There are three leading dropshipper and wholesaler directories on the market – Salehoo, Worldwide Brands and Doba. Each is different to the other, so the key question is: which is the best for drop-shippers? I'm going to give a short summary of each and then conclude at the end of this post.
Salehoo is a directory of wholesalers, drop shippers and manufacturers. There are about 8,000 listed in total and 1.5 million products available to search through on the Salehoo site. Salehoo check each before adding it to their database, so there should only be fully reliable wholesalers and dropshippers in there. There is a fairly even split between the two.
Salehoo costs $67 per year for full membership.
This is a bigger directory than Salehoo, much bigger in fact – with 16 million products to search through online, but in most ways very similar. All suppliers (WWB has about 8,00 also) are fully checked by WWB staff and they even guarantee that they are all legitimate. It's also the only directory to be certified by eBay, which is good to know if that's where you plan to re-sell.
Worldwide Brands costs $299 to join, but they often have discounts available and this is for lifetime membership, so there are no additional costs.
Doba is different to the two above. Rather than being a directory, you buy directly from Doba and they handle all the inventory management and shipping. Doba is a managed dropshipping service, there are no wholesalers listed to contact.
Doba does not guarantee to have low enough prices to re-sell on sites like eBay for a profit, but they do guarantee to match lower prices found elsewhere. Doba costs $59 a month to use, so is by far the most expensive.
Which is the Best for Dropshippers?
Doba is the most simple and straight forward, it's certainly the best for beginners. However, Worldwide Brands has by far the largest product database – and that's a huge positive. You can compare over 16 million products, many available from drop shippers, which makes them the largest supplier of products available to drop ship.