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How to setup a shop

       So, you want to set up a shop? Setting up a shop for the first time is an exciting part of multiplayer servers. For player item protection in the shopping district, we use a plugin to control the whole process. This short guide will give you a step-by-step process on how to open a shop of your own.

        Each "Shop" uses a "Shop keeper" as a middleman for the item trading/receiving. There are 4 shop types, Selling, Buying, Trading, and Book Shops. Each are for a specific different purpose, so get to know their differences to know what is right for you.

  • A selling shop is used for basic transactions, you offer an item and set the number of diamonds you would like for it in return. (For example, you offer 64 Oak Logs for 2 Diamonds)
  • A buying shop is the opposite of selling, you pick an item you would like to buy and offer however many diamonds for that item. (For example, you offer 1 diamond for 64 porkchops)
  • A Trading shop is exactly as it sounds like, you pick an item to trade and an item you would give for it. (For example, trading 64 Oak Logs for 16 Mangrove Logs).
  • A Book Shop is once again, exactly as it sounds like. It's for selling written and blank books. This method isn't used very often, however.

     There are videos below that help explain the set-up step by step with visual assistance, however there is a written version below on the general process of how to do it.

Initial Set-up: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  1. The first step in the shop set up process is to purchase a shop keeper. To do that go to the nether hub and look in the Southwest corner of the portal and find the villager selling them. They are 1 shop keeper for 3 diamonds or 2 villagers for 6 diamonds.
  2. Once you have purchased your shop keepers, you'll need to link them to a chest. To do that right click a chest. This chest will be the "backstock" of your store. Its where your items you are selling, buying, and trading go, as well as any profit or items you make back.
  3. To set what type of shop you want just right click in the open air and cycle through them till you get to your desired function. To change your shop keeper type shift right click in the open air and cycle through them to choose. There is a villager, snowman, witch, evoker, vindicator, illusioner, and a sign.
  4. Right click your shop keeper on a solid open block. Shift + Right click to open their GUI and customize their appearance and change your prices.

Past this the process may vary depending on your shop type. shopkeepertupes.png
Selling Shop: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

(Continuing from the previous steps in the initial set up)

         6. Place the items you want to sell in the shop keepers' chest. This chest will hold the stock, as well as any payments you will receive.

         7. After placing your villager, open their GUI with shift + right click and adjust the quantity on the items you are selling. They start out as 1, so if you are planning on selling a full stack of something for instance shift click that item until it his 64. The 2nd and 3rd row of the GUI are for the payment, the second row being for diamond blocks, and the third row for diamonds. Adjust the rows accordingly to the price you want to sell your items at. You can adjust the amount with right click or go up in intervals of 10 with shift + right click. (Please keep in mind there is a minimum price on certain things. You can view that here.)

Buying Shop: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


(Continuing from the previous steps in the initial set up)

         6. Place diamonds in the shop keepers' chest. In order to set him up to buy you need 1 of each item you wish to buy.

         7. After placing your villager, open their GUI with shift + right click. The top row is what you will pay for the item you wish to buy; you can adjust the diamond amount with right click or go up in intervals of 10 with shift + right click. 2 rows down (3rd row) drag 1 copy of what you want to buy. Adjust its amount like you did previously. You can ask for up to 2 stacks of things (so using the 2nd and 3rd row.

Trading Shop: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

(Continuing from the previous steps in the initial set up)

         6. Place diamonds in the shop keepers' chest. In order to set him up to buy you need 1 of each item you wish to buy.

         7. After placing your villager, open their GUI with shift + right click. The top row is the item you wish to trade; you can adjust the amount with right click or go up in intervals of 10 with shift + right click. 2 rows down (3rd row) drag 1 copy of what you want to trade for. Adjust its amount like you did previously. You can ask for up to 2 stacks of things (so using the 2nd and 3rd row.