DOBA is definitly not one of the best warehouse to use. They are not even in the running.
The prices are very high for a wholesaler. (I have my markup at 18%, I can barely make anything on a sale once all of my expenses are factored in.)
The turn around for an order is long, usually three or four days from the time an order is placed to the time that they send an email that the order shipped. Meanwhile, I have customers wanting to know when I am shipping their order. ( I can't give them an answer) You need a day just to verify addresses and payment before placing the order with the warehouse. So it might turn into 5 days before an item is on it's way to a customer.
You pay a monthly or annual fee and still have to pay dropship fees. DOBA should require the suppliers eliminate the dropship fees
The only positive note is quite an extensive variety of products are offered, but DOBA is only the midddle man here.
I would not recommend DOBA to anyone, even on a trial basis. The prices are high ( little to no profit potential. We are doing this to make at least a little money, right?) . Membership fees are getting higher. (my last fee was $280.00) My membership will be expiring in three months, I see that my next annual fee will be $399.90. There is no way in H*** that I will renew my membership with DOBA.
Doba has an affiliation with my website host, that's how I got signed with them.
Don't make a mistake and loose money to DOBA.
There are lots of wholesalers offering the same products.
Trying to survive with an internet store is hard enough and there are too many companies trying to take away your earned income.
If anyone has had a good experience with DOBA post your comments.