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 Acrobot Acrobot Apr 28, 2012 at 10:08 UTC - 0 likes

    @Enrux: Go "" means that you have either WorldGuard/Towny protection turned on, and the place on which your players are creating shops is protected.

    @rasnyderiii: Go Sorry, but that's CraftBukkit's error - it means that he created a sign that wasn't a sign o.0

  • Avatar of Enrux Enrux Apr 28, 2012 at 02:37 UTC - 0 likes

    might there be a problem with permissions? I have PEX and Vault, the users have the permission* but they still can't create a shop, it appears "you can't create a shop here" and they are not trying to create the shop inside any type of protecion

  • Avatar of rasnyderiii rasnyderiii Apr 28, 2012 at 01:29 UTC - 0 likes

    odd error: A player was making shops but had tons of different items in a double chest. log: cb1.2.5 2149 / pex / lockette / chestshop

    [ChestShop] Vault loaded using economy plugin Essentials Economy

    [ChestShop] WorldGuard version 5.5.2-SNAPSHOT loaded.

    [ChestShop] Towny version loaded.

    [ChestShop] Lockette version 1.5 loaded.

    [ChestShop] Enabling ChestShop v3.39 play games | change lives
  • Avatar of Acrobot Acrobot Apr 27, 2012 at 12:58 UTC - 0 likes

    @TheManiacPT: Go Well, you need to put the sample HTML files to your plugins/ChestShop/HTML folder, or turn off webpage generation?

    @GamerByt3: Go Yes, it seems like SCL fails at scl.chests.getOwner, but I am not sure - I'll test it.

    @LordKainzo: Go Well, fail at my side :P I tried casting config's property NAME to double, instead of casting the VALUE :P

    It is already fixed, will be in the next version.

  • Avatar of GamerByt3 GamerByt3 Apr 27, 2012 at 01:27 UTC - 0 likes

    @Acrobot: Go

    Yea I am using simplechestlock Lockette was incompatable with towny, are you saying that simplelock is the problem? Is this something that can be remedied, or is it a permanent incompatibility?

  • Avatar of LordKainzo LordKainzo Apr 26, 2012 at 23:29 UTC - 0 likes

    @Acrobot: Go

    I'm still seeing Any reason? doesnt seem to hurt anything.

  • Avatar of TheManiacPT TheManiacPT Apr 26, 2012 at 22:05 UTC - 0 likes

    @Acrobot: Go

    like, my one keeps saying : [SEVERE] [ChestShop] You lack the necessary HTML files in your plugins/ChestShop/HTML folder!

    what should I do?

  • Avatar of Acrobot Acrobot Apr 26, 2012 at 20:09 UTC - 0 likes

    @fccardiff: Go No, ChestShop only GENERATED the HTML files. It's not a web host - you need to use other plugin/program to do that.

    @DreamLurker: Go Check if /iteminfo shows the correct item id.

    @TheManiacPT: Go You must post the whole error.

    @xenocidic_: Go Well, the person who is paying money is paying tax, and it is taken from the amount given.

    So yes, when shop buys for 10$, you will get only 9$. That's how it works in real life too - they just make the prices higher, so the tax is also included :)

    @GamerByt3: Go Hmm, seems like SimpleChestLock fails. Are you using it?

    @michaelbolland: Go Already updated in 3.40

    @thernztrom: Go Update your Towny?

  • Avatar of fccardiff fccardiff Apr 26, 2012 at 19:47 UTC - 0 likes

    @Acrobot: Go

    Alright, do I need to open a specific port or something so that people can view ChestShop HTML files from a website? Or is it something more simple... haha

    Last edited Apr 26, 2012 by fccardiff
  • Avatar of DreamLurker DreamLurker Apr 26, 2012 at 16:44 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi I'm using the newest iConomy and Chest shop. I just downloaded and installed it yesterday for some reason I can only create AdminShops. If I create a shop with my username and someone clicks on it even if it's fully stocked it says it's out of stock.


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ChestShop (iConomyChestShop)
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
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Optional dependency
Towny Advanced