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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

Top Features to Help Designers Create Great Personalised Products

Over the past few years we have put together a range of tools to help designers create amazing personalised products. All of these options are standard features when creating product templates in the Custom Product Platform 

It is important for any […]

Aurebesh Language Helps Illustrate Font Options Available in Gateway CPP

The range of fonts available and the ability to add your own fonts is a key strength of our Custom Product Platform. The example below illustrates this well – if you add your text you will see it change on […]

Comic Con Showcase for New Retail Concepts

For the last 6 months we have been working hard to roll out some exciting new retail concepts for personalised and on demand products so we are really pleased to be launching 3 brand new solutions in the Marvel Hall […]

New Star Wars Ranges Launched for Last Jedi Release

With only about a month until the Last Jedi hits our screens retailers are focussing on getting some exciting new Star Wars merchandise onto their shelves for Christmas. This is great news for personalised or on demand products as no […]

Personalised Football Gifts Gets Live Preview and More Clubs

Football fans love personalised products as they are a great way to create something unique featuring something they are passionate about. For many years PersonalisedFootballGifts.co.uk has been a popular website for football gifts and merchandise and had been looking for […]

New Roland Instore Print Integration

As announced in April this year we have been working closely with Roland to put together a complete instore printing solution for their unique Direct UV Printers, Engravers & Vinyl Printers. We are delighted to have a few sites now live […]

New Order Manager Lite for Instore & Supplier Updates

In Gateway OMS we have a comprehensive off the shelf system designed especially for the management of orders and artwork for personalised & customised products.

However not all suppliers need a full system as they may have their own systems or […]

The Entertainer Launch Create Your Own Website

Leading UK toy retailers The Entertainer have made their first move into the fast expanding personalised products market with their new Create Your Own micro site. Focussed on personalised licensed products from some of the world’s most iconic entertainment brands […]

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 […]