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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

Integrated Labels for Job & Despatch Sheets Help Save Time

Integrated label sheets are a simple but very effective way of improving your workflow when producing orders of single products. They can now be used in 3 separate areas of our OMS Workflow which are explained below

How Big is The Global Personalised Gifts Market?

With the global market for personalised products continuing to grow at almost 10% year on year retailers really cannot afford not to get involved. We have created the quick guide below to make it easier for everyone to see where […]

New Website to Promote New On Demand Ranges in The Virtual Product Warehouse

Everyday hundreds of new products are now being uploaded to the Virtual Product Warehouse by our supplier partners and design team so we thought it was important to create a separate website to showcase the content now available to retailers

VirtualProductWarehouse.com […]

Virtual Product Warehouse Gets An Update

The “Content” tab for Gateway CPP users has got a new name to reflect its increase value to retailers . The Virtual Product Warehouse features an increased number of products from the leading global dropship suppliers all available in the […]

Where Does Personalisation Happen?

Advances in printer technology, software platforms and customer demand have seen an increase in the number of retailers offering mass customisation or personalised options. Detailed below is an infographic that shows the increasing number of locations where personalisation takes place

New Dream Team and Legends Products Are Great New Options for Selling Personalised Football Products

For many years our classic Personalised Dressing Room Photo has been a great seller for football fans around the world. With Football becoming even more popular globally we have been looking to create other personalised products that will also catch […]

Reducing Delivery Costs & Making International Sales Easier

When you are specialising in producing and delivering orders of a single product then the cost of shipping often makes up a high percentage of the overall consumer cost – so as more than 20 million orders now pass through […]

What is The Difference Between A Custom Product Card and a Conventional Gift Card?

At this years Spring Fair we are officially launching our solution to allow shops to sell personalised products instore without investing in a kiosk Custom Product Cards

We have been asked a few times what is the difference between a Custom […]

Helping Deliver Flowers Direct to Consumers

Flowers are one of the most popular on demand products in the UK with millions of transaction being delivered direct to homes every month from orders placed on ecommerce websites

Flamingo Horticultural are one of the UKs top wholesalers for many […]

Launching the Virtual Product Warehouse at the Spring Fair

We are really excited to be taking our new Virtual Product Warehouse concept to the Spring Fair over the next few days. We have what we believe is the World’s largest selection of personalised products available for retailers to download […]

Helping Scribbler Deliver Different Types of Personalised Cards

If you have a bit of wicked sense of humour then you may well already be a fan of Scribbler Cards so we were really excited to get the chance to work on the personalisation options for their new website scribbler.com

As […]

Understanding Mass Customisation Content Types & What They Are Used For

Record Sales for Personalised Products in 2018 Q4

In a difficult Q4 for many retailers it was good to see that personalised gifts continued to grow in popularity – confirming the findings of the Global Personalised Gifts Survey released last year suggesting that the market will continue to […]

Our Product Selector App Increases Your Selling Options

A customised or personalised product can often provide you with multiple options for the same SKU and many retailers only really want to list a single product so we have developed a product selector you can add to your personalisation app or […]

More Auto Order Routing & Batching Options Added

One of the most powerful and popular features of our Order & Workflow Manager is the ability to auto route and / or batch orders. This is traditional done based on product type or retailer but we have been asked […]

Treat Gifts Join Supplier Network

Treat Gifts are a leading supplier of personalised gifts and have over 2500 product lines available for dropship fulfilment in the UK so they are a great addition to our supplier network with their product now available via Gateway CPP […]

10 Reasons Why Using Our Platform is Better than Trying to Develop Your Own

We often get asked who is your biggest competitor and although there are now many companies that do some of what we do there are not many that can provide a full platform and network for mass customisation and on […]

Givftstation Launch Up Market Range of Photo Gifts

Nanoco Ltd have launched  a new concept store combining  “an endless aisle“ with an exciting online/mobile webshop in London’s W12 Westfield Mall designed to communicate the new Givftstation brand, showcasing the depth and breadth of Personalisation possible and introducing their […]

New Asia Office Now Open for Business

We are excited to announce that our new office in Hong Kong is now open and spreading the mass customisation and on demand products message in China, Japan & the rest of Asia. This now means we have offices in […]

More Off The Shelf Integration Options With Zapier

We wanted to take this opportunity to introduce you to Zapier a rather clever piece of cloud based software that we have now integrated with Gateway OMS and set up a series of off the shelf integrations for you This […]

DPD Integration Now Live

When you are fulfilling an order with a batch size of 1 it is critical that you have no manual processes so shipping integration is essential and we are pleased to announce our new DPD integration is now live

DPD are […]