ChestShop (iConomyChestShop)

ChestShop logo - mini



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 - iConomy, BOSEconomy and more - you need Vault to use other economy plugins).

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.

Help with ChestShop's translation

ChestShop needs your help! We're switching to a new localisation system and we need your hand to help us translate the plugin. Help us translate the plugin!

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

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 Acrobot Acrobot Apr 17, 2014 at 16:40 UTC - 0 likes

    @seventyskydiver: Go Should work by default.

  • Avatar of seventyskydiver seventyskydiver Apr 17, 2014 at 14:42 UTC - 0 likes

    Some Players names are too long to fit onto the top line so they can't make a chestshop. How do I fix this?

  • Avatar of Acrobot Acrobot Apr 16, 2014 at 18:49 UTC - 0 likes

    @Puremin0rez: Go Not really. Shop names are not saved anywhere, so I would have to download a whole username -> UUID database for the converter to work. Now I can just assume that the owner will eventually connect and when he connects, I migrate his username to match the UUID he has joined with.

    @copiepasta: Go Sorry, the auto-updater shouldn't have downloaded that version, as it is incompatible with CraftBukkit builds older than 1.7.8. Please re-download the 3.7.8 version.

    @ronyjr1: Go You cannot buy/sell from your own shops.

  • Avatar of ronyjr1 ronyjr1 Apr 16, 2014 at 15:17 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi I'm using theChestShop plugin for my server buy i have a problem when I drop myself and put my game mode to survival i left or right click the sign but when i do that it opens the chest up please help

  • Avatar of Rexcantor Rexcantor Apr 16, 2014 at 12:16 UTC - 0 likes

    @copiepasta: Go I also have an error...

    [ChestShop] Enabling ChestShop v3.7.9 [14:44:07] [Server thread/ERROR]: WARNING: you seem to not be using the Xerial SQLite driver. See ORMLite docs on SQLite: [14:44:07] [Server thread/INFO]: creating table 'accounts' [14:44:07] [Server thread/INFO]: creating index 'accounts_shortName_idx' for table 'accounts [14:44:07] [Server thread/INFO]: executed create table statement changed 0 rows: CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `accounts` (`name` VARCHAR , `shortName` VARCHAR , `uuid` VARCHAR , PRIMARY KEY (`name`) ) [14:44:07] [Server thread/INFO]: executed create table statement changed 0 rows: CREATE INDEX IF NOT EXISTS `accounts_shortName_idx` ON `accounts` ( `shortName` ) [14:44:07] [Server thread/ERROR]: Error occurred while enabling ChestShop v3.7.9 (Is it up to date?) java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: org.bukkit.OfflinePlayer.getUniqueId()Ljava/util/UUID; at com.Acrobot.ChestShop.UUIDs.NameManager.load( [?:?] at com.Acrobot.ChestShop.ChestShop.onEnable( [?:?] at [craftbukkit.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-6-ga3ae0c6-b3029jnks] at [craftbukkit.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-6-ga3ae0c6-b3029jnks] at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.enablePlugin( [craftbukkit.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-6-ga3ae0c6-b3029jnks] at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_7_R2.CraftServer.loadPlugin( [craftbukkit.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-6-ga3ae0c6-b3029jnks] at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_7_R2.CraftServer.enablePlugins( [craftbukkit.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-6-ga3ae0c6-b3029jnks] at net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R2.MinecraftServer.n( [craftbukkit.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-6-ga3ae0c6-b3029jnks] at net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R2.MinecraftServer.g( [craftbukkit.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-6-ga3ae0c6-b3029jnks] at net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R2.MinecraftServer.a( [craftbukkit.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-6-ga3ae0c6-b3029jnks] at net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R2.DedicatedServer.init( [craftbukkit.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-6-ga3ae0c6-b3029jnks] at [craftbukkit.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-6-ga3ae0c6-b3029jnks] at [craftbukkit.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-6-ga3ae0c6-b3029jnks]

    Last edited Apr 17, 2014 by Rexcantor
  • Avatar of copiepasta copiepasta Apr 16, 2014 at 10:23 UTC - 0 likes

    Ran into errors..using the latest plugins

    06:11:34 [INFO] [ChestShop] Enabling ChestShop v3.7.9 06:11:34 [SEVERE] WARNING: you seem to not be using the Xerial SQLite driver. See ORMLite docs on SQLite: 06:11:34 [INFO] creating table 'accounts' 06:11:34 [INFO] creating index 'accounts_shortName_idx' for table 'accounts 06:11:34 [INFO] executed create table statement changed 0 rows: CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `accounts` (`name` VARCHAR , `shortName` VARCHAR , `uuid` VARCHAR , PRIMARY KEY (`name`) ) 06:11:34 [INFO] executed create table statement changed 0 rows: CREATE INDEX IF NOT EXISTS `accounts_shortName_idx` ON `accounts` ( `shortName` ) 06:11:34 [SEVERE] Error occurred while enabling ChestShop v3.7.9 (Is it up to date?) 06:11:34 java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: org.bukkit.OfflinePlayer.getUniqueId()Ljava/util/UUID; 06:11:34 at com.Acrobot.ChestShop.UUIDs.NameManager.load( [?:?] 06:11:34 at com.Acrobot.ChestShop.ChestShop.onEnable( [?:?] 06:11:34 at [craftbukkit-1.7.2.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.2-36-g9f75167-b3005jnks] 06:11:34 at [craftbukkit-1.7.2.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.2-36-g9f75167-b3005jnks] 06:11:34 at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.enablePlugin( [craftbukkit-1.7.2.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.2-36-g9f75167-b3005jnks] 06:11:34 at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_7_R1.CraftServer.loadPlugin( [craftbukkit-1.7.2.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.2-36-g9f75167-b3005jnks] 06:11:34 at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_7_R1.CraftServer.enablePlugins( [craftbukkit-1.7.2.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.2-36-g9f75167-b3005jnks] 06:11:34 at net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R1.MinecraftServer.m( [craftbukkit-1.7.2.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.2-36-g9f75167-b3005jnks] 06:11:34 at net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R1.MinecraftServer.g( [craftbukkit-1.7.2.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.2-36-g9f75167-b3005jnks] 06:11:34 at net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R1.MinecraftServer.a( [craftbukkit-1.7.2.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.2-36-g9f75167-b3005jnks] 06:11:34 at net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R1.DedicatedServer.init( [craftbukkit-1.7.2.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.2-36-g9f75167-b3005jnks] 06:11:34 at [craftbukkit-1.7.2.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.2-36-g9f75167-b3005jnks] 06:11:34 at [craftbukkit-1.7.2.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.2-36-g9f75167-b3005jnks]

  • Avatar of Puremin0rez Puremin0rez Apr 16, 2014 at 02:05 UTC - 0 likes

    Any particular reason a player is required to login once? Wouldn't that be pretty easy to simulate in a converter?

  • Avatar of Acrobot Acrobot Apr 15, 2014 at 21:19 UTC - 0 likes

    @Malachi21: Go 1.7.8 I believe will only work with 3.7.9 due to UUID changes.

    @ccattell: Go Hmm, about the first one, I believe it's Minecraft's fault. Since 1.2.x, it is not sending packets for any block that can normally be placed, but in this situation can't. This includes normal blocks (because you would be standing in its way, you can try moving to the side to counter it) as well as flowers/etc. - anything that can be placed.

    The second one, though, would be a bug. Could you create a ticket for it and I'll make sure to check it out?

  • Avatar of cohen52199 cohen52199 Apr 15, 2014 at 21:17 UTC - 0 likes

    Come check it out on

  • Avatar of ccattell ccattell Apr 15, 2014 at 15:21 UTC - 0 likes

    Also we have been noticing a weird bug.... i know it happens with the flowers and red sand because thats what we tested with....

    Hold the item you are about to buy in your hand and try to buy, it wont let you. Switch to an empty spot in you hotbar and you can buy....

    Move a partial stack of the item you are buying into your inventory, and the plugin uses a blank spot in your hotbar instead of the partial stack in your inventory, fill up all the spots in your hotbar, and it still creates a new stack, instead of using the partial stack


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Recent files
  • R: v3.7.8 for CB 1.7.2-R0.3 Apr 01, 2014
  • R: v3.7.7 for CB 1.7.2-R0.3 Mar 20, 2014
  • R: v3.7.6 for CB 1.7.2-R0.3 Mar 14, 2014
  • R: v3.7.5 for CB 1.7.2-R0.2 Feb 10, 2014
  • R: v3.7.3 for CB 1.7.2-R0.2 Jan 07, 2014



Optional dependency
Towny Advanced