Entrepreneurs need the ability to purchase limited-edition sneakers from top brands like Nike, Yeezy, and BAPE. The goal for these opportunists is to purchase desired editions and sell them at a considerable markup. The challenge is that top brands want the promo sneakers to be purchased by the general populace instead of being scarfed up by resellers.
To facilitate this business model, entrepreneurs utilize a variety of sneaker bots. (If you don’t know what sneaker bots are check out this blog post.)
Purchase bots are only as good as the network powering them. With proxy blocks during checkout and other hurdles, it can become nearly impossible to find valuable sneaker deals and finalize the sale. Clients are utilizing Proxy Empire to bypass these regulations and take control of their business model.
Fraud Alert Systems
Even though people in the sneaker space plan to purchase the sneakers legitimately, big brands utilize fraud alert systems that can easily detect data center proxies. If a proxy is not blocked from viewing the website, the sneaker brand will check the IP address during checkout.
It’s typical for companies like Adidas to ban entire subnets from datacenters effectively shutting down dozens of proxies at one time.
The process is just a waste considering a person can have thousands of abused proxies working towards a dead end when the checkout process is initiated just to be faced with suspension. That equals a loss in money, time, and missing out on purchasing limited-edition sneakers.
Organic Sneaker Proxies
Clients take advantage of Proxy Empires' broad network of residential and mobile proxies that are sourced from real people. each proxy is a legitimate IP address that is assigned by trusted Internet service providers and mobile carriers.
Pro tip: Be careful with people who say they have proxies from data centers that work with the sneaker space. Oftentimes these so-called “sneaker proxies” are just fresh data center proxies that will eventually be burned out quickly and stop working.
With real IP addresses, a client can search out limited-edition sneakers and most importantly not put in all the work just to get flagged by the checkout system. It creates a seamless process that turns a fledgling business into a profitable one.
Localized Special Offers
Let us take Nike for example. They will commonly have a special on promotional sneakers in New York City, but that offer will not be available in Toronto. A deal in Toronto likewise will not be available in New York City. This poses a huge threat to entrepreneurs because it guarantees that they will be missing out on the special offers that make them money.
Server-side assigned proxies do not have the location targeting to snatch up these deals when they present themselves and that makes sneaker bots useless in a variety of localities. The situation is further complicated because you must first gather the data to know about the sneakers available and that is impossible when big brands display content based on your IP address.
This situation requires a local IP address to aggregate crucial data relating to sneaker releases so that as an opportunist, you can track the availability locally and secure the purchase.
GEO-targeting With Proxy Empire
First, our clients can choose from over 150 countries and then narrow their proxy list by municipalities in that region. All connections are concurrent meaning that multiple city-states can be used with a sneaker bot allowing those clients to procure localized data.
Once the checkout process is initiated localized proxies go to work mimicking real user interaction because they are from real users and assigned by Internet service providers. Even in the most obscure places, Proxy Empire has enough proxies for multiple payments allowing clients to bypass fraud alert systems which now believe that they are separate users from a locality purchasing the sneakers.
High Latency Networks
Each millisecond counts in the sneaker space because of competition and locals wanting to grab up the sneakers too. If you use proxies that are assigned by data centers, they are communicating with sneaker sites from that location which means it will be slower.
This is also true for acquiring data before a purchase is made. The relationship between a sneakers commerce site and the server is a breakdown point. Without fast speeds, people are missing out on flash sales due to high latency between the servers.
Smart Purchase Network
Just like with proxy empires localized solutions, clients utilize our capability to connect with sneaker websites from a host that is closest to the checkout server. You may think that a Nike server may not be local but remember that large companies utilize content delivery networks and local hosts.
Because they use a content delivery network it is a guarantee that their servers are going to be close to the purchase area. It also means that by using Proxy Empires sneaker proxies from real users, you will have a latency that matches a person living in that region.
Getting Started With Proxy Empires Sneaker Proxies
At this point, we assume that you have already chosen your desired sneaker bots and now you just need the perfect engine to power them. At Proxy Empire we make the process easy.
You don't have to doubt if your use case will work with us because we offer a free trial for you to test it out yourself.
In doing so if you have any questions reach out to us using the live chat at the bottom right-hand corner of your screen and our dedicated support specialists are there to assist you.