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

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 […]

How can we help you sell more personalised products?

Our business exists because selling & fulfilling orders for Personalised & On Demand Products is very different from selling traditional products. Our key objective is to help our customers generate more orders and many of our products & services are focussed on […]

Evode Partnership Announcement

We are delighted to announce that we have teamed up with Evode Group Ltd as their technical partner to make sure their exciting ranges of licensed product can made available worldwide and easily integrated by retailers, blog and website owners

Evode […]

Design Your Own Magnum 

If you wanted any evidence that customisation is just about the biggest thing happening in retail today then this photograph of the design your own Magum shop in Rome should help.

At Custom Gateway we get involved in a lot of […]

New Magento Extensions Add Extra Features for Personalised Products

Judging by the downloads from Magento Connect our Personalise-iT extension for Magento is very popular so we thought you might be interested to find out more information about some other useful features we can help you add to your magento […]

Doodlehut Offers Personalised & Print on Demand

With more than 100 different types of products all produced in house Doodlehut has to be one of the best product ranges for personalised and on demand

As well as being able to upload your own content they have also used […]

Creation Express Website Goes Live

Instore Personalisation pioneers Creation Express have now launched a website to support their ever expanding network of franchises and expand the range of products they are offering

To support their network of 300 plus franchise outlets we have developed a new […]

Watermelon Licensed Content Added to Custom Gateway

As part of our strategy to add licensed content to our product offering we are delighted to announce that we have now added the Watermelon range to our portfolio. trading under the CustomisedbyMe brand we can now offer our customers the opportunity […]

Introducing Embroidery On Demand with No Minimum Order

We are pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with Europe’s largest embroidery provider Slickstitch.

Slickstitch have over 1000 embroidery heads in a state of the art factory in the Midlands and for the right overall volumes can offer prices for […]

Amazon Marketplace Integration Now Live for Products & Orders

The Amazon marketplace is probably the leading eCommerce sales platform in the world for on demand products with millions sold everyday so we thought it was important that you could both publish your print on demand products from Gateway CPP […]

5% of UKs Top 100 Sites are Dedicated to Personalised

It is hard to ignore the dramatic rise in sales of personalised or customised products and it is not surprising to see that over 5% of the UKs Top 100 eCommerce Websites are specialist personalisation retailers. Just take a look […]

Dropship Gifting Enabled for Mitsubishi Photo Kiosks

When it comes to sublimation photo printers then Mitsubishi have always been acknowledged as one of the leading players with their printers powering 1000s of kiosks and photo booths around the world

With the market for photo gifts continuing to expand […]

New Roland & Custom Gateway Partnership for Instore Announced

-As part of our strategy to team up with best in class printer manufacturers we are delighted to announce a new partnership between Roland DG (UK) and Custom Gateway to create a fully featured system to enable retailers, sports & leisure […]

Gateway OMS V2 Beta Available

For many years now Gateway OMS has been processing thousands of orders a day for personalised and on demand products either creating the artwork and managing the full production process or routing the orders/artwork to other systems.

This has given us […]