As two of the most popular sources of wholesalers and drop shippers, Worldwide Brands and Salehoo are not cheap to join or use. Worldwide Brands costs $249 for membership, while Salehoo costs $67 per year. However, they are the only sources that offer both a large number of US based suppliers and guarantees that every wholesaler and drop shipper they list is reliable and legitimate.
With that in mind you would think that many new Shopify store owners would jump at the chance to buy from such places, but instead the most popular sources are sites like Ali Express and DHGate.
The reasons for this are simple – most people who set up Shopify stores are looking for a simple and automated solution and while marketplaces like Ali Express can facilitate that, directories like Worldwide Brands and Salehoo cannot. If you want to buy wholesale goods through any directory, including Worldwide Brands, you can only search for products on the directory site – if you want to buy anything then you’ll need to do that separately with each supplier.
So Worldwide Brands and Salehoo are nowhere near automated enough to be appealing to Shopify store owners – but they still do offer good products from reliable suppliers that will deliver fast.