I am a customer and I’ll give you a straight forward answer. It’s a good resource. I signed up for it in 2005. The membership is lifetime not per year, you can’t beat that anywhere. They are always updating their databases so it’s a good fallback. Worldwide Brands is NOT the wholesaler or dropshipper. The site is basically a huge list of everyone (wholesalers/dropshippers) who sell pretty much anything you want to … there are A LOT of really good companies offering high quality products too. There’s companies with no websites, or limited payment options, and there’s companies with really professional websites and all the bells and whistles.
I think you should be realistic about what you want to sell. Definitely something you’re interested in, but keep in my mind that some things are just hard to find wholesalers/dropshippers for (like cell phones, and computers). Worldwide Brands verifies (or so they say) all companies on the listings, and I believe them. I’ve never been ripped off by Worldwide Brands or anyone in their listings. I payed for a similar list and got a pdf file of like 5-10 listings of websites I had already found on google. Worldwide Brands is NOT like that. I just spent over 3 days researching wholesalers for products I want for my site via google, bing, alibaba, and tradekey, and only got 8 verified ones. Then I remembered I had my Worldwide Brands account and decided to look there. I can’t fly around overseas or to trade shows because I’m a single mom with a young child, and also a full-time college student. You could spend hours of your time doing what I did or just purchase the list that someone else has already compiled and verified for you. It’s a little expensive, but it’s worth the money. And again, the membership is for your lifetime. That means 20-30 years from now, there list will be even bigger and even better and you’ll still have access to it if you change your mind, want to sell something different, expand, whatever.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010