One of the easily overlooked features of the E2V system is VIP Credit. This short article will explain quickly what it is, and what you might use it for.
VIP Credit is a way to give out “free” store credit to certain people. It’s a kiosk or terminal that you build, and add a script to – so you control how it looks. If an avatar is approved (more on that in a sec) they can click the terminal, and their store credit account is credited with an amount you determine. People can click only once per “round” – though you can reset the round at any time.
There are two ways to specify who can collect this credit gift. You can either create a notecard with a list of specific names, or you can set the terminal to your group, and then anyone with your group tag active can participate.
One possible usage of this feature would be something akin to a monthly group credit allowance. You simply set up the terminal to be group only, and then reset it every month.
Another possible usage is to give store credit to a select list of bloggers. You would add their names to a notecard, and perhaps reset the list before each release you’d like to invite them to.
VIP Credit can be an alternative to sending out free items, or can be an incentive for customers to come to the store.
You should already have the box in the E2V folder of your inventory (use the Filter Inventory input to search for “VIP”), but if you’d like to make sure you have the latest, just shoot me an IM in world.
(The latest for Version 3 users is called “[E2V-3] VIP Credit (Rez me)” and for version 2 users it’s called “[E2V-IS] VIPCredit 1.2”)