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How To Use Proxies With Tokopedia

Tokopedia is an Indonesian-based, e-commerce platform provider for both merchants and buyers. Here's a comprehensive guide that shows you how to install a proxy server for it!

Carl Gamutan

by Carl Gamutan

Publishing Date: April 8, 2022

Tokopedia is an Indonesian-based, e-commerce platform provider for both merchants and buyers. Their marketplace helps sellers reach a wider range of potential buyers as Tokopedia covers most of Indonesia’s districts. Similar to other marketplaces like Amazon or Alibaba, buyers are given a wide variety of products to choose from clothes and bags to computers and laptops. Official stores from well-known brands are even available in Tokopedia.

As a popular and profitable marketplace, there is a great deal of valuable data and information there that marketers want. However, manually web scraping individual webpages would take a lot of time and effort without the help of a bot scraper. A bot will do the scraping for you at a much faster rate compared to you manually doing it. The problem with using a bot though is the fact that most websites have a strict policy against the use of bots. When a website, including Tokopedia, recognizes that you’re using a bot then it would immediately ban and block your IP address. You can never access the website again, making your bot useless.

The best way to bypass these restrictions is to use a Tokopedia proxy. A Tokopedia proxy will act as a gateway between your device and the internet so any website you visit will only be able to see the IP address of the proxy server you’re using and your own IP address will be hidden and can never be seen. Through rotating proxies, you can even change this IP address at a set interval.

By continuously rotating IPs from the proxy pool of your proxy service, your bot will have a different IP address each time it sends a request to Tokopedia or any other website. This deceives Tokopedia into thinking that each of those requests comes from different users from various locations. Tokopedia will not be able to realize that you’re using a bot and therefore, will not ban you or your bot.

Tokopedia proxies are also useful in many other cases. It’s helpful for both buyers and sellers if they want to protect their information and privacy from hackers or spies. Tokopedia proxies will give those users total anonymity when browsing the online marketplace especially if they’re connecting to a public WiFi network

Let’s set up a Tokopedia proxy server.

Note: A reminder to make sure that the web browser you’re using for Tokopedia is set to automatically copy your system’s proxy settings. It’s recommended to use Google Chrome because it automatically does this.

How To Use Proxies With Tokopedia

For Windows:

To set up proxies in Windows, simply search for “Proxy Settings” in your windows search bar and open the search result.


You are then given two options to choose from: Automatic proxy setup or Manual proxy setup. If you want windows to automatically detect your proxy settings, choose the first option. Choose the second option if you want to utilize a specific ip address and port number.

If you chose the first option, then:

  1. Turn on Automatically detect Settings
  2. Turn on Use setup script
  3. Enter the script address
  4. Click Save


If you chose the second option, then:

  1. Turn on Use a proxy server
  2. Input both server address and port number
  3. If you have any addresses you would like to visit without a proxy, enter them here
  4. Turn on Don’t use the proxy server for local addresses check box if you want to access a local server without a proxy
  5. Click Save


For Mac.

To start configuring your proxy settings in MacOS, simply:

Step 1. Click on the Apple Icon.


Step 2. On the drop down menu, click on “System Preferences”.


Step 3. Click on “Network”


Step 4. Click on “Advanced”


Note: Make sure to connect to your wi-fi first.

Step 5. Click on “Proxies”


This should then redirect you to MacOS proxy settings. MacOS is more straightforward compared to windows. You only have one option which is to manually configure your proxy server.

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Select which proxy IP protocol you want to configure. This depends on which protocols your proxy service provider offers.
  2. Turn on Secure Web Proxy
  3. Input the Proxy Server Address and Port Number
  4. Click OK to save the configurations

Note: You may be prompted for your Mac user password to save your settings.


For Mobile:

To configure mobile Tokopedia proxies, simply change your phone’s proxy settings. The web browser you're using for Tokopedia will copy your phone’s proxy settings whenever you use it. This is applicable for both Android and IOS. Here’s a thorough guide for Android and another one for iPhone.

Congratulations! You have now finished setting up your Tokopedia proxy server. Note that the first time you visit it, there will be a pop up asking for your login credentials.