Technology and Gadgets are both very popular categoris of products sold online – but if you're a new seller on eBay or your own e-commerce site, what's the best way to find good suppliers for these products at wholesale prices? My first suggestion would be to look for a good 'directory'. From Worldwide Brands to Salehoo – there are a number of directories that you could find legitimate and reliable wholesalers in, so I'm going to talk in more detail about these supplier directories and the benefits of each.
What's a wholesaler directory?
A wholesaler directory is like a cataloge of wholesale and drop shipping suppliers and their products. Suppliers apply to join popular directories like Worldwide Brands and Salehoo and once verified as legitimate by the editor of the directory the new supplier is added, along with all the prodcuts they sell.
Both the products and suppliers are listed in searchable databases where you can search by product name and compare prices from different wholesalers for the same product – that helps to reduce the price as they are competing with one another for business.
What are the best wholesaler directories?
Salehoo and Worldwide Brands are the most popuar online directories of both wholesalers and dropshippers, and with good reason. Both have around 8,000 suppliers in total and while Sale Hoo has about 1.6m products listed in their database, Worldwide Brands has more than 15 million.
Both list products only form verified suppliers, they both offer market research tools, tutorials and access to large forums as part of their membership packages.
Salehoo costs $67 pr year, while Worldwide Brands costs $399 for lifetime membership.