Yanbal has traditionally succeeded through Catalog Sales and a strong personal contact between their consumer and its salesforce. Technology, on the other hand, and specifically digital access, has become an important part of everyday activities. How would technology affect this business model? Will the purchase decisions and even the actual purchase be affected with the irruption of mobile devices and online access in Yanbal's consumer base? This paper will analyze its possible impact on the current business model through the combination of two innovative research methodologies: behavioral tracking and online communities.
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