How to Add a Grid as a Delivery Option

In order to deliver items to an avatar that belongs to a grid other than Kitely, the user needs to select the grid in the list of grids that appears in the Shopping Cart. However, by default this list contains only a few widely-used grids. All other grids need to be added manually by using the Grid Manager (you can see the link to the Grid Manager in the screenshot below).

Automatically Adding a Grid as a Delivery Option

In order to make adding a custom grid easier, grid managers can create a link that automatically adds a custom grid to their users' grids list. This is done by adding a parameter called “grid” to the URL. When our system sees this parameter, it finds the specified grid; adds it to the user’s grids list; and makes it the currently-selected grid. The value of this parameter is the grid’s Grid URI (sometimes called the Home URI).

For example, suppose you're the manager of the OpenSimulator Community Conference grid, and you want to allow your users to easily buy from Kitely Market. Provide your users with this link: https://www.kitely.com/market/cart?grid=cc.opensimulator.org:8002. When a user clicks this link the grid will be added to their list of grids in the Shopping Cart, and it will become the selected option.

This link will work even if the user isn't logged-in, and even if they haven’t signed-up for a Kitely account (The grid will be added to their grids list once they login and/or signup.)

Kitely Market Image

We created an image that grid owners can use in order to help their users access Kitely Market. (Click on the image to view it in full size, and then save the image to your computer):

To use this image, first open it in an image editing program and add your grid’s logo at the bottom. If you don’t have a grid logo then you can add your grid name as text. If you do that, and you want your grid name to appear similar to the rest of the text in this image, then use this font: typeface Meiryo; regular; size 18px or more; color #082e6c. If you don’t have the Meiryo font then use whatever else looks similar, e.g. Helvetica.

Once you’ve finished preparing the image, upload it to your website. Then, add a link in your website to Kitely Market, using the special URL that adds your grid to the user’s grids list. For example (replace YOURGRID.EXAMPLE.COM:8002 with your real Grid URI):

1 <a href="https://www.kitely.com/market?grid=YOURGRID.EXAMPLE.COM:8002"><img src="kitely-market-metaverse-marketplace.png" title="Kitely Market" width="200" height="200"></a>

Please note that this will only work if your grid is already verified for use with Kitely Market.