Doba and World Wide Brands

Although there are already a large number of Worldwide Brands reviews on the Internet, I do not think there are enough comparisons with alternative products like Doba or Salehoo, so in this post that's what I'm going to focus on.

World Wide Brands is a large but expensive directory of wholesalers, drop shippers and manufacturers from around the world – although most are based either in the United States and China than anywhere else.  Membership costs $299 and for that you get lifetime access to their database of certified suppliers – with more than 15 million products that are available to buy at trade prices.

Doba is aimed at similar customers – new online retailers and eBay sellers who are looking for suppliers to source goods from – but in the way it works, Doba is very different.

Worldwide Brands and Salehoo are both basic directories – where you can search for products and suppliers, but must contact them individually to buy anything.  Doba is more of a marketplace and fulfilment service – you still search for products on the Doba site, but you also buy through it and have the goods drop shipped directly to your customers.

This is much easier, but it's also more expensive – at between $29 and $249 a month for membership to Doba, while Worldwide Brands charges a one off membership fee of $299.

SaleHoo, Doba and Worldwide Brands Compared

In this post I'm going to talk about Worldwide Brands, Salehoo and Doba – briefly introducing each and then comparing them at the end.

Worldwide Brands

Worldwide Brands is a directory of about 8,600 certified wholesalers and drop shippers with more than 15.5 million products listed at trade prices from these sellers in a searchable database.  It costs $299 to join and comes with forums, tutorials and tools as well.  It's the only directory that's certified by eBay and the oldest, having been established in 1999.


This is another directory – but smaller than Worldwide Brands with only about 1.6 million products listed.  It was founded in 2005 and costs a total of $67 per year.  Like WWB, it comes with forum access, tools and videos about selling on eBay.


Doba is a middleman, not a directory – but it's often compared to them as it's a good alternative.  However, it's much more expensive at $60 a month, and only offers products to be drop shipped – there are no options to buy in bulk form wholesalers with Doba.

Which is the Best?

Worldwide Brands is the leading directory of suppliers – covering both drop shippers and wholesalers – and is the only directory that's fully endorsed by eBay, the most difficult marketplace to sell on.  In my view, Worldwide Brands is the best.