I’ve finally managed to get a few things out for sale on the Kitely Marketplace. This will mainly be lighting to begin with more furniture and finally some cottages to follow.
There really are only a couple of things so far;
They are simple enough to operate and all instructions are included in the packs and if I sell anything I will add on more and maybe even open the in-world Kitely store.
It’s taken me so long as I am busy in all 3 worlds….plus Kitely physics and set up is a bit of a learning curve, not to mention the lack of decent mesh clothes, shoes, hair, makeup etc. Things are slowly improving and already there are SL mega brands selling on the Kitely Marketplace such as Heart Botanicals.
From a builder’s point of view the Kitely Marketplace offers some interesting extras that do make life easier. When you upload a new product it lists the permissions for everything, including the scripts, animations and objects within objects. This makes it easy to ensure the product is sold with the right permissions but in a much less time consuming way.
It also allows you to sell variations very easily and to test the delivery as if you were the buyer i.e. with all builders permissions etc removed.
The last time I spoke to one of the Kitely co-founders he says that they now have 30,000 people signed up but is always a bit cagey on concurrency! They seem to be doing well with having the ‘export’ option which allows creators to sell across all of the Opensim grids that are signed up to this metaverse marketplace. I haven’t gone down that route yet (still a bit scared) because as a long term Second Lifer it seems like a big step to take.
I thought I would end this blog with an update on how my avatar is coming along as this has been a bit of a bug bear since I joined. So here are some timeline pics showing a slow improvement to my Kitely ‘look’ with obviously a lot more ‘cosmetic work’ needed!