Wholesale directories like Worldwide Brands and Salehoo have been around for a long time, with the former being founded in 1999 and Salehoo only a few years later in 2005. But why do people join a directory for up to $300 when they could find wholesalers and drop shippers online by themselves?
What is a Supplier Directory?
A supplier directory is essentially a database of wholesalers and drop shippers – most of them are searchable and the top two (Worldwide Brands and Salehoo) contain only suppliers that are guaranteed to be reliable. This is one of the key advantages to a good directory – there is no risk buying from their suppliers, whereas a supplier you find elsewhere on the Internet might be a scam.
Another advantage is that all of the suppliers and products are in one place – and many of them are exclusive to that directory, so it should be easier and faster to find low priced suppliers using a directory than without one.
The Top Two: Salehoo and Worldwide Brands
Both Salehoo and Worldwide Brands list only verified wholesalers and drop-shippers. That means that every one of the 8,000+ each has in their directory will have been fully checked and certified as legitimate – and there is no risk buying from them.
While Salehoo lists about 1.6 million products in one searchable directory, Worldwide Brands has over 15 million – so per product Worldwide Brands represents the best value for money.