The Victorian Shopkeepers Association is an update group in Second Life for both merchants and shoppers with a fondness for all things 19th century Victorian, Steampunk and Gothic.
Shopkeepers can reach a targeted audience for their sales and special events. Merchant members don't necessarily have to have a shop on a Victorian sim, nor do you have to have exclusively 19th century Victorian/Steampunk/Gothic products (though they should be a prominent element of your business). For posting privileges, contact Astolat Dufaux in world for a shopkeeper application.
2014 is gearing up to be a big year for the VSA. We are planning a number of new incentives, among them launching this website/blog, a Victorian Visitor Information Centre, and sponsorship of a Victorian hunt. We're also planning to host a merchants meeting on a regular basis to discuss issues of interest to VSA merchants.
To join the VSA, simply open chat history in a Second Life viewer and paste the following link there:
Click the live link in your chat, and then the "join" button on the group information box that pops up, and you are ready to enjoy the membership benefits of the VSA!