How Salehoo Compares...
Before joining Salehoo, I spent a little bit of time reading what other people had to say about the program. I was kind of concerned over the bipolar reaction that I found throughout the web. Some sites thought Salehoo is the greatest thing since sliced bread. Other websites went on and on about what a scam Salehoo is. In most cases like this, the scam websites are correct. Once I bought into the program, though, I was pleasantly surprised that the program is actually quite good! Most of these "scam" websites went on and on about Salehoo offering you something that you can already get for free. To some degree, this is true. Salehoo does not offer the one-stop shopping process that Doba offers. It simply finds wholesalers, dropshippers and liquidators and directs them to their website.
I tried finding my own dropshippers using google, and after about an hours worth of work, I found about a dozen websites. But now what? I have 12 websites, which I know nothing about. Further, to find and compare product prices, I need to hunt through each of these websites and hopefully find what I am looking for. And if I do find the products at the right price, then what do I do? Salehoo solves all of these problems in a very simple manner. Even though the products are not sold directly on their website, the supplier products are categorized accordingly. To help protect its clients, the folks at Salehoo buy and test the products of new suppliers they introduce. This is critical when you consider buying from some of the high-risk, overseas suppliers. Their database currently has over 5000 suppliers and is updated nearly on a daily basis. The extra work required to communicate with the supplier directly rewards you with both lower prices and larger selection of products. And if you cannot find the product you are looking for in the directory, their forum staff and participants are an excellent resource to help you find suppliers.
For the newbie, Salehoo does provide a reasonable library of free eBooks and software tools, plus an exclusive online forum and live chat support. For a one-time fee of $67, I personally feel that you get a lot for the money. No recurring costs and updated, exclusive access to their ever-growing and pre-tested supplier list makes this a good value for those looking to sell products online.
My biggest problem with Salehoo is their mix of "middlemen" suppliers and true wholesale/dropshippers. It is tough to distinguish the two. The ONLY program that I have found to cater solely to providing you with "true" wholesale and dropshippers still is Worldwide Brands. I suppose it comes down to what you want to pay for products and where they come from.
I personally do not think that Salehoo is the overall solution, but for some who cannot afford the Worldwide Brands product, but wants to gain insight into this industry, Salehoo is not a bad alternative.