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Finding Products in InWorldz, a daunting task

New Profile Pic

Today I logged into InWorldz to set up an online indicator in my Management office. Something I find extremely difficult in InWorldz is to find the things I need…when I need them. For this, Second Life is much better.
In Second Life, all you have to do is go to the online Marketplace located at: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/?lang=en-US
There you can find anything you need. Almost every SL creator uses Marketplace, and many even have links to their “In world” stores.

Unfortunately, this is not the case for InWorldz. The online marketplace for InWorldz is known as InBiz. Here’s the website:

https://shop.theinbiz.com/index.php

InBiz in theory is a fantastic idea, and it is similar to online Marketplace for SL. One major difference, however, is the money used in InWorldz and InBiz are seperated. In other words, to use the InBiz marketplace you are forced to deposit money through one of their in-world terminals. Here’s a link to one at my store so you can see what it looks like and learn how to use it:

http://places.inworldz.com/Winterwolf%20Estates/180/168/25

Because it is more difficult to use, and you have to transfer money back and forth between systems, I believe people (creators and buyers) are more reluctant to use InBiz. When searching for products I desperately needed, I learned InBiz offered very few options for gadgets, hair, and almost anything I needed for a smooth and productive InWorldz experience. Therefore, I was forced to search in-world, which took hours and lots of teleporting.
I did not find an online indicator that I really liked, so I ended up getting an open source script that will work in the meantime. It does not have any bells and whistles, but until I can find something better, it will do. I find myself saying that a lot while building in InWorldz.

Anyway, later I did some shopping for clothes so I could update my profile pic and use it in my simple online indicator.
This is the pic I took.

On a side note: I love my new outfits! I found a store called “JC Designs.”
JC Designs is simply AMAZING! The creator really knows how to use mesh and has a very sophisticated, classy, and modern line of clothing. It’s simply wonderful.
If you decide to try it out, here’s the SURL: (or IWURL) lol!
In other words, here’s your ride! €:~)

http://places.inworldz.com/Neah%20Bay/78/162/23

I highly recommend them.

Oh..Update…I did find some pretty good shoes on the InBiz marketplace. It seems that shoe creators are on the right track and making their products widely available.

I use InBiz for my own products and find it very easy to use. It’s simple to transfer my money back and forth between IW and IB. I personally do not have a problem or fear of doing such. I understand those that are not used to it may be hesitant, however.

If you know an easier way to shop in InWorldz, please let me know! We need some serious help over here.

 
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Posted by on April 29, 2014 in General, InWorldz

 

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