Is Worldwide Brands Worth The Membership Fee?

Although there are already a significant number of long and detailed Worldwide Brands reviews online, I have been asked a number of questions recently about the popular wholesaler directory.  So, in reponse, I'm going to write a very short review of Worldwide Brands, covering only the key points – the number of suppliers, the quality of the products on offer and the price of membership.

Worldwide Brands is a long established directory of wholesalers and drop shippers.  Founded in 1999, Worldwide Brands lists about 10,000 suppliers, and from them around 16 million products that are available to purchase at trade prices.  This is significantly more of both suppliers and products than any other paid directory.  For example, Salehoo, the closest competitor to Worldwide Brands, has only 2.5 million products on offer.

The key feature of Worldwide Brands though is that all of the suppliers listed in their databsae are certified – and fully guaranteed to be relaible and legitimate.  Knowing you are only going to find suppliers that are safe to trade with is useful, especially if you are buying in bulk as many Worldwide Brands customers do.

This is how they are able to charge a large membership fee of $299.  The risk of loss from dealing with a low quality supplier is much greater than $300, so for those who have the money to spend Worldwide Brands is good value.  However, unless you are going to buy large quantities of goods from new suppliers any time soon, it's not worth joining.