I know what you're thinking after reading the headline: not another Worldwide Brands review! But don't worry – I'm not going to just talk about worldwide Brands again. I'm going to compare it to it's closest competitor, another directory of certified suppliers called Salehoo.
Both Salehoo and Worldwide Brands are directories of certified drop shippers, manufacturers and of course wholesalers. They list suppliers from around the world, and from them millions of products that are available at trade prices. The membership for Worldwide Brands is $249 as of 2018 (there's a $50 discount at the moment) and Salehoo costs $67 per year.
Although Worldwide Brands starts off as the most expensive of the two, as the $249 is for lifetime membership and there are no extra costs, it works out to be cheaper than Salehoo (which has an annual fee of $67) after about four years. As well as access to all of the contacts in their directories, these membership fees entitle you to use extras like market research tools, forums and customer support as well.
The biggest differences between the two directories though is the number of products that you can buy from the wholesalers and drop shippers listed inside. While both Salehoo and Worldwide Brands have about 8,000 suppliers listed, Salehoo lists only about 2.5 million products from these suppliers whereas Worldwide Brands has over 16 million in total as of 2018.