Running A Successful Shop in 5 Essential StepsHey guys. I poked around on the forums but didn't see any guides like this, So I'm gonna make one, since people keep asking me for advice on running shops. These five steps below are the absolute essentials, and even if you do everything else wrong, these steps should keep your shop running superbly. And yes, I know, it's not an in depth guide. It's only supposed to cover the most important parts. So here we go: Advertise, But Don't Spam By advertise, I don't mean go "EVERYTHING YOU NEED AT 2401" every ten seconds. I mean, if someone asks, for example: "Does anyone sell Nether Brick?" and you know you have it? You respond with "Nether Brick at 2401, second floor." Telling them the almost-exact location is enormously helpful as well and will encourage them to actually do it.Stay In StockMost people seem to think that people want cheap prices. Some people DO want cheap prices. But most people just want to find a shop that doesn't say "Out of Stock" everytime they hit the sign. Keep everything in stock in decent sized quantites and people will keep coming back. I speak from experience on this. Sell In Reasonable QuantitiesI am all the time seeing new players with shops that sell things like cobble one block at a time. When people buy building materials, they are usually going to buy at least 16, most likely half a stack or a stack. Likewise, your everyday customer is not going to buy 64 doors, they probably only want a couple. People will go somewhere else rather than hit that sign 64 times for a stack of logs. Your Store Should Not Double As A Maze! Rather than stairs, I suggest using teleports. It's simpler that way, even if the rare complainer doesn't like it. But there's no point in using teleports if you're going to try to split your items in as many ways as possible. I've seen several shops with a teleport for ores and a teleport for redstone, or a teleport for misc items and then a teleport for crafted items. Just put those kind of things together, it confuses people otherwise. It's logical to have a few things in different departments so people aren't wandering an enormous room, but don't go overboard. Careful With Your Prices! Don't sell things too cheap or buy things too expensively. Your buying price should always be lower than your selling price. Also, the cheaper your items, the more likely someone is going to buy you out and sell it all for a higher price somewhere else. If you want to avoid that, stay within the average price range. People who sell for cheap and tell people not to resell are pretty much asking for it. Your prices, your responsibility.