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Why Choose Worldwide Brands over Salehoo?

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.

Salehoo – Is it Worth the Money?

There are some good wholesaler directories online and many other bloggers have reviewed them, but in this is my Salehoo review and I hope it's useful!

What is Salehoo?

Salehoo is a database of about 8,000 suppliers – both wholesalers and dropshippers – and in their online directory, Salehoo lists around 1.5 million products for sale through those suppliers.

The database is fully searchable and the key advantage of using a directory like Salehoo is that 100% of the suppliers listed are verified and guaranteed by Salehoo to be legitimate and reliable, so they are safer to buy from than random wholesalers you might find online.

What Are The Good Points?

1. A large number of suppliers and products are available to search

2. Low prices – all sell at trade prices

3. Both wholesalers and drop-shippers are listed

4. All suppliers are verified and legitimate

5. Membership is quite cheap – at $67 per year

What Are The Bad Points?

1. There are larger directories – like Worldwide Brands, which lists over 16 million products

2. Not all suppliers are cheap enough to re-sell their goods online for a profit.

3. Yearly fees for membership add up fast – Worldwide Brands is available for a one off fee.

Is Salehoo Worth Joining?

Salehoo is a good directory of suppliers and so if that's what you're looking for it's a great option.  Worldwide Brands is possibly better though, so look into that one too before making a final decision.