The top two wholesaler directories (as of 2017) are Salehoo and Worldwide Brands, and there is much debate about which is the better of the two. Both have been around for a while – Salehoo was founded in 2005 and Worldwide Brands in 1999 – and both claim to list around 8,000 verified suppliers.
But what's the difference and is one better than the other?
Salehoo does indeed list about 8,000 wholesalers and dropshippers, and from them about 1.6 million products are in the Salehoo database, which is available to all members. Membership costs $67 per year. All the suppliers in the Sale Hoo database are screened, which means that Salehoo's staff perform some checks on them before adding their details. Salehoo comes with a 60 day money back guarantee.
Worldwide Brands also lists about 8,000 suppliers but the first big difference is that WWB has a searchable database of over 15 million products from these wholesalers and drop shippers – nearly ten times that of Salehoo.
The other key difference is the price of membership. Although Worldwide Brands initially costs much more at $299, that is for lifetime membership – and unlimited access to the database. There are no additional or annual fees to pay, so in the long term it works out cheaper.
Like Salehoo, Worldwide Brands only lists verified suppliers and offers a money back guarantee.
They are both good directories, but in my opinion Worldwide Brands offers better value for money.