Since I’ve been a member of Salehoo for a few years now, I wanted to help answer the question of whether Salehoo is worth joining or not. It’s not a simple yes or no answer as it will depend on the person thinking of joining and what they’re goals are as well as what level of time and effort they’re willing to invest.
First, It’s important to understand what Salehoo is. It’s primarily a directory of companies that offer products for wholesale, drop shipping or sometimes both. You can click here to learn more about Salehoo as this person goes into a lot of detail about Salehoo including an extremely lengthy Q&A section at the end of post. Now in addition to being a wholesale membership directory it also has a pretty solid education area as well as some tools to help you with research. There’s also a forum where you can ask questions and moderators or other members of Salehoo can answer your questions.
This means Salehoo does not provide specific products for you to purchase wholesale. It’s your job to contact the companies directly yourself, see what their pricing is and see if what they offer is what you’re looking for. This is the part that sometimes confuses people. They join Salehoo thinking that all this will already be done for them. But that’s just not how it works. You have to pick up the phone and call or send an email to ask the companies what their wholesale pricing is like and so on.
For some people, this is the first stumbling block. A lot of people love the idea of having their own online drop shipping business where they’re selling their favorite products and making lots of money. The reality is that your favorite products might not be very profitable to drop ship. So then you’ll have to decide whether you want to buy in bulk and store them at your house or rent warehouse space. Then if you go that route you’ll have to decide how you’re going to ship each item. Depending on the products your selling, after you paid for the product, then paid to have it shipped to you, then paid for that product to be shipped to your customer it may not leave much room for profit.
So it’s important to calculate all these numbers before you place your first order. Now some companies are happy to help new businesses figure some of these things out while others expect you to know what you’re doing. It’s going to be a learning experience if you’re just starting out which is why joining a company like Salehoo can be useful as you not only have a huge directory of wholesale companies to look through, but you have people you can ask questions of if you get stuck.
Considering how reasonable the investment is to join, it’s well worth it for anyone who’s serious about building an online business. The time and effort you’ll save just from having so many wholesale companies in one place is alone worth the cost.
So the bottom line is that if you’re serious about building an online business and if you don’t mind putting some effort into it (such as contacting companies), then Salehoo is a great deal and highly recommended. But, if you’re not sure if this is something you want to do or if you’re expecting Salehoo will find all the great products to sell wholesale for you then it’s probably not be a good idea to join.