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  ‘Shop OnRez’ Brings Slick Shopping Experience to ‘Second Life’  
 
 
Posted 2007-07-26 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
The Electric Sheep Company has launched "Shop OnRez," its re-vamped, re-branded shopping system for Second Life fusing a web-based shopping experience with an in-world kiosk system, wrapped in a slick Web 2.0-esque aesthetic. Interestingly, the new consumer brand's only obvious connection to the Electric Sheep Company is a tiny copyright notice at the bottom of Shop OnRez web pages.

Vendors on the old "SLBoutique" system have been automatically migrated to Shop OnRez. On the plus side, the new system appears to offer improved functionality and accessibility for both sellers and buyers, increasing the lubrication of commerce. On the minus side, it appears that some manual adjustments will be required of vendors, not the least of which is re-deploying in-world inventory boxes. This isn't a big issue for small vendors such as myself, but I can imagine it could be a headache for those with dozens of boxes in-world.

The system's new Terms of Service will be of interest to any legal beagles--it seems to be at least as long as those for Second Life itself. A stellar job of ass-covering there, in my completely unqualified legal opinion.
 
     
 
   
 
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Comment posted by Jade Lily
July 29, 2007 @ 2:21 am
     
 
Tony, we're looking into why the site appears the way that it does to you, but we haven't been able to duplicate the problem you're having. The site was actually developed on Vista, and tested in Firefox. Not sure what's going on. Is it possible that your local settings are breaking the page?
 
     
 
     
   
 
Comment posted by Tony Walsh
July 29, 2007 @ 10:42 am
     
 
If nobody else can replicate the problem, then it must be my local settings. I'll clear my cache and then check my list of ad-blocked sites. Will get back to you in a private email if that helps.
 
     
 
     
   
 
Comment posted by Jade Lily
July 30, 2007 @ 4:05 pm
     
 
Crossing through the comment on your post makes it seem more like we fixed the problem than it was never broken in the first place, Tony. ;-)
 
     
 
     
   
 
Comment posted by Tony Walsh
July 30, 2007 @ 4:15 pm
     
 
Ok, I'll delete it then. No time for anything else.
 
     
 
     
   
 
 
     
 
     
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