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About Andrew Talbot

Custom Gateway CEO & Founder and Mass Customisation Evangelist. Based in the Peak District in the UK enjoys life and the challenge of making the next industrial revolution a reality

What eCommerce Platform is Best for Selling Personalised & On Demand Products

Nowadays there are so many good quality shopping cart solutions available it can be hard to choose which one is best for you. There is less and less reason to develop your own eCommerce system

We often get asked asked which […]

The Different Business Opportunities Available When Using Personalised Products

There is no doubt that the mass customisation process creates some great opportunities to change the status quo with both new business models emerging and changes to existing models becoming possible

The ability to create virtual products quickly and cheaply means companies […]

Why Investment in Technology is the Key to Mass Customisation Business Success

As a company that exists to provide a technology platform for delivering mass customised and on demand products it is always encouraging to hear that the industry leaders feel that technology is the main key to success

In the book “How […]

Personalised Party Launches With Text Synchronisation

Nice to see the Personalised Party Website launched and focussing on the childrens party market place. Really good to see some clever use of personalisation to create personalised party packs – we really like the concept

You can tell a lot of […]

New Advanced Order Batching Features Introduced in OMS V2

Everybody involved in producing personalised products knows that to make money from batches of 1 your production needs to be super efficient so we think these new features in our Order Management System are a really important addition to the […]

Poker Faces Launch Unique Personalised Playing Cards

Always good to see 0ur software tested to its limits so excited to help power My Poker Faces with up to 54 different personalisation options per pack this represents quite a challenge for any off the shelf personalisation solution – which […]

Who Are the Best Football Teams for Merchandise Sales

When it comes to popular licensed products then you will be hard pressed to rival the appeal of football – so if you are looking for content to kick start your personalised product sales then we think our range of live […]

Get Your Own Personalised Grumpy Cat

Memes are one of the most popular ways of sharing your sense of humour on the web and tend to be copied and spread rapidly over social media – think it is also fair to say that Grumpy Cat is the most […]

Managing Your Dropship Suppliers with Gateway OMS

Whatever type of customised, personalised or print on demand product you want to sell Gateway CPP Enterprise customers can enable their suppliers with their own logon so they can create and test their own products. Detailed below are the standard […]

What are the Best Selling Personalised Products in 2017

A common question we get asked is what are the best selling personalised product types & categories so we thought it might be useful to share the vital statistics for 2017. Detailed below is a summary of the most popular […]

3D Star Wars Products Help Launch Our New Instore Kiosk

Setting New Standards for Personalising Products in 3D

Back in 2010 we were the first people to offer a 3D product personalisation / customisation tool using flash which we soon upgraded to HTML5 as it became clear that iOS was going to become the nail in the coffin […]

New Minnie Personalised Style Collection

Gone are the days when personalised products were either low quality products sold at a premium because they were personalised or fairly unimaginative designs trying to stand out because they could have names added.

Better products have been made possible as […]

The Original Personalised Newspaper Site Relaunched with Live Preview

Over 10 years ago in 2007 inthepaper.co.uk launched the first online personalised newspapers so we are delighted that more than a decade later we are able to help roll out some new innovations to the UK’s No1 site for creating […]

Managing Customer Service for Personalised Products

Customer Service for Personalised Products can be a bit of a challenge as many orders are in a batch of 1 so there is potential for a high volume of calls / problems if you are not organisers and on […]

Dreamstime Integration Increases Options for Image Upload

As we love content we have added another image source to the Custom Gateway platform Dreamstime.

Dreamstime is a distinguished leader in stock photography, a major supplier of high quality digital images to the world’s largest advertising agencies, national and international […]

Know Your Lemons Spreading the Word For Breast Cancer Awareness

No doubt that using Personalisation and On Demand products is a good way to raise money and distribute educational materials cost effectively for charities

Know Your Lemons is a really innovative and fun way to raise awareness of Breast Cancer so […]

Royal Mail API Integration Now Available in OMS

When producing products in a batch of 1 integration with  an appropriate shipping system is really business critical – when you are despatching so many single orders you really cannot afford to spend too much time either re-typing address data […]

Will You Be Selling Personalised Star Wars This Christmas?

Real Time Dashboards Help Keep Licensors in Touch

We are delighted to announce our latest innovation for the on demand and personalised licensed content market “Real Time Sales Dashboards”. For many years licensors have wanted to know real time how their products are selling and on what channels

The launch […]

Zapier Now Available to Add Orders to Gateway OMS

We have always been big fans of Zapier as it makes it easy to integrate different software systems with each other so we are really excited to be able to launch our first zap on the zapier platform that will […]