So, youâre thinking about taking up sneaker reselling as a full-time job? Wanna make the most money out of flipping kicks and hype items? And you just bought the best sneaker bot out there to help you do just that! Now youâll run your bot, chill, and cop 10s of pairs of that new Jordan dropping. Well, hate to break it to you, but limited-edition sneakers like Nike dunks, Yeezys, and Air Jordan 1s arenât so easy to cop. Let alone cop in mass! So unless you go through this guide and learn how to cop sneakers in BULK from the same site, your chances of making THAT much profit are too slim.
Mass Copping Checklist:
- Educate yourself about the siteâs policiesÂ
- âJigâ your billing profiles. Make sure every profile has a:
- Be ready to experiment with your billing profiles
Get Familiar with Different Site Policies
Most of the sites that release hyped sneakers will have policies in place to prevent a single person from copping multiple pairs. This policy is known as a âone pair per customerâ limit. For example, Shopify sites, like Kith or Undefeated, will cancel your order if you use the same card or billing profile to cop multiple pairs of the same product.Â
Similarly, Supreme may allow your order to go through but will usually end up issuing you a refund and cancel your duplicate orders. Though, they will allow you to keep one of the duplicate items.
Nike, Finishline, JD Sports, Dicks Sporting Goods, Hibbett Sports, and many other sites have similar policies put in place. Even retailers like Walmart, Target, and Best Buy have quantity limitations on high-demand products, such as the PS5.
What Sites May Allow You to Cop Multiple Pairs?
One site that typically allows you to cop multiple pairs using the same card and billing profile is Yeezy Supply. In Terms of the Yeezy Supply site, they specify that they âreserve the right, without prior notice, to limit the order quantity on any productâ. However, they do not always enforce that rule. Iâve personally had many releases where I copped multiple Yeezys using the same card and billing information. This does not mean that it will work on every release.
For example, Yeezy Supply may decide to limit orders to one per customer if the release was super limited. But on more general releases, it is very possible for you to cop more than just one pair. So, if you got your eye on one of 2021’s Yeezys, this guide is your way to cop multiple pairs of it.
Another site type that we can take a look at is Footsites (Footlocker, Footaction, Champs Sports, Eastbay, and Kids Footlocker). All these sites belong to the same company, but each site operates independently from the other. While that means you wonât be able to use the same billing info to cop the multiple pairs off Footlocker, you could purchase additional pairs from the other Footsites.Â
Generally, if you were to cop a pair of new Jordans on Footlocker, you are allowed to cop the same pair on Footaction using the same card and billing profile. In addition, Footsites treat their menâs and GS sizes as two different products, meaning you can cop one menâs and one GS pair from the same Footsite using the same billing info.Â
Letâs assume you are a reseller and plan to cop the Air Jordan 1 âUniversity Blueâ. You look at the resale price and notice that both menâs and GS sizes are selling for significant profit so you decide to go for both. If you focus on just Footsites, youâd be able to cop up to 9 pairs with just 1 card. 5 pairs of the GS Jordans off of each of the five Footsites and 4 pairs of the menâs since Kids Footlocker only sells GS sizing.Â
You can even use the same card to cop a pair off Shopify sites like Social Status and Jimmy Jazz since they are different sites that have no relation to each other. This just goes to show that even if you are short on billing profiles, you can still cop multiple pairs off different sites.Â
But that doesnât mean you canât cop multiple pairs off the same site. In the upcoming sections, I explain the exact methods you need to follow to cop multiple pairs off the same site.
How to Cop Sneakers and Different Items Using the Same Card?
Itâs important to note that all the sites I mentioned above allow you to use the same card to cop multiple items, as long as they are listed as different products on the site. For example, copping both a Supreme Bogo hoodie and a beanie is possible with the same billing info, since theyâre different items.
However, if you first copped a red beanie then copped a black beanie, only the red one will ship. Your black beanie order would be canceled as theyâre both the same item but in 2 colors. The same applies to sizes. If you copped a size small hoodie, then a size medium, the second one will be canceled. Regardless of what youâre copping, the same rule applies to most hyped releases on any site.
How to âJigâ Your Billing Profiles for Any Site Release
Once you kickstart your sneaker reselling business, youâll need to cop dozens of pairs on every release to maximize your profits. Thatâs when relying on a single credit card becomes inefficient. But, how are all these resellers doing it? How to cop sneakers in bulk using one or two cards without having any order canceled? The answer is jigging.Â
In the sneaker community, the term âjigâ refers to alternating your billing profiles in a way that tricks the site into thinking that each billing profile belongs to a unique individual rather than the same person. Before you order an item, the site typically takes a look at your billing profile. If they notice that your card number, phone number, email, or address has already been used during a release, they wonât allow you to order the item. But resellers have found innovative ways around these measures. In this section, I will go over the steps you will need to follow to successfully order multiple pairs and minimize your chances of your orders getting canceled.
1. Obtain or Generate Unique Cards
Every billing profile must have a unique card number. An easy way to determine the maximum number of billing profiles you can have is by checking how many cards you have available. So if you have access to 3 cards, then you can have a maximum of 3 billing profiles. If you already own enough credit cards to cop as many sneakers as you need, then youâre good to go. If not, then you might need to use the cards of friends and family members to support your copping ambitions. And if thatâs not an option, you will need to generate VCCâs, also known as virtual credit cards (read below).
What Are Virtual Credit Cards and How Can You Generate Them?
A virtual card is a card that you generate online and is typically hooked to your original physical card or your bank account.
One of the most popular VCC services used in the sneaker community is Privacy. It is FREE to use, and itâs a very convenient way to generate unique virtual cards. To qualify for a Privacy card, you will need to:
- Be 18 or older
- Be a US resident
- Have a US bank account and/or debit card
If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can get right ahead with signing up and hooking your bank account or debit card to your account. Once youâre done with that, you will be allowed to generate virtual cards. There is a limit of how many cards you can produce per day but you should be able to create a dozen or so.
Each VCC that you generate has a unique number. The great thing about Privacy cards is that you are not required to use your real name when purchasing items which can be a benefit if youâre aiming at creating multiple profiles. I will expand on this point later on in this guide.Â
One important thing to note is that Privacy cards are merchant-locked. This means that once you use a card on a site, you will only be able to use that card on that site. So if you copped a pair of Jordans on Footlocker with a Privacy card, you can only use that card on Footlocker. The great thing is you can always delete that card and create new ones.
While Privacy cards typically work on any sneaker site out there, they do not work on Supreme. Privacy cards used to work there but after the site realized resellers were abusing them, they decided to disallow them. This means if you tried to purchase an item on Supreme using a Privacy card, your order will end up being refunded.Â
Another option you have available is Revolut. While Revolut does not allow you to generate as many free VCCs as Privacy, itâs still a good option, especially if you do not live in the US. To qualify for a Revolut card, you will need to::
- Be 18 or older
- Be a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), Australia, Canada, Singapore, Switzerland, Japan, or the United States
- Have a bank account and/or debit card in one of the eligible countries
Revolut cards work in a similar way to Privacy in the sense that the cards get merchant locked once you use them. Though, one key difference is that Revolut cards do work on Supreme so it is still a viable option even if you live in the US and plan to use Privacy.
Capital One Eno
As the name suggests, Capital One Eno is only available to people that have a Capital One Credit Card. I am not sure if all credit cards issued by Capital One are eligible for Eno so itâs best if you discussed that with the bank. I am sure even if your card isnât eligible, you can always upgrade to one that is.
Capital One Eno has a chrome extension that allows you to create a couple of dozen cards daily. They are merchant-locked cards, though unlike Privacy, you pre-set the site you want to merchant lock the cards on. For example, when you create a Privacy card, you are allowed to use that card on any site you want. Once you purchase an item with a Privacy card on Footlocker, you will only be able to use it on Footlocker. For Eno cards, when you create the card on the extension, you specify what site you want to create it for, meaning it is already merchant locked even before you purchase an item.
The great thing about Eno cards is that they work on all sneaker sites and even Supreme. It is by far the best option when it comes to VCCs and every serious reseller almost has to have an Eno card due to its convenience.
If you donât have a Capital One account but happen to have a Citi one, then luckily you still have the option of creating VCCs. I personally donât have any experience with Citi VCC cards but if you do have a Citi bank account, itâs definitely another option you can explore. The best way to find out whether you qualify for it or not would be to contact Citi. You can also find more info about these cards here.
Bank-issued VCCs tend to be much more reliable compared to Privacy and Revolut cards as site payment processors can typically tell that the card was issued by a bank. By reliable, I mean you are less likely to encounter cancellations, including on sites like Supreme that has a history of canceling VCC orders.
2. Create Unique Email Addresses
Each billing profile MUST have a different email address, as using the same email on several profiles may result in your orders getting canceled. If you donât have enough emails, acquiring extra emails is quite simple. All you have to do is go to gmail.com or any other trusted email service and sign up for a new email account.
The great thing is it takes a minute or two to create one so you can create as many as you want easily. If you plan to have 5 billing profiles, you need 5 distinct email addresses, 1 for each profile.Â
When you create new emails, try to include some variation of your billing profileâs name in the email. Letâs say the full name in your billing profile is John Doe. You can generate emails such as [email protected] or [email protected]. There is no exact rule on how the email format should be, just try to make it look legit. Also, if youâre a student and you have a .edu email address, these would be perfect for your profiles as .edu emails tend to have a high trust score compared to other emails.
What are Catchall Emails?
If youâve been around the reselling community for some time, you may have heard of catchall emails. This is when you purchase your own website domain and create multiple emails using that domain. Theyâre commonly used as it gives you the ability to redirect all emails sent to any of these catchalls to one common inbox. This feature comes in handy when youâre a reseller purchasing dozens, if not hundreds, of sneakers per release.
You can also have all emails sent to these addresses redirected to your personal email inbox.Â
So if you order 20 sneakers, all 20 purchase emails end up in one common inbox. This means you wouldnât have to log in to many emails to confirm whether the items shipped or not. Saves you lots of time and effort.
Should I Use Catchall Emails?
From my experience helping others set up for releases, catchalls usually cause issues that may be hard to identify, especially if youâre new to botting.
As a botter, when your order gets canceled, itâs not always immediately clear what may have caused the cancellation. Sometimes, itâs because the catchall domain was flagged by the site.Â
For instance, when a site spots an email address that ends with @sneakerlover.club and notices multiple orders with a similar domain name, they may get suspicious. Eventually, that site might ban any email addresses containing that domain from purchasing any items there. This is why itâs safer to use a trusted email service like Gmail for your billing profiles as sneaker sites canât just ban the @gmail.com domain. This means if one of your Gmails gets flagged on the site, it wonât affect the other Gmails you have in your other profiles.
Keep in mind there are many expert botters that regularly use catchall email addresses and rarely encounter issues. I am not saying that you should avoid them; however, you should be aware of the cancelation risk. In my opinion, when youâre starting out and are only copping fewer than 10 sneakers per release, itâs much better if you stick with using Gmails for your billing profiles rather than a catchall email. Once you start copping more sneakers per release and managing multiple Gmails gets tough, then thatâs where it may be worth considering the use of catchall emails.
3. Use Different Phone Numbers
At first glance, hearing you gotta use unique phone numbers in your profiles may seem hectic. As you may assume that you will have to acquire different phone numbers. Believe it or not, itâs actually the easiest part of creating multiple billing profiles. Thatâs because you donât actually have to use phone numbers you own; you can simply use your local area code followed by random numbers. Letâs say you live in New York. One area code for phone numbers you have available in NY is 718. All youâd have to do to use 718 at the beginning of my phone number and then make up the remaining seven digits. Itâs as simple as that!
There may be few sites (usually only raffles) that may require you to verify your number to actually confirm your purchase. However, the majority of sites donât require the order to be confirmed via phone number. Of course, you still want the number to look legit. So if you live in the US, phone numbers are 10 digits long, so make sure your number contains exactly 10 digits and a legit area code.
4. Get Multiple Addresses or Alter Your Primary Address
One way to acquire additional addresses is by talking to friends and family members. Many resellers ship packages to relatives or close friends and typically donât have any issues. As long as you trust they wonât steal your packages, this should be a reliable way to acquire additional addresses. The problem is that such an option is not available to everyone. The great thing is you could still have multiple orders ship to your place even if you only have one address. Once again, the way to do that would be to jig your address.
Out of all the steps involved in jigging your profile, this step is the toughest. All the steps discussed above are straightforward; all you have to do is create new email addresses, use multiple cards or generate VCCs and just make up phone numbers. But in this step, you need to be much more creative, especially if you donât have multiple addresses to ship to.Â
Jigging your address is more of an art than an exact science. What makes it tougher is that an address jig that works on one site may not work another so you will find yourself experimenting with this step. I will now walk you through some of the most common jigs used in the sneaker community.
Types of Address Jigs
Letâs say you live on 123 Main Street. The most basic form of jigging your address would be to abbreviate the term âStreetâ, and use St, Str or Strt instead. One way to find out what abbreviations work for your address would be to check the USPS site. Now, maybe in the good olâ days of sneaker reselling that method worked flawlessly. But today itâs not that simple as sites have caught on to that simple trick. Still, it helps to use that method along with the other methods we are about to discuss.
Another jig you will often see is the apartment number jig. If you live in a residential home, you can easily add phony apartment numbers since technically there are no apartments in your home. For instance, you can use 123 Main Street, Apt 456, or 123 Main St., Apartment 23. This method will only work if you live in a residential home or any address that you donât share with other tenants. Of course, you can even use different terms besides Apt; you could use room or suite or unit. Be creative, and try to have your addresses look different enough so that it tricks the site but still ends up shipping to your address.
A more extreme form of jigging would be to use random characters before or after your address. For example, you could say you live FGDH 123 Main Street or 123 Main St. ZYKG. I believe such jigs donât work too well on Footsites or Yeezy Supply, but you can always experiment with them. Another form of jigging would be to add random words in the address. So if you live in Apt 1D, you can try using 1Dog or 1Doll. It sounds ridiculous but it is a method that has worked at times. Usually when exploring more sophisticated methods of jigging it’s best if you test your profiles first before using them on actual releases. More on testing later on.
Zip Code: Jig or Not to Jig?
What about my zip code? Is there any way to jig it? For the most part, that has to be kept the same. The exception would be if your address has different variations. Certain addresses in the US have both a 5 and 9 digit zip code. For example, if your zip code is 56745, you may also 56745-3203 that also works for you. You can Google your address or check your address on the UPS or FedEx site and usually, you will be able to find out whether that applies to you. If it does, then you can always have different profiles with the two different zip code variations. So using the example above, half of your billing profiles can use 56745 and the other half can use 56745-3203.
Should I Jig My First/Last Name?
I often get asked whether one should jig their first and last name in their billing info. The answer is âit dependsâ.Â
Let us first start with when you should NOT jig your first and last name. When you are using a physical card, you typically donât want to play around with the name. Thatâs because the siteâs payment processor can easily flag your orderÂ
However, if your billing profile contains a virtual credit card, like a Privacy card, then you could try to experiment with that part of your profile. On sites like Footsites and Yeezy Supply, itâs best to keep the same first and last name on all your profiles. But you can still try to have the info be different. On other sites, itâs better if you experimented further with alternating your name. You can experiment with variations of your own name, someone that lives with you, or completely make up a different name.
Should My Billing and Shipping Addresses Match?
Ideally, yes! While itâs still possible to have success with billing and shipping addresses that don’t match, it does increase the likelihood of order cancellation. Thatâs because the siteâs payment processor may sometimes mistake the mismatch as a fraudulent order. However, you could still try to use your own name in different variations. Or even using the name of another family member that lives in your house. The best way to find out whether youâd be okay with having different info is by experimenting with your profiles. We’ll discuss this in the next section.Â
Test and Experiment With Your Billing Profiles
âJiggingâ is not an exact science. Many people still encounter cancellations even after alternating their profiles. And while you canât totally avoid them, you can take certain measures to ensure your jigged profiles are ready for upcoming releases. The way you can do that is by testing your billing profiles before a release.
There are two ways you can typically test your billing profiles. The first method is to try purchasing an item from the site with your jigged profile. For example, you can check out a pair of socks or any other cheap item. If the order doesn’t make it through, then youâll have to try another method. If the order sticks, it means you have a higher chance that the order will stick during a release. But no guarantee!!
The second method is to test during a release. This method will give you a much better idea of whether your jigged info is good enough. However, the risk is that your order may get canceled if you are experimenting with new jigs. Therefore, itâs better if you test new profiles on less important releases first before big drops. Note that a jig that works on one site may not always work on another site. Thatâs why itâs helpful to pretest your profiles before a release.Â
Another important point you need to be aware of is that sites typically can decide whether they want to be lenient or strict with cancellations. On high stock releases, sneaker sites may decide to allow your orders with jigged profiles to go through with ease. Whereas, on hype releases, theyâre usually much stricter with cancellations. So even if you experiment with a jig and it worked during the testing phase, it may not always work on the actual release. Regardless of the results you get, make sure to keep track of the different profiles that worked and the ones that didnât.Â
At the end of the day, even if you follow all the steps above, there is still a risk your orders may get canceled if you try to cop more than 1 pair. And the truth is, there is no guarantee to avoid cancellations if you’re shipping your orders to the same address. Nevertheless, this guide hopefully gave you a better idea of how to cop sneakers in bulk. All while minimizing the odds of getting cancellations.Â
The best advice I can give you is to keep experimenting until you find a method that works consistently for you. In addition, you need to stay up to date with the latest jigging methods. Joining a cook group can be helpful, as their experienced staff members typically know whatâs new with jigging and what works best.