Top 10 Wholesale Dropshipping Suppliers in 2019

Nahar Geva

16 May 2019

Starting a new business can be complicated at first.  There are many questions you have to ask yourself before start.


Here’s one: do you want to spend endless hours building your own stock, selling your own products from a supply that you have to constantly replenish?


If that sounds a little too time consuming, you might be interested in a different business model.


Dropshipping is a great business to venture in, especially if you know which suppliers to work with, and which markets would be best for your product.


Do you see yourself selling on eBay or Amazon, or both?  


When starting out as a dropshipper, you may not know where to look for a reliable supplier.


To get you started, I have curated a list of the top ten dropshipping suppliers that can benefit e-commerce businesses all over the world. These are the best of the best, so choose from the one that works best for your business, and you’ll be one huge step closer to a successful dropshipping business.

  1. Wholesale2b


Wholesale2B


Membership Cost: $0 - $83 / Monthly

Item Categories: Apparel & Clothing | Electronics | Pet Supplies | Baby Products | Computers | Bath & Bedding | Cell Phones | Collectibles

Integrate With: eBay | Amazon | Bonanza | Google | Shopify | Ecwid | WooCommerce | BigCommerce

Drop Ship Region: Global


Wholesale2b is an all-inclusive dropshipping service. You can start with a free membership that allows you to review their products and services before committing to a plan. In order to use their tools and services, however, you'll need to choose a plan(s) that best suits your business.


Wholesale2B Pricing


With Wholesale2b, you can actually subscribe to multiple pricing plans so that you can run your dropshipping business on multiple platforms at the same time, like Amazon and eBay, for example. Each plan is billed separately, and you can add or remove them at any time.


If you prefer to do things more manually, there’s a DIY option that allows you to copy and paste product info yourself while paying an annual fee of $67 to use Wholesale2b just to fulfill your orders.



Wholesale2B DIY Price


One cool feature that Wholesale2b gives you is the ability to start your own website with them. This takes out all the challenges that come along with building your own e-commerce site. Not to mention you’ll have both your site and supplier on the same platform, making them easy to manage together.


  1. Chinabrands


Chinabrands


Membership Cost: $0


Item Categories: Clothing | Jewelry | Watches | Electronics | Pet Supplies | Baby Products | Computers | Bath & Bedding | Cell Phones | Collectibles


Integrate With:  eBay | Amazon | Shopify | Walmart | Sears | Wish | AliExpress | Alibaba | NewEgg | Lazada | Linio | JD | Cdiscounts | PrestaShop | DHgate | Tradera | Shopee | ToBox | Kilimall | Priceminister | GMarket | Joom | MercadoLibre | Qoo10 | DD4 | Rumall | Online | Others


Drop Ship Region: Global, including China.


Chinabrands is a global wholesale and dropshipping platform. With access to over 250 countries and 170+ product categories, they are leading the way as B2B suppliers. Their fully optimized API system has simplified end to end integration for all members.


Chinabrands dropshipping business


In general, Chinabrands’ shipping and handling can take anywhere from 7-25 days to most countries. However, even as an international company, they offer optional next-day delivery. Chinabrands has local overseas warehouses built in 12 countries, making it easy to deliver to several regions fast.


There are no added membership costs in order to join Chinabrands. Once you sign up, you can register your company and add funds in order to utilize their services. Given that Chinabrands is an international company, there are several options for recharging your funds.


Chinabrands payment options


Currently, they have a VIP point system based on how much you sell with them. As your status grows, you gain more benefits and discounts on future orders. You can check out their membership rules for more details on this.

  1. Doba


Doba


Membership Cost: $29 - $249 / Monthly


Item Categories: Apparel | Automotive | Books | Electronics | Entertainment | Health | Home | Kids | Sports


Integrate With: eBay | Amazon (Professional Selling Plan Only) | Shopify | BigCommerce | 3dCart | Volusion | Magento


Drop Ship Region: Global


Doba is a marketplace for suppliers to offer their dropshipping services. When you join Doba, you have access to inventory from hundreds of warehouses that will supply your inventory without you having to pay anything upfront.


How Doba works


As a member, you have 4 different plans to choose from that suit businesses of any size. It ranges from Basic, for $29 per month, to Enterprise, at which point you have to contact them directly to discuss pricing.


Each plan comes with an array of benefits, but you always have the opportunity to start off with a two-week free trial. The trial includes benefits from both the Basic and Advanced Plan.


Doba pricing


Doba is based in Utah, but that doesn’t mean it makes deliveries any faster. Your delivery speed will depend on which supplier your inventory is ordered from. Shipping and handling fees may also change depending on the warehouse location.


Doba has one of the richest features sets of any platform on the market. These include Elite Seller Report, Doba Deals, Curated Product Lists, Supplier Scorecard, among other things.  


  1. Dropshipper


dropshipper


Membership Cost: $30 / Monthly


Item Categories: Apparel | Jewelry | Automotive/Tools | Home | Books | Electronics | Kids | Health | Beauty | Outdoors | Pets | Sports


Integrate With: eBay | Amazon | Shopify | WooCommerce | BigCommerce | Volusion | Jet.com | WordPress | Your Website


Drop Ship Region: Global


Much like Doba, Dropshipper is also a marketplace for several suppliers. With a success rate of over 99%, they are among the most trusted platforms for drop shippers. This is due to their transparency when it comes to their pricing and resources.


Members of Dropshipper pay a monthly fee of $29.99 in order to have access to their 2 million products. With such a vast selection of products, you can really narrow down your niche and face your business model head-on.


In addition to the products available to you, you will also have access to their eBay and Amazon Data Export, Custom Data Export (all formats), Elite Seller Report, and Live Chat Support. Another feature to consider is their simple return processing. This can come in handy when eBay’s return policy is working against you.


dropshipper return processing



  1. SaleHoo


SaleHoo


Membership Cost: $67 / Annually


Item Categories:  Apparel | Shoes | Jewelry | Antiques/Collectables | Baby | Books | Business | Electronics | Auto | Entertainment | Food & Beverage | Home | Beauty | Sports | Toys | Outdoosr


Integrate With: eBay | Amazon | Shopify


Drop Ship Region: Global


SaleHoo is a dropship and wholesale supplier directory service. When you sign up with them, you get access to over 1.5 million branded products and over 8,000 vetted suppliers to continuously dropship from. In addition, you’ll have 24/7 call support and unlimited training as you start or grow your business.


How SaleHoo works

What is SaleHoo’s Market Research Lab?

SaleHoo’s Market Research lab is a program that allows you to review your favorite products before you add them to your business. When looking over the products, SaleHoo shows you their average retail price, competition level, and it’s sell rate.  


As you’re choosing the products, you can tailor the search to find products that fit your budget and see what’s trending. Once you see the products you like, you can save them to compare them all. Ultimately, you want affordable products that will make you money by selling quickly. SaleHoo’s Market Research Lab makes it simple for you to find these.



SaleHoo Market Research Lab


As for the pricing, it’s an annual fee of $67. SaleHoo explains that it only comes out to $5.58 per month, however, they don’t have a monthly payment plan. The good thing is that you have a risk-free 60-Day money back guarantee if you’re not satisfied with their directory.

  1. Dropship Direct


Dropship Direct


Membership Cost: $0


Item Categories: Home Decor | Pet Care | Food | Health Supplements | Beauty | Sporting Goods | Outdoor| Gifts | Automotive Accessories | Apparel | Electronics


Integrate With: eBay | Amazon | Shopify | WooCommerce | BigCommerce | Magento | PrestaShop | opencart  


Drop Ship Region: Europe, North America, and Canada.


Dropship Direct is a general dropshipping supplier. When you sign up with them, you have access to browse through 100,000 different wholesale products. Once you see the products you want to sell, you can download their records using their WholesaleFiles program.


WholesaleFiles is the software that allows you to download inventory files for your storefront. It provides pre-formatted product records, making it simple to import into your other e-commerce software. Currently, the program only supports a limited amount of storefronts. Should your marketplace not be listed, they offer a Custom Campaign file builder for your specific business.


Wholesale Files


Once you advertise the products and sell them, you can make a wholesale purchase order at Dropship Direct using several methods, including cart checkout, email, or even FTP. Their shipping generally takes about 3-5 business days, but over a quarter of their products can be shipped in 1-2 business days.

  1. Dropship News


Dropship News screenshot


Membership Cost: $0


Item Categories: General


Integrate With: Depends on Supplier


Drop Ship Region: Depends on Supplier


Dropship News is simply a free supplier directory. When you use the directory, you can feel safe knowing that the founder, Daniel Barrett, knows what he’s showing you. Having owned three dropshipping business, he made Dropship News to guide others through their journey.


Along with 150 suppliers in the directory, including Doba and Dropshipper, Dropship News offers dropshipping guides on their site. These guides are essentially blog posts that share knowledge about the dropshipping e-commerce industry.

  1. Alibaba


Alibaba screenshot


Membership Cost: $0


Item Categories: Electronics | Home & Garden | Apparel | Beauty/Personal Care | Jewelry/Accessories | Others


Integrate With: Depends on Suppliers


Drop Ship Region: Asia, Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Africa.


Alibaba is a world known marketplace to both sell and resell. Having over 20 million products available and almost 3,800 suppliers, it is the largest platform for global wholesale trade. Members of Alibaba consist of manufacturers, trading companies, or resellers trading in bulk.


It is important to understand that Alibaba does not supply exclusively for the purpose of dropshipping. Instead, they connect wholesale buyers to suppliers and ensure all customer orders are shipped accordingly. And, unlike AliExpress where you can purchase as little as one item, you are buying everything in bulk.


Chart showing how to place an order on Alibaba



It’s free to join Alibaba, but you must verify your business first. There may be additional costs involved for customized products.


  1. Sunrise Wholesale


Sunrise Wholesale screenshot


Membership Cost: $49 Monthly  / $199 Annually


Item Categories: Accessories | Jewelry | Auto | Bath/Body | Home | Garden | Security | Water Fountains | Toys | Tools | Others


Integrate With: eBay | Amazon | Shopify | BigCommerce


Drop Ship Region: Global


With 20 years of business, Sunrise Wholesale has been offering drop shippers thousands of products to sell. Currently, they have over 30,000 products and more than 20 product categories to choose from - including popular, recognizable brands.


List of brands on sunrise wholesale


Members can opt for can be either a monthly or yearly plan. The only difference between the two plans is that the annual payments save you $389 total. If you’re not sure of the commitment you want to make, perhaps a monthly payment plan is the best option. Either way, both have a 7-day free trial period and the option to cancel any time.


Shipping goes through USPS, FedEx, or UPS. Shipping costs will vary between each product line, as some carriers have flat rates and others don’t. Be sure to review your products’ shipping rate before listing them and charging for shipping.  

  1. Global Sources


Global Sources


Membership Cost: $0 - ???


Item Categories: Fashion | Lifestyle | Electronics | Hardware


Integrate With: Depends on suppliers


Drop Ship Region: Global


Global Sources has over 1 million buyers using them daily to supply their businesses. Whether you have a physical or online storefront, you can use their directory to find the right supplier. Altogether, you’ll have millions of products to choose from.


Global Sources is similar to Alibaba in that it connects buyers to suppliers. The cool thing about them is that you can actually negotiate with suppliers on quality, price, and payment terms. This certainly gives you the opportunity to get the best deal possible with your favorite suppliers.