Second Life Marketplace
Second Life marketplace
is more than just a virtual shopping mall. Some people think it’s really where the ‘game’ of Second Life (SL) is played. In other virtual worlds, the object of the ‘game’ is to acquire points and advance upward through increasingly difficult levels. But Second Life is about creating a collaborative virtual world, which requires building materials and objects to build with. SL Marketplace is the place to buy and sell them.
Tips for using the SL marketplace
A good place to get information about buying and selling on the SL Marketplace is the
Second Life Wiki/Knowledge Base.
If you search for “Marketplace” you will find links to tutorials about how to shop, how to search, troubleshooting and news. The RSS feeds are good to subscribe to if you are looking for a particular item to be created or to go on sale. The links for sellers will help you list and manage your virtual inventory and your store. There are also links to real estate listing sections, currency exchange and classified advertisements. It's also a good place to get input from other residents or to add an article about your own experiences.
Selling on SL Marketplace
If you want to sell virtual products in the Second Life marketplace, first read the
‘Marketplace Sellers FAQ’ page.
There is a long list of useful questions that will help you set up listings for your products, promote them, add pictures and deliver your virtual goods. If you want to sell Adult items, there are a set of special rules you must follow so that they are not accessible by ‘casual browsers’. Categorizing your items as ‘Adult’ simply means that the general public cannot accidentally stumble upon your items – they have to actively answer a couple of disclaimers first.
Buying on SL Marketplace
The most important thing that residents need to know in order to shop in the Second Life marketplace is how to add money to their Second Life account. Although there are plenty of objects that cost nothing, once you become involved in Second Life you will want to start furnishing your apartment, buying costumes and accessories to wear, and buying scripts to make your fireplace crackle with realistic looking flames. So the
´Shopping in the Marketplace´ page
is dedicated to helping you to start shopping, receiving purchases and getting support. By watching the videos, within 10 minutes you will be ready to shop for anything you need.
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