Static vs. New Style IDs
New Style IDs
If you anticipate that a product may change over time or if you just want to avoid the appearance of a product being reused from season to season, we recommend creating a brand new Product in Brandboom each time and giving it a new Style ID to help differentiate between different "versions".
For example, an existing Product might have the Style ID of "W18-DRESS". When the next season comes, we will create a new Product with Style ID of "W19-DRESS" and set the old "W18-DRESS" to Inactive.
Even though they represent the same essential product being sold, they have different identities in Brandboom for record keeping purposes.
This will allow you to track the different "versions" of a product as it evolves. When you generate reports, having different Style IDs allows you to differentiate between the various versions as the product changes through time.
If you don't to this and instead you modify the Style ID of an existing Product in Brandboom, you will overwrite any previous records with the new information, which means you will not be able to differentiate between versions. For example changing "W18-DRESS" to "W19-DRESS" will erase all history of "W18-DRESS," and "W19-DRESS" will appear everywhere.
Static Style ID
If you don't anticipate any changes to a product or don't mind the product appearing the same from selling season to selling season, you can apply a simple Style ID which doesn't contain additional information for different versions.