SignShop 2 Logo
SignShop allows you to set up physical shops by punching a chest with your items you want to sell, then punching a sign (while holding redstone dust). It's easy to set up, and even easier to customize!

This plugin requires Vault and collects Metrics.

Development builds of this project can be acquired at the provided continuous integration server. These builds have not been approved by the BukkitDev staff. Use them at your own risk. Development Builds
View Config
SignShop Quick Reference (This is also in your /plugins/SignShop folder) Fork us on GitHub

Latest Features

SignShop v2.9.1

  • Added Signshop.Permit.MATERIAL permission node, so you can specifically permit certain items to be sold for different permission groups.
  • Added better support for NBT data
  • Added support for WhatIsIt (Thanks Hoppeduppeanut!)
  • Updated ShowcaseStandalone support to match latest API
  • Fixed admin shops requiring a chest.
  • Fixed an error with UUID conversion
  • Fixed an error with oneTime and resetOneTime blocks
  • Fixed warning on startup for 0 not being a material, as item numbers are no longer supported by Bukkit
  • Fixed external jar files not being loaded with MCPC+
  • Fixed the TimeManager using Async tasks, even though it sometimes interfaces with Bukkit
  • Fixed a Slot sign exploit
  • Fixed SignShop.Superadmin to now behave as expected
  • Fixed PriceModifiers not working for numbers bigger than 1
  • Fixed NPE with Permits
  • Fixed messages not being sent after reboot after UUID conversion, and some other problems with UUIDs
  • Fixed !param not working in messages

    For a full list of features, visit this page.

Extending SignShop with other Plugins

VaultWorks with all standard economies (EssentialsEco, iConomy, BOSEconomy, Gringotts, and more) and permission plugins (Permissions 3, bPermissions, PEX, GroupManager, PermissionsBukkit, zPermission (and defaults to OP permissions, if you don't want to use a permission system)).
Grief Prevention
For sign and chest protection, though SignShop has built in sign protection.
SignShopGuardianSave your inventory when you die.
SignShopHotelAllow players to rent rooms for a period of time.
dynmapShow shop locations.
CrackshotBuy and sell custom made guns and weapons (P.S. Crackshot is awesome!)
MultiverseSupports Multiverse worlds.
NotificationsSignShop will give a notification whenever a sign is created. This message can be customized in the config.
ShowCaseStandaloneDisplay the items SignShop is selling by clicking half slabs with redstone and linking to a shop sign.
SignColoursSupports custom sign colors.
WildcardCommandsMake SignShop run commands for all players online.
MachinaCraftCharge a fee to use, and remotely operate Machinas.
TownyUse Towny banks and only let players make shops in Towny shop plots. (Thanks ryvix!)
WorldGuardRespects build permissions, and you can only let players make shops in regions with the allow-shop flag.
ChestShopConvert from ChestShop format to SignShop format by just punching the sign with redstone.
NBTLibDefault items not good enough? Use NBTLib to support all the crazy items and NBT data you come up with!
WhatIsItWill show your personalized item names in shop messages.


SignShop2 tutorial video

Example SignShop

This is an example of how to set up a [Buy] sign with SignShop. The sign above is linked to a chest containing items. In this example, it will sell an enchanted pickaxe for 600 Waffles (Waffles are our server's currency :-) ).

GamerFreak's Epic SignShop

Send me pictures of your server's SignShops in the comments below and the image above could be YOUR shop!

Suggestions and Issues

If you are having a problem with SignShop, please feel free to take a look at our tickets to make sure others have not already reported the issue! If they haven't, please fill out the requested info when making a ticket. Thanks!

If you would like to see this plugin in action, you can join my server at

Like this plugin? Buy us a beer and/or caffeinated beverage!

You must login to post a comment. Don't have an account? Register to get one!

  • Avatar of lANTHONYl lANTHONYl Sep 20, 2014 at 01:42 UTC - 0 likes

    @Devinish: Go

    No, the sellers contains multiple worlds. I was able to write a script to extract the entries that matched qualifying criteria. :D I'm glad it was only in the sellers.yml that i needed to be aware of.

  • Avatar of Devinish Devinish Sep 19, 2014 at 20:46 UTC - 0 likes

    @lANTHONYl: Go

    Yeah, you could go into the sellers and just do a find + replace of one worldname to the other. That's probably the easiest way. That assumes that ALL of the signs from the first world will be going to the second world.

  • Avatar of lANTHONYl lANTHONYl Sep 19, 2014 at 17:40 UTC - 0 likes

    i recently moved a town to another world. is there a way i could go about automating to some degree converting the shops over to the new world? The coordinates in the new world are all the same, it's just a new worldname.

    Last edited Sep 19, 2014 by lANTHONYl
  • Avatar of Devinish Devinish Sep 18, 2014 at 17:56 UTC - 0 likes

    @ChezaofStormrage: Go

    Get our latest version. That should fix the issue.

  • Avatar of ChezaofStormrage ChezaofStormrage Sep 18, 2014 at 14:38 UTC - 0 likes

    Having an issue with Ibuy shops. While it says we can remove the chest whenever we do this the shop "breaks" and will no longer sell this item. Never had this issue before. Any help would be great :)

    Bukkit 1.7.9-Ro.1-10 ect... Signshop 2.9.0 Vault 1.4.1

  • Avatar of Devinish Devinish Sep 16, 2014 at 02:55 UTC - 0 likes

    @Iticip: Go

    Players can't sell XP to other players. The problem is that if a player is offline, they wouldn't get the XP you sold to them. You could buy and sell bottles o' enchanting though, if that's what you wanted to do.

  • Avatar of Iticip Iticip Sep 16, 2014 at 01:38 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello Devinish

    I was experimenting with the plugin, and I have a question with regards to XP. Is it possible to make the sign not unlimited for selling XP? For example, lets say I want to sell 8,250 XP total, because that's all I have and I'm not an admin who should spawn in unlimited XP. Is there a way to limit how much I put in the sign? If not, is there a way you can make that happen in the config?

    Last edited Sep 16, 2014 by Iticip
  • Avatar of Devinish Devinish Sep 13, 2014 at 19:06 UTC - 0 likes

    @kukelekuuk00: Go

    You can fill up the chest that your sign puts items into. So if you only wanted to buy 3 stacks of cobblestone, just fill the other slots of the chest with dirt or something, and leave 3 open. Then when the chest fills up, the sign will turn red and say you are overstocked.

  • Avatar of kukelekuuk00 kukelekuuk00 Sep 13, 2014 at 17:03 UTC - 0 likes

    Is it possible to create a limit to the amount of things people can sell to you? As in.. limit the amount of money the sign is to receive. This could prevent bankruptcy and allows for more finetuned shop creation.

    Basically, have the money handled by the sign itself. (like with Essentials' tradesigns.)

  • Avatar of Devinish Devinish Sep 11, 2014 at 17:00 UTC - 0 likes

    @OnSceneReporter: Go

    Unfortunately Vault does not support multiple economies, so neither does SignShop.


Date created
Feb 09, 2012
Last update
Aug 18, 2014
Development stage
  • enUS
  • frFR
  • ptBR
  • ruRU
MIT License
Curse link
Recent files