Kitely Market is a virtual goods marketplace that will create a unified market out of the separate grids that make up the Hypergrid metaverse. This will enable content creators to make serious money, while setting up only one store. We’re currently offering incentives to merchants who set up their stores before Kitely Market opens.
With the launch of the Kitely Market so close, we wanted to remind content creators about our Featured Merchants program. If you earn Featured Merchant status then your store’s logo will be prominently displayed in the Kitely Market home page for a full year. Here’s what this will look like:
In addition, the Kitely Welcome Center world (which is currently under construction) will include a billboard ad for your store, and a gateway to your Kitely-based in-world shop (if you set one up).
Featured Merchant status can really help your sales, and the number of available slots is limited so you should act now to get it! In order to be considered for Featured Merchant status you’ll need to:
- Create a Kitely Market store with a description of your store’s brand, a banner image, and a thumbnail image of your store’s logo.
- Add at least 100 high quality product listings that adhere to our guidelines. Close variations of the same item (e.g. the same shoes in different colors) will only be counted once. Items that are mostly made up of third-party content will not be counted.
- Send us an email and request that we review your store for consideration for Featured Merchant status.
Normally there’s a fee of 100 KC to add a product to the Kitely Market, and 25 KC to add a variation (Update October 5, 2013: Kitely Market listing fees have been eliminated). However, we are offering a limited-time promotion to encourage merchants to add products now, so that they’ll be ready once the Kitely Market opens for buyers. This means that it would be a good idea to get started on creating products now, before our normal rates kick in.
For a limited time, this promotion includes the following benefits:
- Add 20 products to your store for FREE (no listing fees).
- If your first 20 product listings adhere to our guidelines then you may request to be allowed to add an unlimited number of products to your store for free. The link that will allow you to send us this request will appears once you’ve added 20 products to your store. This benefit is unrelated to the Featured Merchants program: anyone can request it.
The free listings promotion will expire once the market is open to buyers. However, Featured Merchant benefits will last for an entire year after the market opens for business.
See the Kitely Market Fees page for a complete list of our fees, our payouts, and additional details about this promotion.
Please note that there are no fees for uploading content in Kitely: only for listing products in the Kitely Market. Furthermore, if you don’t have a world of your own where you can import or create your products then you can use the free Kitely Merchants Sandbox.