Doba is a popular and easy to use drop shipping service, and Worldwide Brands is a directory of certified wholesalers and drop shippers. They sound similar, and in many ways they are – as they appeal to mostly the same customers, but there are some key differences as well which I'm going to explore in this post.
Worldwide Brands is a directory of certified drop shippers and wholesalers – there are about 8,000 in total and from these suppliers about 16 million products are available to buy at wholesale prices. Membership costs $299 ($249 with the discount that's available in June) and it comes with extras including a market research tool.
However, while you can search by product keyword in the Worldwide Brands members area, you need to contact each supplier individually to buy from them.
Doba is a service for e-commerce stores that want goods drop shipped to their customers directly. Doba lists more than two million products that are available from drop shippers on it's website and promises to deliver them all to your customers. It's easy to use, but can be expensive.
There are no extra tools with Doba and it costs at least $30 a month to be a member.
Worldwide Brands is better value for money and much more flexible, but Doba is very easy to use – so if you're looking for low prices and flexibility then WWB is better, but if you just want drop shipping to be easy then Doba is probably the best for you.
This won't be the only Doba review online – but it will be a quick summary of what Doba is and what the good and bad points about it are.
What is Doba?
Doba is a site that re-sellers on eBay and Amazon often use to get goods drop shipped to their customers. Doba is easy to use, but expensive to join – at $59.95 a month, every month that you are a member. There are also additional costs for extras that Doba offers.
It works like this: you log into Doba, search for a product, buy it at a wholesale price and have it sent directly to your customer.
The good thing is that it's easy, really easy in fact. The bad points are:
1. You do not get to buy wholesale or in bulk
2. You do not get to negotiate on price directly with your suppliers as it's all handled through Doba, which acts as the middleman.
3. It's not as cheap as dealing with wholesalers or some drop shippers directly
4. You have to pay every month you use it
Doba is mainly recommended for beginners to selling online and on sites like eBay, but as your business becomes bigger you will probably need to build your own supplier relationships – and that's where alternatives like Sale Hoo and Worldwide Brands become potentially more useful than Doba.