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?

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  • Avatar of xenocidic_ xenocidic_ Apr 25, 2012 at 18:10 UTC - 0 likes

    @Acrobot - if you are saying that selling to shops is also taxed, who pays the tax?

    If taxes are 10%, and I sell an item to a shop for 10 $ - does that mean I only get 9 $?

    And in that case, wouldn't the ChestShop signs be misleading? It would be advertised that I'm getting 10 $ to sell 1 item but I will only get 9 $ because of the tax.

    Last edited Apr 25, 2012 by xenocidic_
  • Avatar of GamerByt3 GamerByt3 Apr 25, 2012 at 17:34 UTC - 0 likes

    Could not pass event BlockPlaceEvent to ChestShop

    Hi I've been getting the pasted error in the last couple of days. It's seemingly come out of the blue. I updated from v3.39 to 3.40 hoping for a fix but error persisted. It throws no errors on startup.The pasted error will often repeat back to back to back.

    Players are still able to buy and sell to the admin shop so it doesn't seem to be effecting anything vital atm but does cause me some concern.

  • Avatar of michaelbolland michaelbolland Apr 25, 2012 at 17:24 UTC - 0 likes

    towny has changed can you update?

  • Avatar of thernztrom thernztrom Apr 25, 2012 at 16:20 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey Acrobot

    Using 3.40 with CB 1.2.5-R0.1, iConomy 6.0.10b/7.0 and bPermissions 2.9.1:
    I get theese errors all of a sudden:

  • Avatar of Acrobot Acrobot Apr 25, 2012 at 11:14 UTC - 0 likes

    @ProjectInfinity: Go No, it works for people selling to shops too.

    @fccardiff: Go Yeah, basically you just put the files, so there is a plugins/ChestShop/HTML folder. Inside it, there should be 3 files that you downloaded. After doing that, just change things in config :)

  • Avatar of Acrobot Acrobot Apr 25, 2012 at 10:46 UTC - 0 likes

    @Jordan0510: Go Ok, I'll be fixing that, if it's true o.0

  • Avatar of Jordan0510 Jordan0510 Apr 25, 2012 at 09:35 UTC - 0 likes

    @Acrobot: Go

    Okay, I'll just copy and paste what he wrote on HackForums. :)

    This method allows you to duplicate items, given you can make chestshops.

    Requires: - Access to create a *Double Chested* chestshop - 2 People - ONE of an item you wish to dupe.

    Method: Make a double-chested chest shop for the item you want to dupe. On the sign, sell the item at *2* per purchase, at a ridiculously low rate (so the other person does not run out of money). Place the single item in the chest, and have the person buy it. He will get two items from the purchase, even though you only placed one. Have him hand back the items. Now, leave the chest open, and keep placing one item in at a time as he purchases them. Works for every item.

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  • Avatar of fccardiff fccardiff Apr 24, 2012 at 23:25 UTC - 0 likes

    I've downloaded the HTML Files, are these files to generate a webpage with all of the shops' buy and sell prices? If so, Awesome! How can I set it up? Haven't been able to find a tutorial...

    Thanks in advance!


  • Avatar of ProjectInfinity ProjectInfinity Apr 24, 2012 at 21:39 UTC - 0 likes

    The percentage tax, does this only apply for people buying through a shop sign?

  • Avatar of Acrobot Acrobot Apr 24, 2012 at 14:43 UTC - 0 likes

    @Jordan0510: Go Yeah, I get 403 error with the link :/ I can't fix it if I don't know what's wrong! :P


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