So, you've just paid up the rather high $299 membership fee for the WorldwideBrands directory and you've got an online store set up with Shopify – what should you do now?
Shopify is a great tool for setting up a new online store as fast and easily as possible. It comes with hundreds of apps – even a few that allow you to import products directly from sites like DHGate and Ali Express and sell them on your store. Even more than that you can manage inventory and automate the fulfilment of your orders with drop shippers sending goods directly to your customers through these apps.
The problem with sites like Ali Express though is that they mostly ship from China – and as a result the time it takes for goods to reach the USA is very long. This is especially a problem if you are working with a drop shipper, as many of your orders will get lost in the post or arrive too late.
Worldwide Brands solves this problem though it creates another. When you buy from Worldwide Brands, you have to contact each supplier individually – and deal with them offline. That makes automating your store virtually impossible, but at least with Worldwide Brands you can be certain that the suppliers you deal with are reliable and the products will not take weeks or months to arrive.