There is much discussion about which wholesale directory is the best – Worldwide Brands or Salehoo – and there's not enough time for me to talk about every single feature of each here, so I'm just going to write a quick summary of the two and compare their key features.
What is Salehoo?
Salehoo is a popular directory of drop shippers, manufacturers and wholesalers and has been established since 2005. They are particularly popular with eBay sellers, but offer a good service for various beginners to e-commerce.
The key benefit of Salehoo is that it's easy to use – there are about 1.5 million products listed from around 8,000 certified drop shippers and wholesalers, and numerous tutorials and articles in the members forums.
On the surface Worldwide Brands is very similar to Salehoo – it's a directory of about 8,000 certified wholesalers and drop shippers and has been around for nearly 20 years. It's the only directory that's certified by eBay and is popular in the online business community.
However, there are two key advantages Worldwide Brands has over Salehoo:
1. Worldwide Brands is much larger – with about sixteen million products compared to Salehoo's 1.5 million
2. Worldwide Brands has a one off fee with no hidden costs, while Salehoo has an annual fee that starts off cheaper but adds up fast.
Which is Better?
In my opinion Worldwide Brands offers the best value for money – with ten times as many products from wholesalers and drop shippers and a one off cost with no hidden fees, it may start off more expensive but offers the best long term value.