- Last update: 30th November 2017
- I want to start my Salehoo review by talking about what Salehoo is, what you get as a member, how useful it is, and then compare it to some of the alternatives available - like Worldwide Brands and Doba.
- For several years I’ve been earning money online, and one of the businesses I've been successful with is trading on sites like eBay and Amazon, as well as my own e-commerce store. I also promote products as an affiliate.
- Setting up a store on eBay or even your own e-commerce site is a lot easier than it was a few years ago, but the part that can still be difficult is finding reliable wholesalers and dropshippers to buy stock from.
- That's why 'supplier directories' like Salehoo exist - to connect you with reputable wholesalers and dropshippers. But is Sale Hoo really worth joining and how does it compare to the top alternatives? Read this Salehoo review to find out.
What is Salehoo?
- Salehoo is a directory of over 8,000 (as of 2017) wholesalers, drop shippers and manufacturers from around the world. The Salehoo website says that there are currently over 1.6 million products available from these suppliers.
- Salehoo is based in New Zealand and was founded in 2005. Most of the suppliers you'll find listed in the Salehoo database are from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, China and the United States.
- In Salehoo's members area you can search for suppliers and their products (you can search by name, category, etc.). Contact details for each supplier are available, so you can get in touch with them directly and start buying their products at wholesale prices.
- It has good coverage of product categories - ranging from video games to garden equipment. There are about 70 categories of products listed in total.
- Unreliable or scam suppliers are a big problem when searching for wholesalers/drop-shippers online and all of the main suppliers directories (including Salehoo and Worldwide Brands) perform some sort of check to try to protect their members from these.
- Salehoo's method is to screen new suppliers before adding them to their directory. There are also reviews/ratings for each supplier (like eBay) on Salehoo.
How Much Does Salehoo Cost and What do I Get?
- Salehoo membership costs $67 a year. This is for the basic membership that includes access to the directory and a few free extras (including forum access, tutorials and their 'market research labs' tool).
- If you sign up to Salehoo they will suggest some premium add-ons as well - and these will cost extra. At the time of writing this review, the 'Online Store Builder' costs at least $27 per month, and Salehoo's 'Online Selling Tactics' costs an extra $247.
- These premium extras can be useful, but they are optional - many people just join the Salehoo directory, which is the core of the product.
Can I Make Money with Salehoo?
- Although Salehoo don't guarantee that their supplier's prices are the lowest you will find, they do have a lot of them so you would expect to be able to find what you're looking for at a reasonable trade price.
- Salehoo does have a good reputation and many people buy at low enough prices to make a profit selling online or in stores.
- There is a problem though and it is the same for many directories and suppliers not just Salehoo: not all of the items listed are cheap enough to sell profitably on eBay. In some cases, I've heard of goods selling for less on eBay than through a wholesaler.
- But don't be disappointed if not everything is cheap enough to sell on eBay; it's the same with most - if not all - other directories too. Sale Hoo is a good directory and there will be products you can sell from there - and other directories - for a profit on eBay, or your own store.
Is Salehoo Worth buying and What are the Alternatives?