hippoVEND

hippovend

Fast Seller.

An easy to use and remarkably powerful vending system, allowing you to easily sell your products anywhere you choose through Second Life. The hippoVEND system consists of a server, into which you place your products, and vendors which you can rez throughout the Grid. Add a beautifully designed web interface that makes managing your network simplicity itself and you’ve got the most elegant vending solution yet conceived in Second Life.

The hippoVEND Web-Enabled Networked Vending System is an easy to use and remarkably powerful vending system, allowing you to easily sell your products anywhere you choose through Second Life.

It consists of a server, into which you place your products, and vendors which you can rez throughout the Grid. When a customer pays a vendor, or clicks it for information, it contacts the server to deliver the item or information notecard. This means you can sell your items in as many locations as you wish, yet only have to keep the inventory up to date on one server.

As with all our products, hippoVEND is also powerfully extensible. By adding the hippoGIFT module, you can sell or distribute gift vouchers that can be exchanged for products in your vendors — a great way to boost sales, especially at Christmas time for example. Whilst the hippoINVENTORY tool makes managing the contents of your servers a breeze, with one of the best inventory management systems in the virtual world!

hippoVEND itself packs a huge feature list, here are a just a few of the headliners.

Web-Enabled

Setup your products in lightning fast time using our easy to use website. Command and control your vendors and servers even when you’re not logged into Second Life. And easily keep track of what’s selling well, to whom and where.

Quick Setup

Rez a server, add some inventory, define some products online, rez a vendor and you’re done. As your business grows, you’ll appreciate advanced options, like the ability to quickly change multiple product definitions at once.

“Keyless” Server Technology

Unlike some other vendor products, our servers don’t rely on Second Life “keys”. So sims can crash and restart, you can take our servers into inventory and re-rez them — and your sales network won’t crash.

Limited Edition Product Selling

Easily sell items that you have transfer but not copy permissions for; ideal if you buy in bulk from a product maker and resell in to people. The hippoVEND website will be instantly updated with supply levels from your servers, warning you when supplies fall low.

Price Products in L$ or US$

If you use the latter option, your vendors will regularly check the current exchange rate live from Lindex and adjust the sales price accordingly.

Secure, Multi-Layered Communications

Vendors use multiple methods to talk to your servers so even if Second Life is having a bad day, your customers will still get what they paid for.

Catalogue Vendors

Build a powerful network of affiliates, selling your products for a commission, using the included copyable/transferable “catalogue vendor designs.

Huge Range of Options

Customise the way your vendors look and behave … from text colour to slideshows cycling through products … from quiet and unobtrusive to more direct and high profile … hippoVEND can work with your selling style.

Backup Servers

You can choose to put copies of your products in different servers in different sims; should your main sim go offline, the backup server can continue to deliver goods to your customers.

Advanced Sales Tracking

Log your sales and produce a range of advanced reports on what’s sold, when, and to whom.

Wide Choice of Vendor Designs

From low prim to multiple panel, there’s a design to suit every need; or mod vendors to meet your own needs.

Holovending and Demo Giving Sales Tracking

Vendors can rez models as well as display pictures and can give out demos (and preview animations or sounds) if you wish.sales and produce a range of advanced reports on what’s sold, when, and to whom.

Good for Scripters and Builders

Vendors are moddable (except scripts) making it easy to customize your vendor’s appearance. The API functions and ANS reporting built into hippoVEND also make a scripter’s life easier if you want to build add-ons for your hippoVEND system.

Whatever you sell and wherever you sell it, hippoVEND can make your business life easier! Visit a Hippo Technologies Store inworld and purchase your copy, or have a play with the free demo.