There are more than just a few alternatives to Worldwide Brands, from Salehoo to Doba, but are they actually better value for money – or is Worldwide Brands the original and best directory?
Worldwide Brands is certainly the largest directory of certified manufacturers, wholesalers and drop shippers, with more than 15 million products available at trade prices, and membership costs a rather hefty $299.
Salehoo is smaller and cheaper, but may still be worth looking into. With membership set at $67 per year it has a low entry barrier compared to Worldwide Brands, but has significantly fewer products – only 2.5 million instead of 15 million as of 2018. Salehoo comes with similar extras to Worldwide Brands, including forum access and support. It has more basic training than Worldwide Brands, but for the more in depth tutorials you will need to pay extra.
Finally, Doba is another alternative and is the most expensive at $29 a month. Unlike Worldwide Brands and Salehoo, Doba is not a directory – it's a drop shipping service. You can sign up, search for goods, then buy them and have them shipped direct to your customers. The only downside is that it only allows you to have goods drop shipped to US addresses, and costs a lot at $29 a month for membership.