SaleHoo Review 2019 – is it any good?
First we always hear, “is dropshipping dead in 2019?”
NO, unless you do not know how to market and position yourself in the current marketplace.
If you are a beginner then gone are the days when you could start a store and make some money without really marketing beyond FB ads. however the public shopping habits have evolved again and people will not just buy whatever is put in front of them so if you are still drop shipping or looking to start, you just need to SEO your website to an extent, learn to market better and generally up your game and you will still be able to make a ton of money, however you shouldn’t look at this as a “get rich quick scheme”, dropshipping is a real business and the business model has been around for a while.
Whether just getting started or a seasoned marketer then you will need a host of tools to support your store and help you on the way to success.
This article will look at SaleHoo, what it offers, the pros and cons and how effective it is for your business and if it is the right choice for you…
SaleHoo – What is it?
What Is Included
- 8000+ verified suppliers spanning 150 categories.
- Suppliers suitable for all sorts of business sizes – including suppliers with no minimum orders, international shipping and more.
- Access to our Market Research Lab which tells you which products are the hottest and best selling. It also gives you information to help you promote it successfully (such as what auction start times on eBay have had the greatest success).
- Access to real, experienced support staff who will answer your questions and help you find the right supplier for you.
- Access to one of the largest wholesale and online seller discussion forums on the internet.
Who Is It For?
- Beginners who don’t know how to find a supplier, and don’t know which products they should sell online.
- Intermediate and advanced customers who have experience selling online, but are struggling to find legitimate suppliers.
- Intermediate and advanced customers that want to branch into new items, but need information on which items are selling well and information on legitimate suppliers.
First off, this tool is not just for drop shipping, it is also perfect for sourcing products for Amazon FBA and or eBay, as it can be used to source any retail and wholesale products for your business.
SaleHoo offers the ability to get started with your own e-commerce business. This works because as I have learnt having a successful e-commerce business and as many people teach, then one of the keys to being successful, is to get the product selection right and have a great product or something that is in demand.
Getting the right product is such a big part of e-commerce, that many people miss and was the key to my initial success with Amazon FBA. It was also something that I learnt early on with my drop shipping, as I got it slightly wrong and it took a while for me to find the product in my niche that worked.
However once I did, it was then finding the right supplier, i.e a trustworthy supplier who would be able to meet demand. This is what SaleHoo offers, as it will find you the best deals, prices and suppliers for your products, so you can guarantee you are getting a trustworthy supplier, who will ship on time and give you the best price, increasing your profit margin and bottomline.
This is something that is very important and often missed when starting to drop ship, as many people still do not approach this with a business mindset. So this is where you can get an edge on the competition, by adopting the right mindset early on, learn from others mistakes and make sure to get the right product to start.
Still Looking for your Product?
If you are still looking for products, then there are plenty of other tools out there to help with this stage and depending on how you will be selling, Amazon FBA, eBay, Dropshipping, though Amazon itself is always a good starting point to get ideas.
However this article is for once you have found your products or have the ideas and are looking to find the right supplier, calculate your prices and start selling.
So once you have the idea, you will need to find a supplier, now this is where SaleHoo comes into the process as it will collate all the information and suppliers and their prices together and serve it to you. Saving you time and money, to concentrate on selling that actual thing.
With SalesHoo you will have access to their selection of drop shipping / wholesale suppliers and can use their buying power / leverage to get the best prices from trustworthy suppliers allowing you to increase your margins for the best returns and use a trustworthy and verified supplier, removing the doubt of failed and slow shipments to your customers.
They are also not JUST a sourcing tool though, as they do also have a training section, newsletter, which unlike many have useful tips in them. They also have a useful product sourcing tool, called “SaleHoo Labs”, where you can find profitable products with low competition, so if you are looking for your next product or even your first one, they can help here.
So it is worth the cost of the subscription to have a team of previously successful online sellers guiding you with product selection, sourcing and then giving guides and tips for marketing them. For me this justifies the low subscription costs, as I pay more for other less useful tools. So I do recommend this tool. Though let’s take a deeper dive into what it can really do.
Does SaleHoo actually work for dropshipping?
So first, for those who are unfamiliar with drop shipping, it is where you will find a product on ebay, amazon or somewhere else, already for sale, then market it to your audience or on another platform or your own website for a higher price and you are a middleman.
When someone orders from you, you then order it directly from the supplier and send it straight to the customer, so you do not buy and hold stock, you never see or touch the product and do not manage the customer service either as you would just have to arrange a refund and return direct to the supplier.
The common belief is that you have to use aliexpress for suppliers, though that is completely untrue, for one of my stores (dropshipping) the inventory is all based in the EU and comes from another EU wholesale company, which I can then sell with a profit to others without shipping all the way from China.
Salehoo will find suppliers across all of the above websites as they use their own tried and tested directory, so you will find the same items, you would source on ebay, direct from the supplier and for a better price using SaleHoo.
This is what SaleHoo started out doing, putting you in touch with high quality suppliers, which are also checked by SaleHoo, meaning you also won’t have the trouble of dealing with an untrustworthy source, something every drop shipper is afraid of.
So if you are looking to drop ship, then yes you will definitely need to consider getting SaleHoo. Find out more here.
How much? Is SaleHoo really worth it and can I make money using it?
SaleHoo costs $67 for a one off annual subscription fee.
They also offer a $127 lifetime subscription fee, though you can get the 1 year and test it out, then sign up for the lifetime the following year, once your business has flourished.
For this price, you get the directory for suppliers, the sales tools and assistance, that they offer and access to Labs, so you can continue to find the best products for dropshipping around the world, as this will work in any country.
On top of this there is a 60 day money back guarantee, so you are safe with the purchase, that it is not a scam.
Is SaleHoo really worth it, as I am only just starting?
Yes, if you are a beginner I would still recommend it, as it is one of the few tools that can really help you get started on the right track, as I started dropshipping first in 2016 and I made many mistakes to start with and have learnt from them, however now knowing that there are tools like SaleHoo out there, I wish I had this information and support when I started, as this would have saved me time, money and most of all I would have been more successful sooner.
So I do recommend this to beginners and veteran dropshippers alike, as everyone who is selling online and mainly dropshipping, where ever you are based in the world, will be able to use this tool and benefit from it.
Whatever niche you are in, they cover all niches and have been building their supplier directory for many years, so they have a good catalogue to use.
In Summary: SaleHoo is really worth it, they offer a lot of value for the subscription fee, they offer training, assistance and you can even find highly profitable products, using their tool, paving the way for your success.
The benefits of the tool are significant and I think if you look at this as an investment into your business , then you will achieve your goals of financial freedom much sooner.
If you are interested in learning even more about SaleHoo before signing up, here is a link to their own webinar they run, teaching more about dropshipping in 2019 and more about their tool.