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 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:

  • Avatar of UnitedFactions UnitedFactions May 13, 2012 at 00:18 UTC - 0 likes

    @Acrobot: Go

    Hi Acrobot, How are you? I have a suggestion / feature to add,

    You know that there is a PVP webstats plugin out there, that keeps track of your PVP kills, in a mysql database, and then there is a plugin / program that puts that on your website?

    Why is Chestshops still using HTML files ;) It is not working propely and this way I cannot set it up for my server, because my webserver is not on the same box ;) I would really like to see MYSQL stats integration into chestshops so we can make a Shop Stats page / Shop Sales page on the website. We are really happy with Chestshops and i works great since 1.8! If you can make this feature or contact me to anyone that could do this, I will donate to your project yet again ;) Please contact me.


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  • Avatar of Acrobot Acrobot May 12, 2012 at 19:43 UTC - 0 likes

    @FuRiouSOne: Go Yeah, that's the problem, I changed the type recognition to more "general" in 3.42, so when a Minecraft update is out, it will work too with the new items.

    Last edited May 12, 2012 by Acrobot
  • Avatar of FuRiouSOne FuRiouSOne May 12, 2012 at 18:53 UTC - 0 likes

    @syam1218: Go

    My Admin Shops work selling 98, 98:2, 98:3 to player just fine. I am running chest shop version 3.40 tho.



  • Avatar of Acrobot Acrobot May 12, 2012 at 17:33 UTC - 0 likes

    @syam1218: Go @bwinkl04: Go

    Oh right, I know what's wrong, however it might be a bit difficult to change, but I'll still try.
    I guess that the code is trying to find the text data value for item, so here it would be "brick" with "smooth stone" durability, but since "Smooth brick" exists, it adds the data value to it.

    @firefly1521: Go Well, update ChestShop?

  • Avatar of syam1218 syam1218 May 12, 2012 at 17:29 UTC - 1 like

    Help! We can't buy StoneBricks(itemid:98, 98:1, 98:2).
    I try to buy "Smooth Brick"(98:0) at AdminShop. In fact, I get a 98:3 stonebrick.

    I'm beginner plugin developer! Join the server of Japanese! IP:

  • Avatar of firefly1521 firefly1521 May 12, 2012 at 16:54 UTC - 0 likes

    Help i get this error all the time

    at net.minecraft.server.NetServerHandler.a( at net.minecraft.server.NetworkListenThread.a( at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.w( at at Caused by: java.lang.ClassCastException: java.lang.String cannot be cast to java.lang.Boolean at com.Acrobot.ChestShop.Config.Config.getBoolean( at com.Acrobot.ChestShop.Logging.Logging.log( at com.Acrobot.ChestShop.Logging.Logging.logTransaction( at com.Acrobot.ChestShop.Shop.Shop.sell( at com.Acrobot.ChestShop.Shop.ShopManagement.sell( at com.Acrobot.ChestShop.Listeners.playerInteract.onPlayerInteract( at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor31.invoke(Unknown Source) at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke( at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke( at$1.execute(

  • Avatar of bwinkl04 bwinkl04 May 12, 2012 at 15:27 UTC - 0 likes

    Quick error I noticed. If you create an admin shop for item 98 or 98:1 it always gives 98:3. didn't try 98:2.


  • Avatar of Acrobot Acrobot May 12, 2012 at 14:17 UTC - 0 likes

    @ProjectInfinity: Go Yep, it does - in fact, I believe it was not even broken, but to fix it even more, I changed it from static to instance variable.


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