The Following applies only to our volume Dealers and Distributors

MAP Policy

Hot Picks USA and their brands, including all packaged guitar picks, guitar straps and Straptight Straplocks, have adopted a Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policy for all of its products sold online and through all avenues of e-commerce.

Policy is as follows: Advertised prices of said Hot Picks USA brand products may not appear on the internet at a retail price less than indicated on the column indicating MAP on our pricing forms.

Hot Picks USA reserves right to change the applicable MAP upon 30 days notice. In addition, customers of Hot Picks USA are responsible for distributing this policy, or otherwise informing their customers who may be resellers if that situation applies.

Infraction Schedule Of Hot Picks USA MAP Policy:
Please note Hot Picks USA will not ship to customers who display Hot Picks goods online at below MAP.

    1. First violation: Hot Picks USA will send customer a MAP violation notice to cure within 48 hrs.
    2. Second violation: Hot Picks USA will suspend customer’s purchasing status for a period of 30 days.
    3. Third violation: Hot Picks USA will suspend customer’s purchasing status indefinitely.

Authority: Hot Picks USA has adopted this MAP Policy unilaterally in furtherance of its independent business strategy and reserves, at its sole discretion, the right to change its MAP Policy and to interpret, enforce and otherwise handle all questions and issues related to the policy. No sales representative or employee of Hot Picks USA has the authority to discuss, change or enforce the policy other than Hot Picks USA management.

Does OverDrive Have Hot Picks Artist Endorsements or do Custom Picks?

We can print small custom orders for anyone! Please submit an email to us for additional information.

"Exclusive" or "Sole Distribution", and "better" pricing for Stores & Distributors

OverDrive has very specific requirements to be considered an "exclusive" or "Sole Distributor" of our products.

In rare circumstances, when an opening order is of large dollar volume, and following orders are also large, we will discuss exclusive deals. Each request will be considered on its own merits, and will be reviewed every 6 months if granted. We do not allow the use of "Exclusive" to be used on any advertising or in talking with customers or stores unless such an arrangement has been agreed upon with OverDrive.

Bank Check Information

At this time, OverDrive will only accept bank checks from U.S. or Canadian Distributors (not stores). Please note: Your order will not ship until the check has cleared!

Terms / On Account Information

All initial orders must be paid via Credit Card or Wire Transfer to establish an initial account. Please contact our Finance Director via the email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any further questions.

Wire Transfer Information

Please inquire for information to assist in wire transferring your funds. For EU countries, we do NOT have an IBAN number, but we do have a SWIFT code for our bank.

Credit Card / PayPal Information

At this time, OverDrive will only accept credit cards from Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover, or PayPal as a payment method. Please inquire for PayPal transfer information.

Freight & Shipping Information

Concordia Freight

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Shipping Method

In order for OverDrive to remain efficient with processing international orders, we have changed our shipping information and guidelines and they MUST be followed. For international shipments we use the following:

  • DHL
  • Concordia Freight
  • USPS (Restrictions on size and weight)

If you decide to use your own shipping company this is OK, however you MUST have all paperwork and/or documents filled out with that shipping company and arrange for them to pick up at our facility. As an example, we do not use UPS or Fed Ex for international shipments but if you have an account with either of these companies, we will send your invoice of merchandise to you via email and you will have to deal directly with that shipper and create your own label for the pickup of merchandise. All we would do at our facility is sign the paperwork when your shipper arrives for pick up. Most countries will allow this process but if your country does not allow this with UPS or Fed EX, you will have to use one of the 3 shipper's that we use.

If you use Concordia Freight, they will ship to a main airport in your country (which is a lot less money). In addition we can get door to door quotes for you as well. You must let us know which method you would prefer before we can get a quote from Concordia.

Continental US Orders are typically sent via UPS but we can accommodate other shipping companies if you have an account with them. Please inquire with your sales rep for details.

Shipping Time

OverDrive will endeavor to get distributor orders packaged and ready to ship within 5-10 business days of a finalized and confirmed Pro Forma invoice. We attempt to ship store orders within 2 business days after you place your order. While we attempt to keep all items in stock at all times, holidays, trade shows and special promotions can cause us to be temporarily out of stock at times. We appreciate your patience!

Shipping Errors

All shipping errors must be reported to OverDrive within 7 business days of delivery to qualify for credit.

New Accounts - Distributor Level Pricing

OverDrive established a policy in 2006 of requiring a minimum opening order and a minimum quarterly re-order level to receive distributor level pricing. We will discuss and evaluate minimum requirements on a store by store in the U.S., or country by country basis for our international distributors.

Licensed Products

Please note, for the licenses that have expired, we do NOT carry anymore stock! Please do not inquire regarding anything shown below that has expired, we can not legally sell these products.

  • 01/01/2007 - 12/31/2009 - Disney (Expired) - Pirate of the Caribbean, Nightmare Before Christmas, High School Musical, Cars, Finding Nemo, Mickey & Friends, Winnie the Pooh, etc.
  • 01/01/2008 - 12/31/2009 - Taylor Swift (Expired)
  • 01/01/2011 - 12/31/2013 - CreatorX / Dimitri Patelis (Expired)
  • 01/01/2012 - 06/30/2014 - Live Nation: AC/DC, Mana, Ozzy, etc. (Expired)
  • 01/01/2006 - 12/01/2016 - Alchemy Gothic UK and Lethal Threat USA (Expired)

Did Hot Picks lose or get "dropped" or cut off from its licenses?

No, absolutely not! Hot Picks had an established contract with all its licensed properties. As a matter of fact, they did so well with the products, they continued to work with Disney after the established end date of March 2009 for another 10 months until Jan 2010 to satisfy the demand.