Doba is one of the most popular sources of drop shipped products on the Internet, along with Ali Express and DH Gate, so I want to post a quick overview of the key features of Doba and compare it to sites like AliExpress.com.
What is Doba?
Doba is a website with an exclusive members area – membership costs between $29 and $249 a month but can go even higher. Members of Doba.com are able to search through over two million products available at trade prices (Doba guarantees to be the cheapest drop shipper) and order any of them to be drop shipped directly to their customers. It's great not having to maintain stock or fulfil orders yourself, and for many certainly worth the monthly membership fee.
There is no risk buying from Doba, unlike individual suppliers, because you are dealing directly with Doba – a multi-million dollar business that was founded in 2002 and has millions of satisfied customers. It's a bit like a wholesale version of Amazon – where you can order products to be delivered directly to your customers instead of keeping them in stock yourself.
How Does Doba Compare to the Alternatives?
There are two main competitors to Doba – DHGate.com and AliExpress.com. Both of these are marketplaces for Chinese wholesalers and drop shippers to sell their goods to the world, and they are both free to use. While they provide a great service and mostly good quality products, there are two disadvantages to these sites:
1. The quality of products and reliability of suppliers varies
2. Delivery is very slow as it's from China
These are two areas where Doba really does have the advantage, even now in 2018.