Ethercycle

Strategy Retainer

Not Sure how to Grow Your Shopify Business?

Learning things the hard way in ecommerce means wasting tens (or sometimes hundreds) of thousands of dollars on misguided efforts. Worse, you risk losing valuable competitive advantage by prolonging your time to market. Our consulting engagement will give you access to the strategic and tactical expertise you need, when you need it.

How does it work?

Our agreement entitles you to unlimited 24/7 access to me via phone, email, and IM. I return all messages no later than the next business day, although in practice response time is much quicker (particularly between 9am to 5pm CST, but also nights and weekends).

Meetings are scheduled in advance, typically take place over the phone, and are sometimes supplemented with online meeting and/or screen sharing software (e.g. GoToMeeting, Skype, Join.me).

There are 6 possible areas of involvement:

  1. Participation in an initial in-depth, in-person meeting to define long-term business goals, existing legacy systems architecture, and organizational challenges.
  2. Regular meetings with the primary project contact to discuss strategy, longer-term issues, and business goals.
  3. Strategic and tactical advice based on a series of ongoing meetings with team leaders. These are individualized and mutually agreed upon. In addition, I'll serve as a sounding board as they work to achieve their business and technical goals.
  4. Technical review of designs, UX workflows, source code, documentation, and the like. Where appropriate, I'll provide code samples, proof-of-concept examples, and design mockups. Please note that authoring shipping code, designs, or documentation is not included in this agreement.
  5. Situational responsiveness to needs that arise that you deem require my assistance, which are not covered elsewhere.

My fee is $3,995 USD per month, all inclusive (i.e., I arrange and pay for any necessary travel, administrative expenses, etc). Professional courtesy discounts are available for quarterly and annual arrangements. Participation is extremely limited. You can elect to be added to the waiting list if spots are not available.

Please contact me to sign up or for more information.


What People are Saying

As always, Kurt provided some solid advice that's allowed me to move forward knowing exactly what to focus on regards to the eCommerce industry. Really looking forward to following up to review progress in the coming weeks!
Liam Carter-Hawkins
Kurt gave me a lot of good advice, even though I've been reading up on all of the eCommerce tips out there, he found a lot of ways to improve our site. He had some great positioning advice as well
Rodrigo Etcheto
Kurt is an awesome guy, amazing energy, and knows his stuff. Talking to him was a pleasure, and he provided information that was more than valuable for the cost of the call. Will be using him again for another project.
Tomas Eastman
Kurt was very helpful. He gave us a helpful list of things we could do to improve our website and some great suggestions. Appreciate his expertise!
Beth Koenig
I couldn't have asked for more, Kurt is a wealth of knowledge that any ecommerce owner could use. Great tips and honest advice and encouragement. Thank you!
Elizabeth Hay
Kurt understood my vision & my goals, he demonstrates a solid knowledge of the Shopify platform and the web. Kurt was able to identify areas that could be improved and offered solutions including unique ways to sell our products and identify prospective customers. I look forward to continue working with him to optimize my website.
Elsa Perryman