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 - 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 deleted_6264528 deleted_6264528 May 16, 2012 at 04:50 UTC - 0 likes

    @Acrobot: Go

    Thanks for your Reply. When I type "Smooth_brick" it turns automatically into "Smooth Brick" and you still can't use the shop. I'll wait for the re-write! :)

  • Avatar of Acrobot Acrobot May 15, 2012 at 19:38 UTC - 0 likes

    @pimsserver: Go Did you even read the FAQ?

    @deleted_6264528: Go Yeah, I know, but a next huge re-write is being made, so at the moment if you MUST sell the bricks, just use Smooth_bricks or something like that :)

  • Avatar of deleted_6264528 deleted_6264528 May 15, 2012 at 19:10 UTC - 0 likes

    Yep same here, players can't sell Smooth Bricks!

  • Avatar of pimsserver pimsserver May 15, 2012 at 16:59 UTC - 0 likes

    how could i possible get rid of the "[Shop] You cannot buy/sell here!"
    i have turned off the worldguard and towny support and some shops work, while others don't.

    for as far as i know it only happens to admin shops, even though they've been set up the very same...

  • Avatar of CorvusPVP CorvusPVP May 14, 2012 at 14:04 UTC - 0 likes

    chest shops not able to be destructible in unprotected areas .. even though protections are set to false and items still stack (like armor and potions) when people sell items in bulk even though config for stack unstackable is false.

  • Avatar of goldseed goldseed May 13, 2012 at 23:51 UTC - 0 likes

    @Acrobot: Go

    Same problem is here

    all gets smooth brick:3

    admin shop

    08:48:17 [INFO] ChestShop version 3.42 08:48:17 [INFO] A chest shop for economy plugins. 08:48:17 [INFO] Author: Acrobot

    08:50:47 [INFO] This server is running CraftBukkit version git-Bukkit-1.2.5-R1.3-1-g1614fe8-b2177jnks (MC: 1.2.5) (Implementing API version 1.2.5-R1.4-SNAPSHOT)

    08:51:05 [INFO] Plugins (41): LagMeter, Minequery, WorldEdit, NoCheatPlus, FamilyJewels, ChannelChat, Vault, Multiverse-Core, PermissionsEx, LogBlock, ChatCensor, WorldGuard, AutoRank, VoidWarp, NarrowtuxLib, TopPVP, KeepItems, dynmap, Chairs, bcVote, iConomy, Showcase, xAuth, CommandHelper, BKCommonLib, mcMMO, PlantFailure, MoneyDrop, CleanroomGenerator, Essentials, WorldBorder, CreeperHeal, EssentialsSpawn, WebAuction, CreativeGates, LWC, Train Carts, ChestShop, EssentialsChat, Factions, Dynmap-Factions

  • Avatar of ToddVee ToddVee May 13, 2012 at 22:28 UTC - 0 likes

    with version 3.4, everything (except redstone lamps) works fine. I updated to 3.42 and noticed that a players shop selling smooth bricks (id: 98) stopped working properly. Although it is well-stocked, it says that it is empty, just like it did with id:123 (redstone lamp) in 3.40

    some ideas?


  • Avatar of Acrobot Acrobot May 13, 2012 at 20:35 UTC - 1 like

    @rickoman: Go Oh snap... Yeah, I forgot about it when I was re-writing the function... Well, I'll fix that soon!

  • Avatar of rickoman rickoman May 13, 2012 at 19:35 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello, I am using version 3.42 and I am finding that the config option: BLOCK_SHOPS_WITH_SELL_PRICE_HIGHER_THAN_BUY_PRICE: true does not actually have any effect. I have tried both true and false, but users can still set the "S" price higher than the "B" price.

  • Avatar of Acrobot Acrobot May 13, 2012 at 08:43 UTC - 0 likes

    @UnitedFactions: Go Hello :)

    You can already make it - if you change the database settings in bukkit.yml to use MySQL, everything will be saved there :)

    Here's a person who did it not a long time ago:

    And here is his page:


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GNU Lesser General Public License version 2.1 (LGPLv2.1)
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Recent files
  • R: v3.7.8 for CB 1.7.2-R0.3 Apr 01, 2014
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Optional dependency
Towny Advanced