Both Salehoo and Worldwide Brands are established and popular sources of wholesalers and drop-shippers in the United States and around the world, but which is the best of the two – and which should you invest in?
Worldwide Brands – The Original Directory
Worldwide Brands was the first directory of suppliers, founded in Florida by Chris Malta in 1999. WWB has the largest selection of drop shippers, manufacturers and wholesalers (about 9,000) and products (15 million) available at trade prices.
All of the wholesalers and drop shippers in the Worldwide Brands directory are fully checked and certified as legitimate, so there is no risk buying from any of them. In fact, Worldwide Brands guarantees that they are all reliable.
Membership to Worldwide Brands costs $299, although there are discounts of as much as $50 available and this is a one-off fee – there are no annual fees for access to Worldwide Brands.
Salehoo – The Easier Option
Salehoo was founded several years later in 2005 and is also a directory of verified (or "screened" as they call it) suppliers. Salehoo lists about 8,000 suppliers, and from these suppliers there are about one and a half million products available to search through, compare and buy. Salehoo is noticeably smaller than Worldwide Brands, but it's also cheaper – at $67 per year.
Which is Better?
Both Salehoo and Worldwide Brands offer valuable services, but Worldwide Brands is the best value for money in the long term.