There are many paid directories of wholesalers like Worldwide Brands, Salehoo and even Doba, but is it possible to find wholesalers and drop shippers more easily and cheaply?
Although membership sites like Worldwide Brands and Salehoo do offer good value for money – and often their membership fees are worth paying as their verified suppliers can save you a lot of money and time in the long term – there are cheaper alternatives out there.
One such alternative is Ali Express – the Chinese marketplace of wholesalers and drop shippers, and a sister site to Alibaba. Ali Express lists millions of products from very cheap manufacturers and other suppliers that are based in China, but ship to the rest of the world.
You can buy form various suppliers all at once through the Ali Express site, and there are apps like Dropified and Oberlo that allow you to import products and even fulfil orders using these suppliers on your own shopify store – practically automating the whole thing from start to finish.
These sites are free to join, but you have to spend more time researching suppliers as there are no guarantees that they are reliable or even legitimate.
However, if you're looking for cheap suppliers that will drop ship to the USA then you may find more on sites like Ali Express and DHGate than directories like Salehoo and Worldwide Brands