OrbitKit tries to make your design database as "live" as possible - it doesn't just abandon exhibits after they are published to venues.

If you change the name, description, or tags of your designs (even in bulk using the bulk editor), OrbitKit will re-sync this data to anywhere it has been published. It may take a while if you change thousands of designs (we don't want to overwhelm the platforms!) but it will eventually complete.

You can also make changes to the blueprint (say, to change pricing or product colors) and re-sync this information with OrbitKit. It's not automatic; OrbitKit does not have any way of knowing that you've updated the blueprint. There are manual "Sync Exhibits" buttons on the OrbitKit pages for Venues and Blueprints (and for individual exhibits on the Design page). Again, this may take a while to process.

OrbitKit understands two kinds of sync, an abridged sync of just name/desc/tags, and a full sync which compares and updates blueprint information (and usually takes much longer). We try to take the option that makes the most sense; if you add a tag, we use the abridged sync; if you perform a manual sync, we use the full sync.

Some platforms are special:

  • Teespring does not allow anyone to update price, assortment, or art position after launch.
  • Redbubble doesn't support an abridged sync, so we do a full sync every time.

Caution

When OrbitKit syncs, it overwrites whatever is published at the venue. If you edit your designs at the venue afterwards, OrbitKit may overwrite your changes later! Even if you do nothing - sometimes we find minor issues in the publishing process and re-sync exhibits on your behalf. Treat OrbitKit as the master database.

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