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As I said before somewhere in this forum, I was never able to link my PayPal account to Linden Labs, so I still can't open a store - I'm producing tattoos for friends and I would like to make it "professional".

Someone told me to try Caspervend system, so can anyone experienced explain the basics on how it works? Do I still need to link my PayPal to Linden Labs? Can I use Caspervend to sell my creation not owning land/store? If yes, I suppose they have a tax, right? I know I can simple browse their extensive FAQs and a wiki, but I would like to see opinions of users. Thank you.

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Caspervend is a system for selling things INWORLD and not the Marketplace. The Marketplace is run by Linden Lab.  

 

 You do not need any vendor system in order to sell things inworld. I am eleven years old an have never used a vendor system.  So really no need to spend the money (or give them a cut) when you are just starting out.   You can rent a small shop and put your tattoos out for sale with a traditional one prim sign with the product on it.   If you  have some good products you could likely get into some of the events (not the top ones most likely unless you are exceptionally good *wink* , but there are PLENTY of venue to apply to  :D. 

There is nothing wrong with vendor systems (I personally don't like them but they are very popular) but you don't NEED one -- especially when you are starting out and likely not making much or any money. 

It would be very good to try and get some payment info on your file so that you could have a Marketplace store. You can also use a credit card. With Paypal it needs to be a VERIFIED account -- that might be your problem. Look at Paypal about how to get your account verified if it is not.

 

Good luck.   

 

 

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14 hours ago, Ewadir said:

As I said before somewhere in this forum, I was never able to link my PayPal account to Linden Labs, so I still can't open a store - I'm producing tattoos for friends and I would like to make it "professional".

Someone told me to try Caspervend system, so can anyone experienced explain the basics on how it works? Do I still need to link my PayPal to Linden Labs? Can I use Caspervend to sell my creation not owning land/store? If yes, I suppose they have a tax, right? I know I can simple browse their extensive FAQs and a wiki, but I would like to see opinions of users. Thank you.

Don't bother with ANY vendor system until you've outgrown the built-in SL system for trading and selling stuff. First and foremost: set up a Market Place store... The first step is what Chic says here:

13 hours ago, Chic Aeon said:

It would be very good to try and get some payment info on your file so that you could have a Marketplace store. You can also use a credit card. With Paypal it needs to be a VERIFIED account -- that might be your problem. Look at Paypal about how to get your account verified if it is not.

Also important, if you want to make quick and consistent sales, create a demo version that people can try. As for an in-world store: there is ZERO need for this whatsoever. Most people I know don;t bother "window-shopping) at in-world stores, it's just faster, easier, and more convenient to shop on Market Place. However, if you do want to create an in-world shop then buy to rent a location. I recommend you *BUY* a mainland parcel because this requires being a Premium account (which tells others you are not some fly-by-night creator) and also your shop will likely stick around for a while.

Then put each product into a box or whatever packaging you want - but use prims, not mesh. And keep "vendor pictures" small, like 512x512 resolution - not need to go higher, you want fast-rezzing. In the EDIT window, give the box a very descriptive name, usually starting with your brand name. Then turn on the "For Sale" tick box, set a price, tell it to sell CONTENTS (which will create an inventory folder the same name as the box with the contents of the box placed into it). Also set change the "click action" from the default "Touch" to "Buy" (or Sell or whatever, I forget what it's called right now). Then choose SELECT FACE, click the front of your box and change the texture to the "advertisement" picture you've created.

Ta-dah! All done without spending a single Linden Dollar (virtual land notwithstanding). And with a Premium account you can own up to 1024 square meters of virtual and and never have to pay land-use fees or rent (the first two tiers are waved for premiums) and no one can ever kick you out if you own it.

Good luck and do it. You may even make enough money to help support your SL. :)

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Wow, thank you very much for all good information, bookmarked for future reference.

19 hours ago, Chic Aeon said:

It would be very good to try and get some payment info on your file so that you could have a Marketplace store. You can also use a credit card. With Paypal it needs to be a VERIFIED account -- that might be your problem. Look at Paypal about how to get your account verified if it is not.

This is the root of the problem. I tried to link my verified PayPal account to LL (verified and used for operations both in my currency and US dollar) so I could finally have Payment Info and open a store, but it never worked for me. PayPal asks for credit card information. First, I don't have and I don't want a credit card. Second, many people in this forum told me they were able to link their PP accounts, even without cc info. I suppose it's an issue about my bank (I live in Brazil).

So, unless I ask for a credit card just for that, I won't have Payment Info so soon, maybe never.

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