A Small Virtual Organization Serving the Mexican Market A Small Virtual Organization Serving the Mexican Market

Esperanza Huerta (Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico, Mexico)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 17
DOI: 10.4018/jcec.2006040104
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Fotogenika is a small e-business that was born out of the idea of two young Mexican entrepreneurs. It started its operations in March 2004, and after a few months, it managed to successfully create a small customer base. is the commercial name of a company established in New York City that delivers digital pictures in Mexico. The company serves Mexicans living out of their country who want to keep in touch with their families in Mexico. Owned by Mexicans living in the U.S., Fotogenika understands the strong ties among Mexican families and their need to keep in touch with their family. Fotogenika shows how culture is important to serve customers in America and how to focus on a profitable market niche. Also, this case presents the technology and marketing challenges that small startup e-businesses face, as well. Finally, Fotogenika’s business proposition demonstrates the advantages of displacing a product digitally to where it will be produced and delivered at a low cost.

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