LL add new SL Marketplace categories

Yesterday, May 18th, Linden Lab added a number of new categories to the Marketplace, together with a new banner promotion. An announcement was made in the Merchants section of the Commerce forum:

As of this morning, we have added several new categories to the Marketplace. Many have been requested by Merchants, and some have been added to split up very large existing categories. We’ve also created a category to support the next banner promotion.

Next Banner Promotion

The next banner promotion is for the theme “Masquerade”, which could be the following:

  • Costumes/masks for avatars
  • Avatars that may be considered “dress up” avatars
  • Decorations to support a Masquerade themed event
  • Other items related to a Masquerade themed event

If you would like to add listings to this promotion, please move them to the Celebrations/Masquerade category. We plan to launch the banner the week of May 21.

New Categories on the Marketplace

Here is a complete list of all the new categories:

  • Under Animals
    • Breedable Pets/Breedable Cats
    • Breedable Pets/Breedable Dogs
    • Breedable Pets/Breedable Horses
    • Livestock
    • Reptiles
    • Rodents
  • Under Avatar Accessories
    • Neckties
  • Under Building Components
    • Mesh Creator Tools
    • Structures/Commercial/Office Buildings
    • Structures/Commercial/Bars & Restaurants
    • Structures/Residential/Single Family Houses
    • Structures/Residential/Multi Family Buildings
    • Structures/Other Structures/Off Sim Builds
    • Structures/Other Structures/Photography Studios
  • Under Celebrations
    • Masquerade
  • Under Recreation & Entertainment
    • Sporting Goods/Camping Equipment
    • Sporting Goods/Fishing Equipment

We’ll continue to take additional category recommendations. Please add suggestions as comments to this public JIRA: WEB-2896

[Edited May 18, 2012 to remove Meeroos from Breedable Pets and added Breedable Cats, Breedable Dogs, and Breedable Horses to this category.]

The full announcement is available here, and is open to comments and discussion.

With thanks to Tatiana Dokuchic for pointing me to the forum announcement. 

2 thoughts on “LL add new SL Marketplace categories

  1. How long do the banner promotions run? Can anyone remind me of an upcoming masquerade event? Mardi Gras has just gone and Halloween is not till October. Otherwise it seems a bit pointless having it as a banner promotion..? I mean, the Olympics are around the corner if you wanted a “carpe diem” event.


  2. The Olympics are so tied down with trademarks that I don’t see it making much sense in SL.
    There’s nothing that seems outright crazy in this set. Even “Masquerade” is a useful long-term category, however poor the timing of the banner promotion.
    But I expect to see a lot of stuff which doesn’t quite fit the category it has been put in.


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