Our clients know we’re working for them and their customers’ best interests.

Our Solutions

  • Theme Development
  • Create a look that’s unique to your brand with our custom theme design & development services.

  • Theme Customization
  • Extend the features & functionality of your existing Shopify theme with our customization services.

  • Strategic Consulting
  • Get access to ten years of Shopify experience as a sounding board for scaling your ecommerce business.

  • Conversion Rate Optimization
  • If you haven’t split tested it, how do you know what elements of your website actually make you money? With conversion rate optimization, we can provide you with the data to make decisions.

  • Merchant Support
  • To aid you ongoing improvements, and to make managing the process as simple as possible, we offer a Flex Fund to handle Shopify strategy, design, development, or support tasks.

  • Store Setup & Migration
  • Whether you're launching a new brand on Shopify or migrating from an existing legacy platform, we can ensure a successful setup by helping your choose the right apps & integrations, and doing the work for you. It's a white glove experience complete with 30-days of post launch support.

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We Do Have Some Core Principles That Have Helped Us Along The Way:

  • Brand Identity
  • We’ve never taken venture capital, have no debt, and it’s going to remain that way for as long as we’re in business.

  • Ethercycle is a durable company.
  • We believe firmly in creating something stable, modest, and profitable that will last us for the rest of our lives. Ethercycle’s overhead is low, and we structure the business to provide stable revenue whenever possible. (In the tech industry, these ideas may as well be heresy.)

  • Ethercycle is a design company.
  • It was co-founded by a designer in 2009. We’re business owners, but our senior consultant is still fundamentally a designer, and as such we approach all our work from this problem-solving mindset. Much like being a car guy, when you’re born a designer, you don’t get much choice in the matter.

  • Ethercycle is a patient company built on strong relationships with a carefully chosen inner circle of clients.
  • If you’re in the ecommerce industry to make a quick buck, or if you have an “immediate need” for help, run screaming from this page as fast as you can. Any relationship fundamentally requires time and patience, and we do everything we can to slow down and think carefully about who we work with (and what we put into the world together.)

Ultimately, our goal is to build a business that supports the life we want. A life that lets us enjoy time with our families. We’re running a small business by choice. We don’t want to spend our days managing employees. Instead, we want to treat our time as a scarce resource and invest in helping others build businesses for the lives they want too.

We also design apps that get Shopify Stores like yours, Results!

The Ethercycle Team

  • CEO & Co-Founder
    Kurt Elster
  • CTO & Co-Owner
    Paul Reda
  • VP Marketing
    Kurt Bullock
  • Operations Manager
    Julie Elster
  • Project Coordinator
    Jessie Goodell
  • Project Engineer
    Jeremy Green
  • Dev Ops
    Karl Meisterheim
  • UX Engineer
    Tom Siodlak

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People are talking...

“These guys are amazing. Great support and great devs! They also run the best Shopify podcast: The Unofficial Shopify Podcast”

  • Ezra Firestone
  • BOOM! BY CINDY JOSEPH & SMART MARKETER INC.

“Never in all my years of working with a consultant have I ever received so much actionable advice in so little time. It was like a massive canon of experience blasting onto our site design. Working with Kurt is simply the highest bang for your buck. Do it, your website KPI’s will thank you.”

  • Hahn
  • COO, NOMAD GOODS

“As a result of Ethercycle’s efforts, we blew away our goals for BFCM, and we’re now equipped with best practices for site optimization and audience growth. Their efforts doubled our already good conversion rate and helped us grow our mailing list by over 50%. More importantly, we have established a new partner to help continue to expand and improve throughout the year.”

  • Jacques Marine
  • HOONIGAN INDUSTRIES

“Kurt knows the Shopify ecosystem intimately, including the myriad apps and developers that make up the whole ecosystem. So he understands what can serve as a great solution and what products can work well to help solve unique problems.”

  • Andrew Youderian
  • OVERLANDER PROJECT LEAD & FOUNDER OF ECOMMERCEFUEL

“Kurt and his team have been an excellent resource since launching our e-commerce channel in late 2016.

From a complete revamp of our site, to daily/weekly maintenance & upgrades, Ethercycle has been a pivotal piece of our planning & implementation. I'm confident they will continue to play a vital role in our success for years to come.

For anyone looking to take their Shopify store to the next level, I would certainly recommend the Ethercycle team.”

  • CHRIS WALTERS
  • Director of Marketing, Jay Leno’s Garage

“They’re so knowledgeable and they care, which is always nice. It's not just ‘let’s get this done because they hired us to do a job.’ They actually want the website to convert well and do well and look great and do what it needs to do.”

  • Laura Petrielli
  • CREATIVE DIRECTOR & OWNER, VEX
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