Although it's one of the oldest supplier directories on the Internet, Worldwide Brands remains somewhat unknown outside the world of e-commerce and drop shipping. Indeed, it's not even widely used by people in these industries, largely because of the very high fee for membership – $299 just to get access. However, those who use Worldwide Brands are often positive about the quality of suppliers they find there, and many are able to get access to suppliers of exclusive branded goods and even some very obscure producers.
Worldwide Brands lists more than 8,000 suppliers, and from these there are about 16 million products that can be found in the searchable World Wide Brands databse. This is by far the most of any directory – for example, Doba lists less than one million products and Salehoo (the leading competitor to Worldwide Brands) lists about two million.
Finally, all the suppliers in Worldwide Brands are fully certified and guaranteed to be safe to trade with. This is the real reason for the high membership fee – Worldwide Brands only works with suppliers that they are confident are legitimate and reliable, which means you save time and money by avoiding the scam suppliers.
Worldwide Brands is a good service that's useful for some online businesses, but many are rightly deterred by the high cost of membership. It's a good service, but it's only worth joining if you can afford the cost of membership.