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Questions and Answers About Worldwide Brands

By   June 5, 2018

Several months ago I wrote a long and detailed Worldwide Brands review but since then I've received a lot of questions about Worldwide Brands that were not dealt with in that review, so this article will hopefully fill that gap.

How many suppliers are listed in Worldwide Brands's database?

There are over 8,000 certified wholesalers and drop shippers listed in Worldwide Brands, with more than 16 million products available to buy at trade prices between them.

You need to contact each supplier directly though, as it's not possible to order products directly through the Worldwide Brands site.

Do any suppliers sell in light bulk?

With Worldwide Brands they do – in fact over 90% of the suppliers in their database offer light bulk as an option (minimum orders are only $150-500).

Moreover, around 70% of the suppliers in Worldwide Brands will drop ship directly to your customers.

Are there any discounts for Worldwide Brands or Salehoo?

There's a $50 discount for Worldwide Brands in the review I link to above, and often there are seven day trial offers for Salehoo that initially only cost $1.00.

Which is better Worldwide Brands or Salehoo?

That's a hard question to answer, but I wrote a long answer in my review that I link to above.

However, the short answer is that in my opinion Worldwide Brands offers better long term value for money – but both directories are useful and worth joining if you are looking for low priced suppliers.

Worldwide Brands – Is It Still Worth Joining in 2018?

By   April 12, 2018

Since it was founded by a successful eBay Power Seller back in 1999, Worldwide Brands has been the leading source of wholesalers and drop shippers on the internet – especially for new eBay businesses, which the company still has strong links with.

But back then there were not as many places to find suppliers, so how does Worldwide Brands compare to the competition in 2018 – nearly 20 years later?  Is it still worth joining or a waste of money?

The Competition in 2018

In 2005 Salehoo, another very similar directory, was founded – but although it's much cheaper to join Salehoo has an annual fee and quite a few up sells, and only 10% of the product range Worldwide Brands offers.

The biggest competition now comes from sites like DHGate.com and Ali Express – two large Chinese marketplaces for wholesale and drop shipped products.

These are really easy to buy from, there is no membership fee and the products are absurdly cheap.  The only problem – and it's a big problem if you're buying on these sites – is that there's no guarantee that the suppliers will be reliable.

While Worldwide Brands certify all suppliers after rigorous research, there is no certification process for Ali Express or DH Gate.  That means that there is more risk buying from the suppliers found there.

That's where Worldwide Brands still has the advantage – although these are cheaper and bigger, Worldwide Brands is a curated directory and has much higher reliability levels than anywhere else.