Set up custom villager shopkeepers that sell exactly what you want them to sell and for what price. You can set up admin shops, which have infinite supply, and you can also set up player shops, which pull supply from a chest.

It will also prevent any other trades with non-shopkeeper villagers, if you want it to.

Basic Features

  • Easily create villager shopkeepers, trading the items you want them to trade.
  • Admins shops with infinite supplies.
  • Player shops which pull supplies from a chest.
  • Different types of player shops: sellingbuyingtrading, and selling books.
  • Various supported mob types to represent your shopkeeper, sign shops, and citizen (npc) shops.
  • Many configuration options.
  • Translatable messages.
  • Open source (Source code on GitHub)

Supported server versions

Shopkeepers supports the latest versions of Bukkit / Spigot.
Note that this plugin is created to work with CraftBukkit (or alternatively Spigot). Bukkit does not have an API for some of the things necessary to make this plugin work. This means that other server software (Tekkit, Forge, Cauldron, etc.) will not work with this plugin.
Other CraftBukkit or Spigot derivatives/forks might work, but are not officially supported. So if you run into issues while using those, try to reproduce your issue on a fresh and up-to-date Spigot server first.

Getting started

All documentation can be found in the wiki:


Admin shops:

Configuring the trades via in-game inventory menu:


Resulting trading menu:


Player shops (ex. selling items):

Filling chest with supplies:


Configuring the trades via in-game inventory menu:


Resulting trading menu:


Video Tutorials

Quick tutorial by LtJim007:

Slightly longer tutorial by MisterBuilder:

I am looking for someone to make a video tutorial and plugin introduction (in english) that is up-to-date with the latest changes (v2.6.0+) and briefly shows the setup for the different types of shopkeepers (admin and player shop types). If you have created such video tutorial(s), consider letting me know!


This plugin uses bStats to collect anonymous statistics, which helps determining how many servers are using the plugin, which minecraft versions it is used with the most, and to which degree the different features are used.

Here is a list of all currently tracked information:

  • Common information: The number of servers using the plugin, the number of players on these servers, online mode, minecraft version, plugin version, core count, system arch, operating system, server country, java version.
  • Shopkeepers specific information: Usage of various related plugins (Citizens, Towny, WorldGuard, Gringotts, other Vault economy plugins), number of shops, whether player shops are used, whether certain features are enabled in the config (ex. world-guard/towny compatibility, citizens shops, instant saving, colored names, chest protection, removal of inactive shops, tax rate, strict item comparison, purchase logging, disabling of other villagers, ..), the number of worlds containing shops.
  • All information can be publicly viewed here:

You can disable bStats for all plugins on your server by editing the file plugins/bStats/config yml, or alternatively disable it only for Shopkeepers by setting ‘enable-metrics‘ to ‘false‘ inside Shopkeepers’ config.

Known potential issues

list of known potential issues of the latest version of Shopkeepers can be found in the wiki: This documents differences between Minecraft/Spigot versions, and existing Minecraft/Spigot issues related to Shopkeepers.

If you run into an issue, check if this list already contains and maybe offers information on how to handle it.

Having issues or further questions

Submitting a ticket is the best way to get help or report a problem with the plugin.

Before submitting a ticket:

Before reporting an issue:

  • Try to reproduce your issue when using:
    • The latest versions of Spigot and Shopkeepers.
    • No other plugins.
    • No kinds of other server or client mods.

When reporting an issue:

  • Provide the versions you are using of Minecraft, Spigot and Shopkeepers.
  • Provide a detailed description of your problem and add as much information as possible which could help reproducing the issue.
  • If possible, include step-by-step instructions on how to reproduce the issue on a fresh Spigot server.



If you like this plugin, consider supporting its developers by making a donation:

  • To blablubbabc (current maintainer: Dec 2013 – today)
  • To nisovin (former author: Aug 2012 – Dec 2013)

A big “thank you” to everybody who is keeping the motivation up through donations! TRS Game Servers
Minewind  mercurialmusic timitimitimi


Want to help? Looking for a documenter!

The less I have to do myself, the more time I have to write plugins. Therefore I am looking for someone who would be willing to get involved in the project. That could for example mean: Keeping the documentation (the wiki) up-to-date with plugin updates, improving the existing documentation, or help managing issues and answering to questions of users.

If you are a programmer with experience in writing bukkit plugins, or have ideas on how you can contribute to the project beyond that, let me know as well!
If you are interested, feel free to contact me via PM.

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