Salehoo is a good directory, with millions of products, but what about Worldwide Brands, Doba and other similar services? Are they potential alternatives or just less useful copies of Salehoo?
First of all, Doba is different to the others. It’s not a directory, but a simple to use fulfilment service for drop shippers. You search for the products you want to sell, list them on your site and when you get an order you process it with Doba and they send the goods directly to your customers. Membership is expensive at between $29 and $249 a month, but Doba is really easy to use and fully integrated.
Salehoo and Worldwide Brands are more similar to one another – they are both directories of about 8,000 wholesalers, drop shippers and manufacturers, all of them certified by the directory editor before being listed. This means they are all safe to deal with and reliable – and many are based in the United States.
The key differences between Salehoo and Worldwide Brands are the cost of membership and the number of products each has to offer.
Salehoo lists about 2.5 million products from their suppliers, but Worldwide Brands has more – at over 16 million as of 2018. Moreover, while while Salehoo costs $67 per year, every year that you’re a member and has some rather expensive up-sells, Worldwide Brand has a one off membership fee of $249.
In the long term Worldwide Brands works out to be cheaper, and it has many more products – which is a real plus. It’s a very similar service to Salehoo, so if you’re looking for an alternative then it’s probably the closest. Doba is a good service too though – and much easier to use than either Worldwide Brands or Salehoo.