Vendor systems comparison

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Vending systems in Second Life are used to sell items to customers. They range from the most basic level systems which only allow a "pay" option on a box, to large advanced and networked systems with many functions and capabilities. Each one has different benefits and drawbacks; each merchant will need to decide which one is best for them based on their needs.

This page will compare the currently available (as of the last update) versions of some of the larger vending systems with their major features. All vending systems are sorted in alphabetical order, left to right.


Comparison table

Basic Operation Alika BSM CasperVend² E2V MD Vendor System MoVe! / MoSystems
1-Prim Vendors Yes Yes Yes Script provided; make your own vendor object Script provided; make your own vendor object Yes
1-Script Vendors Use 1 script for minimal feature set Yes Yes Yes 1 script for standard features, additional features through extra plugin scripts Yes
Config via notecard
(notecard settings for product vending)
Yes Yes No Yes No Yes
Config via website
(website settings for product vending)
Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Free system upgrades Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multipanel Vendors Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Networked delivery Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Demos & notecards
(Give demos, give information notecards)
Demos: No
Notecards: Yes
Yes Yes Demos: Unknown
Notecards: Yes
Demos: Yes
(extra script)
Notecards: No
Yes
Product server holds unlimited products?
(Subject to SL grid limitations)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Extra Vendor Types Alika BSM CasperVend² E2V MD Vendor System MoVe! / MoSystems
Event-friendly version
Works even at very highly populated events such as Uber, Colabor88, Linden shopping events, etc.
Unknown In development Included Unknown Unknown Unknown
Gacha Vendor
Sell a random item out of a set
No In development Yes, in FatPack
-OR-
separate purchase:
"Gacha! Expansion Pack"
No Yes No
Holo/Rezzing vendor No In development Yes, in FatPack
-OR-
separate purchase:
"HoloVend Expansion"
No No No
Lucky Chair No In development Yes, in FatPack
-OR-
separate purchase:
"Lucky Chair Expansion"
No No No
Midnight Prizes No In development Yes, in FatPack
-OR-
separate purchase:
"Midnight Madness Expansion"
No No No
Multi-product vendors
Sell multiple products in one vendor
Included
Multi-panel vendors
Included
Multi-panel vendors
Included
Multi-panel vendors
No Included
Uses menu
Included
Multi-panel vendors
Texture Vendor
Specifically to sell both single textures and packs
Unknown No Yes, in FatPack
-OR-
separate purchase:
"TextureVend Expansion Pack"
No No Unknown
Customization Alika BSM CasperVend² E2V MD Vendor System MoVe! / MoSystems
Customizeable Vendors Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vendor API No No read only
(no commands)
No No Unknown
Advanced Features Alika BSM CasperVend² E2V MD Vendor System MoVe! / MoSystems
Dynamic price display No No Vendor API supports
price display add-ons
No Yes Yes
Group products in categories Yes Yes Yes Only for pricing Item & fatpack, only for pricing Yes
Scriptless integration with other systems
No SL Marketplace ANS
Smartbots, Corrade Bot, Thoys Bot, ApexBots, SL Marketplace ANS No SL Marketplace ANS
No
Multi-language support No In development User guides in
English and German
No No Vendor messages in customer's language
Newsletter/subscriber No Yes In development Separate purchase
"Messenger"
Planned for future available upon request
Profit sharing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Redelivery options Vendor only Terminal & vendor Terminal & vendor Terminal only Yes, in Full Pack
-OR-
Separate purchase:
"MD Redelivery Terminal Script"
Available upon request
redelivery voucher system
Sell no-copy items
Breedables or gacha items
No Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Send product updates Separate purchase:
"Update System"
Yes Yes Separate purchase:
"Messenger"
In full pack
-OR-
separate purchase:
"MD Redelivery Terminal Script"
Yes
User blacklist No Yes Yes No Yes No
Built-in video playback No No Yes No No No
Wishlist No No Yes Separate purchase No No
Affiliate/Franchise Info Alika BSM CasperVend² E2V MD Vendor System MoVe! / MoSystems
Affiliate / Franchise Capable No Yes Yes No No available on request
Affiliate / Franchise commission fees 2% commission 2% commission 2% commission Not applicable Not applicable Unknown
Gifting Options Alika BSM CasperVend² E2V MD Vendor System MoVe! / MoSystems
Supports "Buy as a gift" Set additional script to "running" in vendor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gift cards available No Yes Yes, in Fat Pack
-OR-
separate purchase:
"Gift Card Plugin"
Yes In full pack
-OR-
Separate purchase:
"MD Store Credit & Gift Card Plugin"
Separate purchase
"Gift Voucher"
Gift wrapping available No Yes Yes No No No
Online check before sending No No For all "gift" purchases No No No
Group & Loyalty Rewards Alika BSM CasperVend² E2V MD Vendor System MoVe! / MoSystems
Group discounts No Yes Yes No In full pack
-OR-
separate purchase
"MD Store Credit & Gift Card Plugin"
Yes
Loyalty Program available No Yes Yes Yes In full pack
-OR-
separate purchase
"MD Store Credit & Gift Card Plugin"
in development
# of loyalty levels Not applicable 3 levels Unlimited levels Group & non-group Group & non-group No
Loyalty credit option No Yes Yes Yes In full pack
-OR-
separate purchase
"MD Store Credit & Gift Card Plugin"
No
Loyalty Cash back option No No Yes No Yes No
Statistics & Security Alika BSM CasperVend² E2V MD Vendor System MoVe! / MoSystems
Inworld sales tracking Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Configurable options via
IM/Email & ANS
Sale statistics via web Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Use SL transaction history
-and/or-
Send sales data via ANS to your ANS server
Statistical graphs via web No Yes Yes No Yes No
SL Marketplace tracking XStreetSL ANS Yes Yes Separate Purchase
"Marketplace Connection"
Yes No
Vendors use llTransferLindenDollars
(Ensures money is paid before giving product)
No Yes Yes No Yes "not all transactions, yet"
Privacy Notes Stores complete sales data of merchant and customers, even sales data from other systems, like Marketplace, if configured so by the merchant Stores complete sales data of merchant and customers, even sales data from other systems, like Marketplace, if configured so by the merchant Stores complete sales data of merchant and customers, even sales data from other systems, like Marketplace, if configured so by the merchant Stores complete sales data of merchant and customers, even sales data from other systems, like Marketplace, if configured so by the merchant Stores complete sales data of merchant and customers, even sales data from other systems, like Marketplace, if configured so by the merchant All sales transaction data stays in world and only in the private network of the merchant; no sales data is transmitted to the vendor provider
System Costs Alika BSM CasperVend² E2V MD Vendor System MoVe! / MoSystems
Free/Commission version available Yes No demo version Yes No demo version Demo version
works fully for 30 days
Yes
Free/Commission version Cost L$1 purchase Not applicable L$0 free Not applicable L$0 free L$0 free
commission rates to system creator Free: 5% Commission Not applicable Free: 5% Commission Free: 5% commission
L$2 minimum per sale
Not applicable Free: 2.5% Commission
Paid: 0.5%, max L$500/4 weeks
System purchase
(non-demo versions)
Full:
L$3,500
Full:
L$2,999
Premium:
L$ 1,995
Fat Pack:
L$2,995
Full:
L$6,499
Basic:
L$ 1,999
Full Pack:
L$3,599
Professional: L$ 1,000
Plus commission: 0.5% per sale
Max L$500 commission per 4 weeks
Charity concessions Unknown Charities must contact
Redix for details
100% Free and commission free to registered charities Unknown Unknown Unknown
Company Info Alika BSM CasperVend² E2V MD Vendor System MoVe! / MoSystems
Website alikasystems.com bejamble.net CasperTech E2V MD Labs mosystems-move.blogspot.de
Inworld SLURL Not available inworld VirtualWorx
Vendor at landing point
CasperTech Closing May 31st per
DavidThomas Scorbal.
MD Labs Mainstore Not available inworld
Marketplace Store Alika Products Store VirtualWorx Store CasperTech Store Not on Marketplace MD Labs Store Not on Marketplace
Current System Coder Danna Ewing Redix Dollinger Casper Warden DavidThomas Scorbal Mattia Delwood Mo Noel