The sneaker industry is one epic place, but only to those who know how shit goes around there. A sneakerhead’s life basically centers around sneakers. From detecting hyped sneakers, and monitoring early links, to setting up your sneaker copping tools. You got to have them all in check. And to do that, there are certain tips you need to keep in mind to boost your copping skills.
The thing is, buying hype sneakers online doesn’t only require you to get all the right tools. But scoring a W greatly depends on practicing, knowing what tools suit which ones, and improving your copping skills, gradually. This increases your copping power, which leads you to catch any sneaker you want! In short, copping is pretty much a twenty-first-century Hitchcock production. But if the end scene involves copping the kicks you want, it’s worth indigestion.
9 Key Tips to Boost Your Sneaker Copping Power & Copping Skills
You all do know, now is the best time to dive right into sneaker flipping, right? But, we can’t really resell sneakers if we don’t know how to catch them for retail. But don’t worry, the following 9 tips for boosting your copping skills got nearly everything you need to join the game.
Now, going back to our initial statement, why is now the best time to invest in sneakers? Well, for one, Yeezys are back after disappearing off the shelves for months. And the second obvious reason, Nike’s been delivering some of the best sneakers out there! Not to mention, New Balance has been upping the game with releases and new dope collaborations, lately.
Now, let’s talk about logistics. It’s a waste of time, money, and hope to commit to a top sneaker bot that doesn’t match your sneaker goals. This is why, as stone-aged, as it seems, the first section below is a reminder of how to pick the right sneaker bot for you.
Moreover, even if or when you commit to the right bot, it’s a tool that strives on a diet of proxies, servers, and regular updates. Miss out on quality proxies or spend time manually sudoku-ing through Captcha on launch day and you’re screwed. This is why we’ve gathered 9 tips to help you speed up your checkout on launch day. Before you get all tangled up in your magician cop act.
1. Pick a Sneaker Bot
If you want to make it big as a sneaker collector or reseller and improve your copping skills, copping manually will only take you too far. Let alone copping using a FREE sneaker bot. That’s just a recipe for failure!
You need a sneaker bot if you want to cop more than one pair of coveted kicks at retail. The first question to ask yourself is, what sneaker brands do I want to cop? If you want to cop Nikes and Jordans only, you need to track down a good Nike bot. If you want to cop Yeezys, you’ll most likely need an All-In-One bot. Since Yeezys ONLY drop on the Adidas Confirmed app now. Yes, Yeezy Supply is still down until now.
So, that’s how you know which bot category to pick from. You pin down your sneaker targets, find out the sites they usually release on, and it’s step two from there. Which is exploring your bot category and buying the best bot based on reviews, success rates, cost, support, and market status.
What to Consider Before Committing
To put things into perspective for you, AIO Bot is an in-stock bot sold at a retail price of $299. So, from a cost and market availability standpoint, it’s a high score. It’s been operating as an OG AIO bot since 2014, which indicates a high level of expertise and an established success-proof page. AIO bot is beginner-friendly. Its homepage and blog provide step-by-step guidance to newbies and botters who prefer to keep it simple and sweet. Click on the button below for AIO Bot’s beginners’ guide tutorial video!
AIO Bot and Boosting Copping Skills
AIO Bot supports over hundred sites which mainly include Shopify, Demandware, and Footsites. Meaning, if Nikes and Jordans are dropping there, we cop them as well. And since Supreme recently switched to Shopify, you can cop Supreme sneakers, too! That’s why we recommend that you track where your favorite kicks usually drop and play it smartly before investing in a bunch of bots. So, we’ve got cost, market status, and success proof covered.
If you’re looking to learn more about our bot features, supported sites, and update fees, click on the button below.2. Keep Posted on Twitter/Discord
Now that you know us, we’d love for you to meet us! Both botting and copping are exhilarating when you realize there are thousands of other head-over-heels about the kicks you plan to cop. You’ll find our latest success stories, user shoutouts, and prize giveaways on Twitter @ANB_AIO. There is no better way to meet a brand than through its social media. And that’s one way to increase your copping skills and power.
So, if you’re considering buying an AIO bot, we highly recommend that you check us out on Twitter to get to know the team behind the robot. And for more info on upcoming releases, and a place to buy and resell sneakers, join a Discord Cookgroup. It’ll be worth your while!
3. Buy Sneaker Proxies
Sneaker proxies are your main ticket to operating your sneaker bot effectively and benefiting from the “Multiple Tasks” feature we’ll be discussing more about below. Since you, a humble citizen and resident, aren’t expected to have more than one IP address, that’s where sneaker proxies come in handy. By generating a whole bunch of IP addresses for you to operate multiple tasks under multiple identities. If you limit your bot tasks to one and true IP address, you’re limiting your tasks to one. Since you aren’t allowed to use the same IP address to cop multiple pairs of the same sneaker, you’re setting up an entire bot system for one pair, if lucky. With botting being unguaranteed as it is.
In addition to buying sneaker proxies to mask your identity and increase your copping chances, it’s important to make sure you choose the right type and quality of proxies. There are two main types of sneaker proxies: residential proxies and datacenter proxies. Residential proxies are more reliable since they are tied to real physical locations, which means you are unlikely to get banned or blacklisted using them. Whereas datacenter proxies are less secure since they are non-physical and hundreds of them can be hosted by a single server. But what you’re risking in security measures you make up for in high-speed processes.
Also, need help setting up and activating your proxies? Ask us!
4. Connect to Sneaker Server
A VPS or Virtual Private Server is a Cloud-connected supercomputer. You set up a VPS with the bot software you need on it and connect remotely via the cloud. One key benefit: a VPS maximizes your computing power. For example, if you use an old computer with limited RAM or disk space, a VPS allows you to tap a virtual desktop with indefinite RAM. Since the key to a smooth checkout process is SPEED.
Virtual servers are also a great option if you have a low-speed internet connection, or if you’re not located within reasonable proximity to the website you’re trying to cop from. Which is most likely the case. For example, if you’re based in Europe and want to cop off Adidas US, your computer will have to ping multiple servers before reaching the Adidas site in the US. A sneaker server allows you to rent a virtual desktop geographically closer to the copping site’s servers. Which automatically means less ping latency and speedier tasks.
Protip: Your sneaker proxies are your server’s best friends. If you buy and set up sneaker proxies that are within proximity of your sneaker server as well as the site you’re copping from, you’re a lightning bolt copper who deserves an honor medal.
5. Run Other Sneaker Bots
If you’re not confident that your bot will live up to your expectations or need a backup bot to double your copping power, this option may be for you. Many pro coppers buy or rent more than one sneaker bot to run simultaneously. Not only will you increase your copping chances but you’ll also figure out what bot works best for you. Through this compare/contrast situation, you’re sort of creating survey samples for a number of bots as you go. That way you might truly find out where your copping power lies.
6. Set up Multiple Tasks
That’s the main reason behind using sneaker bots instead of manually attempting to check out more than one pair. You get to set up multiple tasks without overwhelming yourself and actually take a shot at success. That’s what sneaker proxies are for! When you implement the 1 proxy per task rule and set up 100 tasks, you’re technically 100 people copping all at once! Which is why top bots usually have multiple-task features. AIO bot for instance can set up to 100 tasks at once to boost your copping power by a factor of 100.
7. Assign Various Sites
Using your bot on one website is a gamble! What if the site has ultra-limited stock or crashes during a release? You’re screwed. The good news is that you don’t have to risk it. Instead of dooming your sneakerhead ambitions to premature failure, split and manage 10 to 15 tasks per site on all the sites your bot supports. That is if more than one site is dropping at the exact same time. That is how you benefit from your proxy packages and multiple-task features. You diversify your copping power!
One thing that can help you assign various sites is a COOK GROUP. Cook groups are sneakerhead communities that mainly share insider information on sneaker releases and values. They provide early links during or prior to a sneaker release to help their members bot efficiently. Cook groups may also offer bot discounts and reselling opportunities. This means that the community you commit to can either increase or not impair your copping power and goals.
So, if you’re interested in belonging to a pro sneaker community and benefiting from early links, discounts, and money-making deals, check out this ULTIMATE COOK GROUP GUIDE.
8. Use Multiple Billing Accounts
Since sites may cancel orders under the same name/ID, how can you avoid the dreaded order cancellation? It’s easy. Use different credit cards if you’re using more than 1 account. This is a no-brainer since that is what your multiple proxies and tasks are set up for. It goes without saying that you’ll be editing your shipping and billing information as well, i.e. Ave à Avenue. Else what’s the point of becoming “other people” if your physical location is one and the same? A rookie mistake is what this is.
That way, if a site refuses your card for some reason, you’ll be able to back up that failed attempt by setting up other tasks with different information. OR, you can simply resort to Virtual Credit Cards (VCCs). They are unique card numbers you can use to generate upon demand. And they’re actually linked to real, but temporary, credit cards.
Click here if you need help setting up your billing profile in your bot.
9. Check Multiple Sizes
To boost your copping skills and copping power, you can aim for multiple sizes. Of course, you can aim for a single size, but once that size sells out, you won’t be getting your hands on those Yeezys or Jordans. At least not for retail! So, what can you do instead?
Set up tasks for a range of sizes, even if you’re a 20-year-old male copping 3Y Yeezy pairs. No embarrassment. Nobody cares to match your information to the sizes you want to cop. Also if you’ve been catching up on the kids’ sneaker reselling game, you’ll realize that it’s not such a bad idea. If you’re copping multiple sizes though, make sure you vary accounts to avoid getting banned.