So you're looking for a directory of wholesalers and you've come across one called Salehoo. Salehoo is probably the most popular online directory of wholesalers and dropshippers, but it is the best choice for a new online business in 2017?
What is Salehoo?
Salehoo is a directory of about 8,000 suppliers, with around 1.5 million products listed in their online database. There is a $67 annual fee for membership to the Salehoo directoty, but as well as access to the searchable supplier list this fee includes some basic training and research tools as well.
What are the alternatives to Salehoo?
The next most popular wholesaler directory is Worldwide Brands, which lists about the same number of suppliers as Salehoo but has a much larger database of products to search through – at about 16 million as of 2017.
The initial cost of joining World Wide Brands is higher – at $300 for membership – but this grants access for life and there are no annual or other fees to pay Worldwide Brands in the future.
Doba is similar, but slightly different to Sale Hoo and WWB. Doba is a drop shipping marketplace, and you buy directly from them – there is no option to buy from different suppliers or to buy in bulk (wholesale).
Which is the best directory?
Salehoo is a great choice, but if you have the money my top suggestion would be Worldwide Brands – they list more products and there is only one fee for lifetime access.