Below is a walkthrough for the default guild store page. If you have an addon like awesome guildstore then you user interface will look different. To access the guild store go to any regular banker or the the physical location of the guild store in game.
If you know the name or part of the name of the item you’re looking for, the search bar can be an effective tool. As an example, this can help you find set pieces that contain a certain name, or that specific racial crafting/furnishing motifs.
This is the main way people search for items they’re looking for if they don’t have a specific item in mind. From here, you can pick each category, and under each are additional sub-categories that cover variants of the main item for further refinement.
This is where you choose the quality of your item, scaling up from Normal (white)>Fine (green)>Superior (blue)>Epic (purple)>Legendary (gold).
If you’re looking to stay between or within a certain amount, you can put the highest price you’re willing to pay for the item into the right box to limit searches to below that amount.
The default window you see when you open the guild store. This is the page you want to be on when looking for new items.
The two coins icon is where you want to head when you’re looking to post items for sale. From that page, the game will tell you how many open slots you have, then prompt you to pick items you wish to sell, and a price you’re willing to sell it at.
This paper icon is where you would go to view the items you have previously listed that have not yet sold. From here, you can choose to cancel items you’ve already listed by pressing the X beside the item.
These are very specific categories you can use to further refine a search for a specific type of item. For example, if you’re looking for weapons, you might search Weapons > One Handed, and then you’ll see an additional panel pop up that asks if you want to search swords, daggers, axes, or maces. You can also refine by CP level, traits, and enchantments.
This is where the list of items you have searched for will pop up.
How does a guild get a trader?
To get a trader a guild has to place a blind bid each week at the in-game location of the desired vendor. At the end of the week the guild either wins the bid and gets the trader, or the guild does not win and does not get a trader. Either way, the guild does not know what the price of any other bids were.
How much does the guild trader cost?
Due to the nature of blind bidding, it is unknown what each guild pays for their trader. Guilds do not openly share this information. In general, it is known that some of the top locations can cost a guild millions each week to keep.
Why is it important to have a guild trader?
A guild trader allows for the items listed in the guild store to be purchased by everyone. When a guild does not have a guild trader only member from within the guild can purchase items from the store.
Does the guild make money off the guild trader?
No. Although it may feel like the guild makes money when you pay a listing fee and a selling fee, this a drop in the bucket compared to what it takes to pay for a guild trader.
How do you access the guild trader/ store?
You can either go to the in-game location of the guild trader or visit any non thieves den bank.
Why is the store empty?
This is because you have not searched for anything yet. See the above guide to learn more about the guild store interface.
Do all traders have the same store?
All stores have the same interface, but each store is uniquely filled by the members of the guild who owns the store.
Buying and Selling
How do I buy items in the guild store?
See the above guide to learn more about the guild store interface.
How do I receive items that I bought from the guild store?
Items are sent to you via the mail system. You might have to change zones for your mail to refresh and show letters containing items that you purchased.
How do I sell items in the guild store?
See the above guide to learn more about the guild store interface.
What do I sell?
See below for a list of what is recommended to sell.
How much do I sell stuff for?
Depends on how fast you want the money. Selling cheap means it will move fast but doesn’t always value the time you invested to get the items you sell. Selling high means you might never sell the item and clogs up you limited selling slots. For a more detailed description on pricing see the next section.
How many do I sell?
The rule of thumb is that if you sell in small stacks you can raise your price slightly higher than average while large stacks should be priced at or below the going market price.
Why are none of my item listings selling?
This can happen due to the item either being overpriced or just being an undesirable item. If an item of less than 50K value has not sold in a week consider taking it down and reducing your price.
How can I make money fast?
If you have a stockpile of materials in your craft bag, sell low and your stock will move. If you don’t have a stockpile, there really isn’t any easy task to get gold fast. See below for a list of suggested items to sell!
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Tamriel Trade Center (TTC)
Is a global trade search tool. Your guild listings as well as any item you see in the guild store search function get automatically uploaded to the site for other people to search and browse. The collected data is used to generate a price for everyone to see.
Arkadius’ Trade Tools (ATT)
Is a modular framework with the goal to provide traders with useful trading tools and information. You can view your personal sales, sales from the whole guild, your personal purchases, and additional statistics about sales.
Is an addon that augments the guild store interface with many useful additions including search tabs, sell tab improvements, listing tab improvements.
How much should I price my items?
You will want to reference the suggested price from TTC and ATT and list it for something around those prices.
How do I know if my price is accurate?
You can always check your listing on the TTC website and see where it lies. It is at the low end or are you at the high end of pricing? Ask yourself this, are you listing your item at a price that someone will travel to come buy it?
Why do the prices of items change?
Supply and demand! Holiday items change prices due to supply changes while crafting materials may skyrocket in price when a new meta build is made and everyone needs to change their gear and make it gold. When new houses are released, furniture crafting materials and plans will also increase in price.
What to Sell
You only get 30 slots, use them wisely! The items that move the best are ones that are consumed. That means that the player who buys them is going to use them in such a way that they will no longer be sellable. This includes gear that binds to character upon equipping, crafting materials (especially tempering materials used to upgrade gear), raw crafting materials, glyphs, style motifs, furniture plans, writs and so many more items.
Great items to sell:
Raw/Refined Crafting Materials Tempers (Dreugh Wax, Rosin, Tempering Alloy, etc) Alchemy Flowers Unfillet Fish Style Motifs Some overland Gear CP160 Intricates CP150 / 160 Some Crafted/Set Gear CP160 Master Writs (not including Jewelry)
Okay items to sell:
Cooking Recipes Glyphs (crafted ones for CP160) Crafted Foods/Drinks (focus on ones that are found in build guides such as alcastHQ) Treasure Maps Fishing Bait (in stacks of over 100) Jewelry crafting Master Writs ( a few have a good writ:crafting cost ratio, but most are better thrown away) Provisioning Materials (smaller stack sizes of this item will sell faster)
What not to sell:
Below CP160 Gear (except nirnhoned gear) Below CP 160 Potions Almost all Poisons Below CP160 Glyphs / CP160 Glyphs that are not crafted Any listing worth less than 100g. (Try to group items up that can be stacked like crafting materials to increase listing value)
How to get stuff to sell
Daily Crafting Writs
Just doing your daily writs on a level 6 character can make you around 3-5K gold plus items that can be sold. Deconstruct intricates and level up their crafting skills to increase the quality of items dropped! This process is even easier if you get an addon like Dolgubon’s Lazy Writ Crafter. (Also don’t forget to get at least the second level hireling from the crafting skill line to increase your chance of gold materials being sent to you daily!)
DLC zone dailies can reward you with rare motifs that sell well.
Farming Overland sets
this involves popping treasure chests, killing world bosses, and searching delves for loot- RNG has to be your friend in this practice because only certain traits are worth anything.
safe method of getting money that will reliably be worth value. The higher your crafting level the better materials you will find. 50% of the time you will find nodes that correlate to your character’s level and the other 50% of the time you will find materials that correlate to your character’s crafting level.
This is a great activity for those who don’t want to run all over the place and/or kill everything – the raw fish or the perfect roe rarely found when filleting fish, are valuable to sell!
Refining Crafting materials
Only do this if you have the refining skills in the crafting skill line maxed out! – This is slightly risky because you could get 25 golden mats from 1000 raw materials or you could get 12 golden mats. If you are okay with the risks AND have your refining skills maxed out this is a potentially consistent way to make gold.
Certain rare drops can be obtained only through pickpocketing! Google for a complete list, but some items include motif pages in Vvardenfell and skooma bubbler plans from drunkards.
Looting urns can be a great idea if you have alternate characters you don’t play on much. Find a place with lots of containers (preferably urns) and low numbers of mobs. There is an ~1 hour character cooldown on rare plan drops (blue or purple) so once you find a rare plan switch to a new character!
This is risky because what might be worth gold today might be worthless in a week. You will need tools like TTC and ATT to do this task, but with a keen eye on the markets, you can buy low and sell high to make gold! This is just a small list of the countless things you can do to make gold. Get creative and most of all remember to have fun!