Getting Featured

There are many great stores on BrickLink, but we are unable to feature all of them. Understanding our criteria for featured stores will increase your chances of being featured.
Featured & Highlighted Stores

Featured and highlighted stores are listed on the Stores page. These are stores that have achieved the highest volume of sales during the previous month. Featured stores are the top 10 worldwide and highlighted stores are in the top 11 to 60 worldwide.

  • Stores are ranked by fees paid – When the billing cycle is calculated on the first of each month, our system ranks all sellers who paid fees the previous month from highest to lowest. For example, the list shown in March will be based on fees paid in February for sales from January. The store list is sorted by continent, then by store name. Stores are not sorted by rank.
  • Stores can move on and off the list – Closed, empty, and suspended stores do not appear on the featured and highlighted list. If a featured or highlighted store closes or deletes their inventory, then the runner-up takes their place. However, when a store with a higher ranking reopens it bumps the lowest ranked store off the list.

Do not worry if your store is not featured or highlighted. Most buyers look for specific items. If you have the items that buyers need, they will be able to find your store through the search engine, marketplace, and their wanted lists.

Recommended Stores on Homepage

The Shop in Stores section on our homepage recommends stores that satisfy at least one of the following two criteria:

  1. Stores with recent praise – These are stores that received the most recent positive feedback (Praise) from buyers located near the user. If a buyer posts praise to multiple stores, the store with the most recent comment will appear. If a buyer posts multiple praises to one store, only the first comment posted in the last seven days will appear.

    If a store receives multiple praises from different buyers at the same time, the most recent comment will appear. As a result, all users are shown recommended stores that buyers of their region (state/province/country) have recently praised. The praise given to a store must contain a valid comment of at least 20 characters for that store to appear on the homepage.

    To be eligible, your store must meet all of the following requirements.

    • Create at least one Featured Lot that includes at least four items – A Featured Lot is helpful for promoting some of your inventory. Include a group name and description for each Featured Lot so buyers understand what is being featured. To set this up, visit the Featured Lots page.
    • Enable onsite payment – Your store must support at least one onsite payment method. Visit the Accepted Payments page to enable.
    • Be open – Your store must be open. If you close your store, you will be eligible again starting from the day you reopen. Visit theStore Status page to open or close your store.
    • Maintain a good standing – Your account must be in good standing with BrickLink and your customers. If you have had unresolved problem orders within the past six months, overdue bills, or are blocked by users, you decrease your chances of being recommended.

  2. Stores with a sale – These are stores that post about their store promotion in the Sales topic of the BrickLink forums. Your store must be in good standing as described above, must ship to the user's location, and the forum posting must contain a valid message of at least 20 characters.

Honored Stores

Honored stores are those which made the highest contributions to the Reference Catalog in the past two weeks. On the Stores page, the top three stores in each contribution area are shown. Recognition is given for two categories.

  • Highest Inventories Submitters – These stores supplied the highest combined number of unique items in new inventories and the highest number of inventory change requests within the past two weeks. One point is given for each unique item in a new inventory and one point per change in a change request. Visit the Inventories, Add Inventory and Inventory Change Request pages to find out what inventories are and how you can contribute.
  • Highest Image Submitters – These stores supplied the highest number of images to the reference catalog within the past two weeks. Visit the Add Image page for instructions on how you can contribute images to the catalog.

Visit the Honored Stores page to see honored stores.