ChestShop 3.9.0

A simple, yet very powerful system for making physical shops using signs and chests.

  1. Phoenix616
    If you are upgrading from a previous version of ChestShop please make sure to read the warnings in the changelog!

    ChestShop is a simple, yet very powerful system for making physical shops using signs and chests that was originally created by Acrobot and is now being continued.

    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 websites ( and in order to provide the developers with usage information. If you wish to opt out, you can do so in the PluginMetrics/config.yml and bstats/config.yml files. 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 Player Shop
    1. Place a chest on the ground
    2. Place a sign 1 block away from the chest (for example, above it)
    3. On the sign, write:
    • The first line will be automatically filled with your name by the plugin (if you have the permission ChestShop.admin then you can create shops with the names of other players)
    • Second line is the amount of items to buy or sell
    • Third 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"
    • The forth line will hold the id/name of the item. Write ? on the sign and the item will be autofilled with the one from the chest or you can click on the sign with the item afterwards.
      Optionally you can put the actual name of the item on the forth line. You can find out the name of the item that you're holding by running /iteminfo

      Example shop:

      A person can buy 64 diamonds for 10 dollars and sell them back for 5 dollars from Phoenix616
    Creating an Admin Shop with unlimited items
    Firstly, you've got to be sure that you've the ChestShop.admin permission or that you are an OP. To make an Admin Shop, simply put "Admin Shop" (configurable in config.yml) on the first line of the sign when creating the shop. Admin Shops do not require a chest!​

    Here is a list of player-made translations: Translation list

    • /iteminfo - Get information about the item in your hand
    • /iteminfo <id/name> - Get information about the item with the given id or name
    • /csgive <itemcode> [<amount>] [<player>] - Give item with a unique ChestShop code to a player
    • /cstoggle - Toggle buy and sell notificiation messages
    • /chestshop version - Display the ChestShop version
    • /chestshop reload - Reload the ChestShop config and translation messages. (This might not reload some features)

    Permission nodes* - shop creation and buying/selling - it contains:* - create all types of shops<itemid> - create all types of shops - buy any item from shops<itemid> - buy only specific items from shops - sell any item to shops<itemid> - sell only specific item to shops​
    ChestShop.mod - open any shop chest, destroy stores
    ChestShop.admin - open any shop chest, destroy stores, create (admin) shops
    A full list of permission nodes
    Besides defining which shops a player can create via permission you can also configure almost any aspect about the plugin in the automatically generated yml files. The more general settings are in the config.yml (with explaining comments), setting minimum/maximum prices is done via the priceLimits.yml and setting up admin shop discounts is done via the discounts.yml.​

    Useful tips by players

    ChestShop directly hooks into the following plugins to provide additional functionality:
    More info
    Even more information can be found in the old plugin thread on the forums.

    Got an error or suggestion?
    Simply submit a ticket here!

    If you have a Github account and have coding knowledge you can also directly open an issue on Github.

    If you just need general help feel free to ask in the comments or join the #chestshop channel on Spigot's IRC network (, webchat)

    Has ChestShop helped you or your server?
    If you want to thank the team in a more materialistic way, feel free to donate or buy Phoenix616 a beer! :)


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Recent Reviews

  1. Ezhax
    Version: 3.9.0
    ok so i install it on my server and looks like the sign is creating itself but i cant buy/sell anything its the ip

    so.. i installed the plugin all good no errors or anything
    i set up the permission -*
    i create a sign saying

    B 10:5 S

    In chat its saying : [Shop] Shop successfully created! and on the sign apears :

    B 10:5 S

    Now i try to buy something but its not working! im in gm 0 click right nothing left click nothing again i got no errors and nothing

    The essentials shop sign its acctivated any sugestions?
    1. Phoenix616
      Author's Response
      Please provide your server log, plugin config and other plugins used in the discussion thread or in a ticket.
  2. leopizzo
    Version: 3.9.0
    Resolved the bug I saw, nice developer and nice plugin . Keep the good job you are doing!
  3. MTXES
    Version: 3.9.0
    PLUGIN SO NOSTALGIC. Thank you! #4ToDownlodIt haha, i was looking for it just this week"
  4. NicholasTheCoder
    Version: 3.9.0
    Woo, first download on the spigot resource! That felt good. Also, I love the plugin, been a fan since week 1. Keep up the reat work.