NFRA Chairman Peter Parkinson said the deal had been in the pipeline for the last few months and would offer lower merchant fees and a host of other advantages to participating companies. They would also benefit from the convenience of optional monthly payments and the assistance of a dedicated claims department for fast and fair resolution of claims.
Willis has over 50 years experience in the local insurance market.
Meanwhile in separate NFRA news, the association has organised a specialised fitters’ course in August. The intensive two day course will cover topics including: Consultative Selling; Podiatry – new developments; Shoe Construction – materials and helpful hints; Fitting theory and practice; Children’s fitting – a special consideration; and Displaying shoes for optimum effect.
The course will be held on the weekend of 14 and 15 August at The Menzies, 14 Carrington Street, Sydney, commencing on the Saturday at 1.00 pm and finishing on the Sunday at 3.30 pm. Cost for NFRA members is $440.00 GST inclusive per person, or for two or more members $400.00 pp (GST inclusive). Cost for non-members is $490.00 GST inclusive or for two or more non-members $450.00 pp (GST inclusive).
NFRA will operate a dedicated stand at Australian Shoe Fair from 29-31 August at Melbourne Exhibition Centre.
For insurance enquiries contact Tara Eames at Willis on 03 8681 9919.
For shoe fitting course enquiries contact Christiane Darmann on 03 8637 4713.