ChestShop 3.9.2

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

  1. Phoenix616
    Tested Minecraft Versions:
    • 1.9
    • 1.10
    • 1.11
    • 1.12
    Source Code:
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    If you are upgrading from a previous version of ChestShop please make sure to always read the warnings in the changelog!

    Use the latest development builds for 1.13+ compatibility!

    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!
    (Versions above 3.9.2 also support economy plugins using the Reserve API)
    Some known compatible and incompatible economy plugins.

    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 shops with a specific item type<itemid> - create buy shops for a type<itemid> - create sell shops for a type - 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:
    This resource sends metrics data to McStats and bStats. You can opt-out of metrics for all plugins on your server by changing the settings in the PluginMetrics/config.yml and the bStats/config.yml file if you don't want any data to be send.

    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 Updates

  1. ChestShop v3.9.2
  2. ChestShop v3.9.1

Recent Reviews

  1. TheRawrGuy
    Version: 3.9.2
    Does the plugin works with PlotSquared?
    Because when my users make the shop they can't buy o sell anything ..

    1. Phoenix616
      Author's Response
      If PlotSquared blocks interactions with signs then you might have to allow that in plots where you want shops to work. I personally have never used PS so I can't really say that.
    Version: 3.9.2
    This plugin is awesome for my personal server with my friends.
    I have a problem with /item info
    Spigot 1.12.2
    MC: 1.12.2
  3. CookieTaz
    Version: 3.9.2
    It's an amazing plugin but I have a problem : I can't do /iteminfo with custom heads and I can't sell custom heads
    1. Phoenix616
      Author's Response
      Make sure that you are using the correct plugin version for your server version. E.g. the 1.12 version wont work with the 1.13 server and vice-versa.
  4. NaumsJr
    Version: 3.9.2
    Great plugin works like a charm. Author responded really quickly to my question
  5. liljayyyy
    Version: 3.9.2
    Nice plugin!

    Latest build working as intended in 1.13.2

    Can we please get a no sell option instead of free in case of misclick?, so that you can only buy.

    1. Phoenix616
      Author's Response
      Simply don't put a sell or buy price on the sign if you want the shop to only buy or sell items.
  6. Chaaiyong
    Version: 3.9.2
    plugin no support Lockette 1.8.33
    plugin no support Lockette 1.8.33
    plugin no support Lockette 1.8.33
    1. Phoenix616
      Author's Response
      What would support for that look like? Ideally you could open an issue on github ( to describe that.
      Theoretically it should already not allow access or protection of shop chests but that might not work with every plugin.
  7. adriou
    Version: 3.9.2
    Does he work on chalŮ…enging1.13.2 yes or no?
    Does he work on chalŮ…enging1.13.2 yes or no?
    1. Phoenix616
      Author's Response
      The latest development builds work on 1.13.2.
  8. Cenastor
    Version: 3.9.2
    ive used the chestshops plugin alot in the past but now when i try all i get is a error.
    WARN SLF4J: Failed to load class "org.slf4j.impl.StaticLoggerBinder".
    01.11 17:37:47 [Server] WARN SLF4J: Defaulting to no-operation (NOP) logger implementation
    01.11 17:37:47 [Server] WARN SLF4J: See for further details.
    Glad to see it still going tho
    1. Phoenix616
      Author's Response
      This is not an error but a warning that you should be able to ignore.
  9. fabricio9898
    Version: 3.9.2
    has bug in 1.13.1 you do not receive the messages when you buy and when you sell fix please
    1. Phoenix616
      Author's Response
      Please provide your config and your log in the discussion thread.
  10. Toshiro202
    Version: 3.9.2
    I really love this plugin! It's very easy to use, and players understand it without much explanation ^^
    But there is one thing I wonder about:
    Is it somehow possible to show the Item above the Chest? I've seen it on certain small servers and would like to have that as well ^^
    1. Phoenix616
      Author's Response
      The icon is possible with external plugins. One of them which added that features is linked in the description (ChestIcon) but according to some users that is broken on newer versions and I personally don't know of any that currently add that feature.
      If you find a working one let me know so I can add it to the description! :)