ChestShop (iConomyChestShop)

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A simple, yet very powerful system for making physical shops using signs and chests.

It's never been that easy to create shops! With features like shop protection and anti-lag protection, you won't have to worry about your server's economy anymore!

"Just works"! Don't worry about your economy plugin, ChestShop supports all of them with Vault).

The plugin by default submits anonymous stats about your server (player count, plugin/server version and type) to a public statistics website - - in order to provide the developers with usage information. If you wish to opt out, you can do so in the PluginMetrics/config.yml file. It also features an auto-update feature, which can be turned off in the config.

Additional modules for ChestShop:

Using shops

It's easy! Just right-click the sign to buy, left-click to sell. (You can configure the buttons in the config file!)

How to create a shop

Player shop

Place a chest on the ground
Place a sign 1 block away from the chest (for example, above it)
On the sign, write:Sign
First line will be filled by the plugin automatically
Price line is a combination of buy and sell prices. You need to have a price indicator (like 'B' - price that will apply to items BOUGHT by PLAYERS - or 'S' - the SELL price) near the price - the prices are separated by a colon (:)Some of the possible price combinations: "B 5:5 S", "B 5", "S free"
You can find out the name of the item you're holding by doing /iteminfo
For exampleExample sign
A person can buy 64 diamonds for 10 dollars and sell them back for 5 dollars from AcrobotPL

Admin Shop - shop with unlimited items

Firstly, you've got to be sure that you've the ChestShop.admin permission / you are an OP. To make an Admin Shop, simply put "Admin Shop" (configurable in config.yml) on the first line of the sign.


Here is a list of player-made translations: Translation list

Permission nodes

Description*shop creation and buying/selling - it contains:*create all types of shops any item from shop any item to shop
ChestShop.modopen any shop chest, destroy stores
ChestShop.adminopen any shop chest, destroy stores, create admin shops

A full list of permission nodes

Useful tips by players

How not to get bankruptA customisable price table
Alternative price table

Full plugin description

For full plugin description, visit the plugin's thread on Bukkit forums.

Got an error or suggestion?

Simply submit a ticket here!

Has ChestShop helped you or your server?

If you want to thank the team in a more materialistic way, feel free to donate! :)


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  • Avatar of theboss192 theboss192 Jan 31, 2015 at 18:12 UTC - 0 likes

    @Acrobot: Go

    Hello again, I deleted /ChestShop/users.db and re-booted the server. Alas the problem still persists. I tried to place an Admin Shop but no go.

    I decided to take a look in the users.db file. I found what looked like an entry with another player's username and UUID and my username and UUID followed by UAdmin ShopAdmin Shop(long number like a UUID.)

    And further down there are two lines that refer to the other player's and my username followed by Admin Shop.

    I also tried to place a non Admin Shop sign as well as having the other player try to make a shop with no effect.

    Do you think that possibly I have some setting that prevents the creation of these signs? I have another plugin, (Ships,) that is driven by signs and they too do not work in the very same way? BTW I have tried ChestShop with Ships uninstalled and vice versa.

    Thanks again for you time and patience. :)

    PS. fyi I have never encountered a problem with ChestShop and have used it for a long time, its a great plugin. Which makes me think that there might be nothing wrong with it at all and something is wrong with my setup, settings, or other??

  • Avatar of Mr_Simba Mr_Simba Jan 31, 2015 at 15:10 UTC - 0 likes

    Ok, I'll check that out. Thank you for your help, and still being so committed to such a core plugin after all these years!

    Edit: just tried the backspace thing with her, worked like a charm! Thanks a ton c:

    Last edited Jan 31, 2015 by Mr_Simba
  • Avatar of Acrobot Acrobot Jan 31, 2015 at 15:06 UTC - 0 likes

    @theboss192: Go Assuming that the sign is correct (it should be <B $:$ S>, but I guess that you probably know that) and you're using the latest version of Spigot, it might boil down to two problems:

    • if you're using a Mac, Apple's Java Runtime inserts garbage unicode characters to the sign. Please try hitting backspace a few times before writing on every sign line.
    • if something strange happened, try deleting the users.db file found in plugins/ChestShop/ - the database might somehow have gotten corrupted.

    @HowDareYouKitty: Go @Mr_Simba: Go

    Look into the reply above. Assuming the players are using a Mac, it might just be a problem with Apple's Java.

  • Avatar of Ironic8b49 Ironic8b49 Jan 31, 2015 at 02:52 UTC - 0 likes

    @2soldier3: Go

    Like it says at top of page ChestShop supports all of them with Vault

  • Avatar of HowDareYouKitty HowDareYouKitty Jan 30, 2015 at 17:43 UTC - 0 likes

    @Mr_Simba: Go

    I've been having this same problem. Except now 2 people can't create shops.

  • Avatar of Mr_Simba Mr_Simba Jan 30, 2015 at 17:15 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey Acro,

    I'm having a weird problem where only one specific player can't create shops. She appears to format the signs correctly and it just doesn't create a shop. I even asked if she might be putting spaces after the numbers since that breaks it, and she says she isn't. Admins can forcefully create shops by putting her name, but if she does it herself it doesn't work no matter how she formats it. Any ideas? I'm having a hard time believing she's not formatting it wrong lol

    Last edited Jan 30, 2015 by Mr_Simba
  • Avatar of theboss192 theboss192 Jan 30, 2015 at 06:15 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello Acrobot,

    I love your plugin, and have used it for a while. I recently got my plugins back, after a stint in vanilla, thanks Bukkit, and I naturally came back to get your latest update now that I can use plugins again. :)

    However, after uploading the plugin and starting up, all went well no errors in console. On the console and in game when you /plugins it shows as enabled.

    I tried to place an Admin Shop sign, following the order, ( L1- 'Admin Shop' , L2- '<quantity>' , L3- '<buy $:$ sell>' , L4- '<data value>' .) But when I clicked on 'done' the sign merely placed itself with the text I had written, like any ordinary sign. No mention of a successful shop sign creation. The data value number remains a number and does not change to the name of the item. And the name does not auto fill for non Admin Shops. :(

    FYI - i am running:

    • Minecraft server version 1.8
    • CraftBukkit version git-Bukkit-"24557bc" (MC: 1.8) (Implementing API version 1.8-R0.1-SNAPSHOT)
    • PermissionsEx v1.22.7-SNAPSHOT
    • WorldGuard v5.9.1-SNAPSHOT.1474-
    • Vault v1.5.2-b33
    • LWC v4.5.0-SNAPSHOT
    • ChestShop v3.8.0 And other plugins...

    Do you think you can help me resolve this issue, I don't really know what else to do?

    Thank you very much for your help and awesome plugin :)

    Last edited Jan 30, 2015 by theboss192
  • Avatar of 2soldier3 2soldier3 Jan 30, 2015 at 03:16 UTC - 0 likes


    What money plugin does this plugin go with?

  • Avatar of BigBiertje BigBiertje Jan 29, 2015 at 22:15 UTC - 0 likes

    Dont work on my server!

    can somebody or the maker of the plugin help me ?

    i need it i have used the first version and last version of spigot

  • Avatar of miki88mouse miki88mouse Jan 29, 2015 at 06:36 UTC - 0 likes

    Ok i am not tested but i will still in 1.7.10 server and question is will be plugin for 1.8 ChestShop v3.8.0 working correctly in verzion 1.7.10 spigot? wwhwn will that greate then.


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GNU Lesser General Public License version 2.1 (LGPLv2.1)
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Recent files
  • R: v3.8.0 for 1.8.1 Jan 17, 2015
  • R: v3.7.19 for 1.8.1 Jan 08, 2015
  • R: v3.7.18 for 1.8.1 Nov 30, 2014
  • R: v3.7.17 for CB 1.7.9-R0.2 Aug 13, 2014
  • R: v3.7.16 for CB 1.7.9-R0.2 Jul 28, 2014



Optional dependency
Towny Advanced