This article is not going to be just another long and boring Worldwide Brands review, but a comparison of Worldwide Brands to the top alternatives. There are a few popular competitors to the long established paid directory, some cheaper than WWB and some totally free, but are they as good?
Worldwide Brands was founded in 1999 and is both the oldest and largest paid directory of wholesalers, drop shippers and liquidators on the Internet. It lists over 16 million products from about 9,000 certified suppliers from around the world – all of which are guaranteed to be reliable and legitimate. Membership costs $299, but unlike some alternatives, this is for lifetime access and there are no monthly or annual fees.
One of the most popular paid alternatives to Worldwide Brands is Salehoo, which was founded in 2005 and is both smaller and cheaper than WWB. Salehoo has about 2 million products from 8,000 suppliers and membership costs $67 per year. Like Worldwide Brands, Salehoo lists only certified suppliers.
The top free alternative is Alibaba.com, a popular Chinese marketplace for wholesalers. Access is free, and there are millions of products, but all of the suppliers are based in China and there is no guarantee that they will be reliable.
Overall, while Worldwide Brands is the most expensive directory, it's also the largest and the safest to deal with. This may be useful, but if you are only placing small orders and do not have nearly $300 to spend, a site like Alibaba.com is a good free alternative.