It may be the largest directory of certified suppliers, but Worldwide Brands is not the only source of good quality wholesalers and drop shippers. Some of the top alternatives are Salehoo and Doba, both of which start off being cheaper than membership to Worldwide Brands.
Worldwide Brands is an old fashioned directory – it may be larger than any other, but you can really only search for suppliers and products in the members area. If you want to buy anything you'll need to contact each supplier and deal with them individually.
Salehoo is much the same – the only differences are that Salehoo is cheaper than Worldwide Brands (it has a $67 membership fee compared to $299 for Worldwide Brands) and has fewer products on offer at only 2.5 million compared to 16 million in Worldwide Brands.
Doba is much more different – rather than a simple directory, it's a service for anyone looking to get goods drop shipped. There are some key limitations, such as only being able to have goods drop shipped and only to addresses in the United States, but Doba is a really easy to use solution if you're just looking for drop shippers. It's more expensive than Worldwide Brands at $29 a month, but for many people this is a price worth paying.
Although there are already a vast number of Worldwide Brands reviews online, I feel like I should add to that – or at least address some of the most common questions I've received about Worldwide Brands.
How many suppliers does Worldwide Brands have?
Worldwide Brands is a directory of about 8,900 wholesalers, drop shippers, manufacturers and liquidators as of May 2018. That makes it one of the largest in the world – but still smaller than sites like DHGate and Ali Express.
How many are drop shippers?
About 60% of the suppliers in Worldwide Brands offer to drop ship goods directly to your customers. Some of these will only offer drop shipping, and others will be large scale wholesalers and even manufacturers who offer to drop ship some or all of their products.
What about light bulk suppliers?
More than 90% of the wholesalers in Worldwide Brands will supply to new and established businesses in light bulk – that means with minimum orders of about $150-500 rather than in the thousands.
How does that compare to Salehoo?
Salehoo has about the same number of suppliers as Worldwide Brands, at around 8,900, but significantly fewer products are available from the sellers listed in Salehoo's database. Salehoo has about 1.5 million wholesale products from their suppliers, while Worldwide Brands has over 16 million.