Chest Shop
Information about Cultivate's Custom Chest Shop System. Originally written by Kirial. Cleaned up by Nolan.
Chest Shops allow players to buy and sell items directly to one another in any location. Chest Shops have no pay limits or taxes. Chest Shops are also unlikely to be used in a scam attempt. Chest Shops are also convenient. They can be used when the owner of the Chest Shop is offline, and they can be made by anyone!
If you have prestiged in Survival, you will have to unlock access to Chest Shops via the rankup system in order to use them.

How to Create a Chest Shop

In order to create a chest shop you will need:
  • 1 Chest
  • 1 Sign
  • At least one item of the type you wish to buy or sell
  1. 1.
    Place the chest and then Shift+Right-Click the sign onto the chest. There are four lines for text on the sign which should be filled out as follows:
Chest Shop Tutorial Sign. Explanation below.
Line 1 - This line is allocated for a specific user ID. It will auto-fill, leave this line BLANK. Line 2 - This line is allocated for the quantity of items that will be bought/sold each time the shop is used. This can exceed an item's stack size, but cannot exceed the size of a player's inventory, or the available inventory space of a chest. Type a number on this line.
HINT: You could sell 100 Cobblestone in a Chest Shop, but NOT 100 Cakes.
Line 3 - Enter B (for buy-shops) or S (for sell-shops) followed by a single space, then the amount of money that will be exchanged each time the sign is clicked. Example: S 100, or B 1000.
HINT: When creating Chest Shops, remember that the sign is read from the, customer's perspective. Will they be (B) buying items from you, or (S) selling items to you?
Line 4 - Leave this line blank. The plugin will automatically read the items inside the chest and display the name (or as much of the name as will fit) in this line. If there are no items in the chest, this line will say EMPTY
2. Once you have filled in the info needed on lines 2 and 3 of the sign click the Done button. If you have filled everything out correctly you will receive a message in chat which says β€˜β€™β€™Shop’’’ You have created a chest shop! You can now place an item into the chest to set the item type. Items names which exceed the sign’s character limit may appear cut off on the final shop. β€˜β€™Even if you intend for customers to sell an item to you, you will still need at least one of the desired item in the chest at all times in order for them to do so.’’

Using Chest Shops

To use a Chest Shop, players need to either left or right click the sign attached to the chest. You do NOT need to be holding an item in your hand to sell it.
HINT: It is much safer to use Chest Shops with an empty hand.
Chest Shop Preview Visual. You can see the Owner of the Chest Shop and the item.
You are able to see more information about what is being sold and by who, by right clicking the Chest portion of the Chest Shop. An example of this is shown above. You can see in the GUI that the Shop's owner is Divine_Shadow and they are selling a Super Utility Omni Tool. This feature is useful for when you need to know who owns a Chest Shop, and more information about the item (since this information cannot fit on a sign).


Examples of various Chest Shops.
  • Left: At this Chest Shop, you could buy 8 Dirt for $400.
  • Middle: At this Chest Shop, you could sell 32 Dirt for $1600.
  • Right: This Chest Shop is empty. However, you would be able to buy 64 of an item for $3,200.


Chest Shops are powerful, because they can be used to sell items for much higher prices than Auction House, and have higher limits than the /pay command. However, Cultivate still has rules regarding Chest Shop usage. This is mostly explained in Rule 12. Further limitations:
  • The maximum amount that can be set for a Chest Shop, is $20 Million. An item CANNOT be sold for more than this amount as well. Trades are not exempt to this rule.
  • Paying disproportionate amounts of money for ANY item using Chest Shops will result in balance and rank reset for all parties involved. Items cannot be priced over Server Shop, and paying a premium for crafted items is not allowed.
  • For items which do not stack (such as Cake) chest shops cannot buy/sell more than 27 for a single chest, or 54 for a double-chest.
  • For items which stack in 16 (such as Eggs or Signs) chest shops can buy/sell up to 432 for a single chest, or 864 for a double-chest.
  • For items which stack in 64 (such as Cobblestone) chest shops can buy/sell up to 1,728 for a single chest, or 3,456 for a double-chest.