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Using The Shops.Market Rooms

Build Your Avatar | 3D Room Controls | Hosting an Event | Buying NFTs | About Metaverse | FAQs

Creating Your Avatar

Once you create your Shops.market member account, you’ll be able to create an avatar and join other members in our 3D rooms. Your avatar is how other visitors will see you.

Use the avatar builder to adjust your virtual character’s: gender, skin tone, hair style and color, facial features, and clothing style.

Save your avatar and take their photo to show off to other members.

We plan to grow our library of clothing and even offer unique NFT clothing as we expand.

Controlling Your Avatar in 3D Rooms

We recommend using your keyboard and mouse as room controls.

  • Use your arrow keys, or W A S D keys to control your character’s movement (W = Forward, A = Left, D = Right, S = Back)
  • Press the C key to open and close the chat window
  • Press ENTER to open, close and submit chat dialog
  • Press the ESC key to control your mouse instead of the camera
  • Clicking an artwork, shelf or other interactive object in a room will open its popup

Future iterations will be compatible with VR devices!

Hosting an Event

Create a virtual event to share with friends and members!

Events can be virtual meet-ups, NFT art auctions, educational meet and greets, or just fun get-togethers.

Choose your event’s time, icon and description to award members with a badge with they attend.

Future events will offer special NFT prizes, curated artwork, video and music playlists, and even more features.

*note: not all members will have a “host” tab

Purchasing NFTs

You can purchase any NFT for sale in our NFT Stores and 3D Galleries using your Web3 wallet and either Ethereum ETH or Polygon MATIC. We recommend purchasing crypto currency on a known exchange like Crypto.com or CoinBase.

You’ll want to make sure you have a Web3 wallet that will allow you to sign, accept and pay for transactions. We recommend installing MetaMask wallet, a popular free download.

You can read more about NFTs in our NFT How-To section.

What is the “MetaVerse”?

In science fiction, the “metaverse” was a hypothetical iteration of the Internet as a virtual world that is facilitated by the use of virtual reality.

In modern terms, the metaverse is a network of 3D virtual worlds focused on social connection, often connected with a blockchain element. “Meta” is also the new name Facebook has taken to reflect their new focus on 3D and virtual technology.

Our “Metaverse” 3D rooms were made with function and interaction in mind – built as virtual, fun iterations of the real world, or as virtual meeting spaces for members to engage in and to participate in exciting new technology with minimal need for new software, hardware or equipment.

We designed our own avatars and virtual clothing styles to ensure our members will have full choice over their virtual experience.

Our virtual galleries were built as a space to showcase up and coming digital artists in a brand new interactive way, while also allowing our members to purchase the artwork as a virtual NFT marketplace.

What are NFTs?

NFT stands for non-fungible token. NFTs prove ownership of a unique digital asset like art, music, collectibles, videos or anything else using blockchain technology.

When you buy an NFT you are not necessarily buying an item itself; NFTs are like a signature for digital items. They authenticate ownership of digital assets like art, collectibles, music, videos, virtual clothing, and more. Just like physical certificates, they document:

  • What it is
  • Who created it
  • When it was created
  • Who bought it (how much and when)
  • Who owns it now

NFTs often also contain meta data that gives specific details about the art, collectible, music or utility.

All of this is public via a blockchain, so anyone can trace each of your NFTs from the original creator all the way to your wallet—and verify its authenticity.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you charge?

  • The Shops.Market is FREE to join. All 3D rooms are FREE enter for members.

    We pay this bills with a 2% mint fee and a 15% sale fee for basic members in order to recoup costs. In some cases, gas costs are charged based on gas rates defined by the blockchain.

    For subscription members, we will waive the mint fee and reduce the sale fee.

  • How do I make an Avatar?

  • Your account dashboard allows you to make your own avatar by picking and choosing different facial & hair features and clothing styles to make a unique character you can play in any of our rooms.

  • Does this work on mobile devices?

  • Yes (and no). 3D software and blockchain apps are still limited in what they let you do on mobile devices. Our shop works best on a tablet or larger device due to the nature of the apps.

  • How will Events work?

  • Events are special virtual events that can offer bonus perks, achievement badges and member-only invites.

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