One of the questions we get on this site quite often is ‘How Do Proxies work with Supreme ‘ and it’s actually quite simple. It’s probably simpler though to quickly explain why anyone would want to use proxies in this way and even more importantly is there any money to be made from it!
People Use Supreme Proxies for Profit
I’ve been writing on this site about proxies for over a decade and it’s amazing to see how widespread the technology is now used. Initially proxies were mainly used for anonymity and censorship perspectives, two significant areas where proxies can make a real difference. However much of the spread of this technology comes from slightly different perspectives – firstly the ability to bypass online blocks from media companies – for example you can read how you can use a proxy to watch the BBC from anywhere. Every day millions of people use encrypted proxies (VPNs) to access online media sites which they would normally be blocked. The proxy has become common place and it’s also used in lots of other different sectors including those of the online entrepreneur.
It’s also been many years since I used a Supreme proxy myself, when I bought a box full of supposedly hard to find supreme sneakers online. Basically using them to switch my IP address when I visited the Supreme footlocker site to purchase them in about ten different transactions. To be honest I made a decent amount of profit and would be still doing the same if I had the faintest idea of which sneakers are hot and which are not! Unfortunately I don’t and it’s a fast moving market where you can easily get lumbered with loads of unwanted stock if you don’t know what you’re doing.
The Supreme proxies are actually just simple proxies sited in a city near the datacentre where the Supreme web server was situated. They have to be near to limit the latency between the proxy and the web site because time can be important when competing for limited and rare releases. If your proxy is too slow then your chances will be severely reduced, which is why you should never try and cop the latest releases from a poor mobile connection either.
So How Do Proxies Work with Supreme Websites ?
They merely give you the ability to use multiple digital identities from the same physical location or computer. You just bounce your connection off a proxy server and it hides your real location. The n switch to another proxy or get it load another IP address and you’ve got yourself another identity. It’s really that simple.
When you’re buying limited release sneakers (which are the ones which make money) then they’re normally limited to one or two pairs per customer. If you are sat at home or in an office using the same IP address then that’s your limit. However a proxy can switch your IP address after each transaction so that you look like a completely different person each time.
So instead of buying a single pair of sneakers you can buy 5, 10 or 20 plus. Which when you consider that some of the sneakers are pretty simple to resell at three or four times their retail price, you can make an awful lot of money. Which is exactly what I did many years ago and to be honest should really still be doing if the world of copping kicks hadn’t slightly left me behind!
So a Supreme proxy is just a normal proxy in the right place?
Partially true but unfortunately competition and a variety of counter-measures to block multiple purchases means that it’s a bit more complicated nowadays. Any old proxy won’t work largely because the Supreme servers are on the lookout for proxies, VPNs and basically any attempt to make multiple purchases.
Only the Best (or Supreme Proxies will do)
Since I attempted to make a few bucks from Footsites like Supreme, things have changed quite a bit. First of all there’s an easier way to make multiple purchases than sitting around clicking on refresh all the time – yes you can use Bots! These are software programs which automate multiple purchases automatically. You can input a few identities, some payment methods and what you want to buy and where from and leave them running. If you set them up properly you can buy lots of sneakers without being there.
There are dedicated Supreme Bot programs and even ones that can buy from lots of different Footsites like AioBot. It’s important to remember that you still need proxies though whether you use software or not. A Bot will face the same blocks if it tries to make multiple purchases without additional identities and IP addresses.
The quality of these proxies is also important, in fact this will largely control how successful you are. Firstly as mentioned they need to be quick and ideally located near the target websites. Also the IP addresses need to be high quality and work with the target sites. A proxy with lots of blacklisted IP addresses that’s been used by spammers for example will get blocked by any half decent e-commerce server.
It’s why you’ll find many proxy providers creating specialised servers for different purposes. So the better providers will be able to supply Adidas proxies or ones specifically for Supreme which are guaranteed to work with each platform.
Here’s a quick checklist for finding Proxies that will work with Supreme successfully
- High Performance – slow and unstable proxies are pointless as you’ll miss out or time out on the purchase.
- Location – Use Proxies based and with IP addresses near to your target.
- Platform Specific – Supreme Proxies should have IPs curated specially to work with that platform and work perfectly.
I have my favorite proxy providers, and to be successful you need to find ones you trust too. One of the crucial pieces of advice is to ensure you talk to your chosen proxy providers. Simply because what you’re doing is crucial, Supreme EU proxies won’t work very well if you’re using the US site and vice versa. Similarly US servers won’t help from other countries, however you can get Supreme Proxy Australia if that’s your target market too.
I’ve heard rumours that it’s often worth targeting other countries if you can get the goods shipped to you easily. US tends to be most aggressive market so can be harder to succeed. However remember most proxy service companies want you to succeed, ask them for advice. To make money with a proxy service you need regular customers – this will only happen if they’re making money!
This is who I use – RotatingProxies.com
Good luck if you are pursuing this strategy, although it’s more competitive than when I bumbled through it – there’s still people making lots of money. Keep checking this site I update regularly and will be putting up a list of some of the best Supreme Bots for sale soon.