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Are You Looking For Suppliers With Doba or Worldwide Brands?

Although Doba is the leading drop shipping service, could Worldwide Brands actually offer better value for money and more products from drop shippers?

Doba’s key feature is how easy it is to use – from sourcing products to managing the inventory and fulfilment side of your online business, you can do it all in the Doba interface.  Doba has more than two million products from drop shippers across the United States, and you can buy them all – from various sellers at once – online in the members area.

Membership to Doba is quite expensive though, at between $29 and $249 a month, making it by far the most expensive of all of the sources of wholesale goods.

By comparison, Salehoo costs only $67 per year, and Worldwide Brands is $249 for membership, but that’s for lifetime access and there are no monthly or annual fees to pay.

So is it cheaper to go somewhere else?  Yes.  Is it better value?  Possibly.

Because Doba is so easy to use, for many that’s worth the high monthly fees, but if you have the time to contact suppliers individually and manage your inventory manually then Worldwide Brands is the best value for money – as it has eight times as many products and lists suppliers from around the world, not just the USA.

My Updated Salehoo Review

Back in December last year, when I first wrote a detailed Salehoo review, I did not expect there to be so many questions about things I'd not mentioned in my review.  However, in this post I've picked out some of the most popular questions and provided answers to them.

How many drop shippers are listed in Sale Hoo's directory?

Salehoo has about 8,000 suppliers in total – and about 50% of these are willing to drop ship to customers in the United States.  Many will be willing to drop ship to other countries, but depending where they are it will be less than 50% of Salehoo's suppliers.

Do Salehoo's suppliers have minimum orders?

Some will do yes – but they will generally be low.  Like Worldwide Brands, Salehoo specialises in trying to attract suppliers that will sell in light bulk – that means low minimum orders.

As more than 50% drop ship and even more will sell in light bulk, that makes the total with low minimum orders about 70-80% of the 8,000 suppliers listed in Salehoo.

How much does Salehoo really cost?

The basic membership fee for Salehoo is $67 per year, but there are optional add-ons too – such as the advanced training program at $27 a month.

In total, you could be spending over $300 a year on Salehoo and the various up-sells that are available, but if you only want access to the directory that's just $67 a year.