Many new Shopify store owners turn to directories like Worldwide Brands and Salehoo to find drop shippers, but there are alternatives available too.
Worldwide Brands and Salehoo are popular because they are so safe to use – and they offer high quality and genuine products at low prices from suppliers based around the world, including many in the United States. However, they are expensive – membership to Worldwide Brands costs $299 for lifetime access and Salehoo costs $67 per year. Even more expensive is Doba – which costs between $29 and $249 a month.
So many Shopify store owners look for alternatives that are cheaper but still reliable. One of the top alternatives to Worldwide Brands is Ali Express – which is free to join and has millions of suppliers (both wholesalers and drop shippers) that you can buy from on the Ali Express site. All of these suppliers are based in China, which means the goods are very cheap, but shipping is often terribly slow to the USA.
These will never be as reliable or offer the sort of branded goods that Worldwide Brands and Salehoo offer. However, they do offer cheap goods at really low prices and you can even find reliable and fast suppliers if you look hard enough.