Shopify is the most popular e-commerce platform and Worldwide Brands is arguably the most popular directory of certified suppliers – but how well do they work together, if at all?
Shopify has taken the internet by storm – nearly everyone has heard about making money with the simple to use and versatile e-commerce platform (its' also quite cheap too) and as a result there's a lot of demand for products that are both good quality and available from reliable suppliers.
That's where Worldwide Brands potentially comes in. It's known to have the largest list of certified wholesalers and drop shippers – with more than 8,000 suppliers and more than 16 million products from around the world, but mostly in the United States.
The key problem though is that unlike Ali Express, Worldwide Brands does not integrate directly with Shopify – there's no app like Oberlo that allows you to import products and fulfil orders automatically. In fact, it's even worse than that – if you want to buy anything through Worldwide Brands then you have to deal separatly with each seller and buy from them directly. There is no opportunity at all to integrate the two platforms fully.
That's an inconvenience, but it's also a potential advantage too – many other Shopify store owners are lazy, and will not bother to work with Worldwide Brands because of this, so if you do there's a good chance that you'll have some unique products to offer.