Welcome to The Gadget Snob.
Hi, I’m Jared Goetz, and this was the home of my Shopify store that went from $0 to $2 million in just 60 days and then went on to do almost $5 million dollars in sales in its first year.

This quick growth gained The Gadget Snob the title of second fastest growing Shopify store of the year for 2017, second only to Kylie Jenner. 

It also led to media attention from Entrepreneur Magazine, Huffington Post and more.
The Gadget Snob showed me what it was possible to achieve following a business model I created called “Dropsurfing.” Dropsurfing is similar to dropshipping with a few key differences. 

The primary difference between these two business models is dropsurfing relies on “surfing” customer trends, thereby making your store immune to competition, instead of you needing to compete on price for the same items every other dropshipper is trying to sell online.

If you’re wondering why The Gadget Snob store is no longer active, the answer is pretty simple. 

We ran into a huge issue with a “vetted” supplier on Oberlo, that wound up sending out 7,000+ fake tracking numbers to our customers, without actually shipping out the products. Needless to say, this led to massive complications and headaches that almost made me have to shut down the business, but I persevered. Like any true entrepreneur would, I battled through these difficulties and overcame, and continued to run this store at ~30% margins and do almost $5,000,000 dollars in sales in less than 12 months.  

Eventually, the negative reviews from our untrustworthy supplier debacle became too much to handle and our ads weren’t performing as well as they once were, since FB throttles your performance based on customer feedback. This led us to have to shut that store down, and move on; but that didn’t stop me from crushing the eCom game! 

We no longer drive traffic to this website, but since you’ve found your way here, you’re probably curious about what a successful Shopify store looks like, and I don’t want you to leave empty handed.

I’m currently still running several Shopify stores with a great deal of success...

Here is one we launched last year that did over $500k in sales in just over a month, another insanely fast growing store! It’s called The Auto Swag Shop, and we launched it just in time to ride the holiday rush, you can check out a screenshot, here:
We’re also currently operating a General store called That Good Deal. You can check it out by clicking the image below:
Now, you might be thinking, “Why two stores?”

Well, by having these two stores, we get to do something extremely important in the world of e-commerce: 

Testing!

We use That Good Deal as a “general” store to test products to find out what’s selling. Once we find a product that works, we then create a niche store designed specifically to sell it and similar items—like The Auto Swag Shop.

This system is very easy to set up (I encourage you to try it if you’re in eCommerce for yourself). 

Doing this gives you an advantage…

If and when one of your stores starts to lose momentum, you have plenty of options for what to do next. 

The Gadget Snob put me on the map and taught me a lot, but I’ve had to continue to evolve. 

This is a constantly changing industry, but, fortunately, just knowing a few evergreen strategies like having a general store and a niche store puts you way ahead of most people trying to succeed in the eCommerce space.

You actually don’t need a huge team to succeed like I have. You don’t have to be a “tech” person. You don’t have to know how to manage inventory, have a ton of cash available to spend on ads, or have an MBA from Harvard Business School.
You just need to learn the basics of how my dropsurfing business model works, and then you can implement it for yourself and start making money. Pretty simple.
If you’d like to learn how to setup your own Shopify store, how to find the right products to sell on it, and how to market your store with effective advertising, even on a low budget, go to the link below to watch the case study video I put together on these topics:

I will always be grateful for what The Gadget Snob taught me…

Yeah, it was fun to make a lot of money really fast. 

But the amazing thing it showed me was that a regular guy from New York, who didn’t come from money or have any special “connections,” could start a successful business and deliver amazing products to people all over the world, just by working for 30 minutes a day from my laptop…

The Gadget Snob expanded my view of what was possible in life. I think this video will do the same for you.

To your success,

Jared Goetz