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Membership Information

ELIGIBLE BUSINESSES FOR MEMBERSHIP:

  • ORDINARY MEMBER
    Applicants to this form of membership must be

    • Footwear Retailers; or

    • Businesses that maintain as a reasonable proportion of their business, a footwear retailing component that satisfies the Board as representing a substantial component of the business itself.

  • ASSOCIATE MEMBER
    Applicants to this form of membership must be:

    • Suppliers of goods and or services to members and during the term of their membership continue to be so occupied as a major business activity to standards acceptable to the Board;

    • Individuals and businesses in footwear manufacturing and wholesaling, and shoe repairing; or

    • Former industry pe•rsons who wish to remain members and are no longer directly involved in the footwear industry.

BANK MERCHANT SERVICES.

NFRA members receive a benefit of a reduced merchant fee rate with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Currently this is 0.05257% on domestic Visa or MasterCard (excludes Premium, Commercial and International).

New members will need to contact the CBA Merchant Direct Sales on 1800 730 554 for EFTpos machine supply and quote the NFRA Code to obtain the competitive rate. The NFRA code is advised to all new members when they have been accepted as a member by the NFRA Board.

INSURANCE.

NFRA has arranged member access to a specifically tailored Business Insurance package with a leading global insurer, Insurance Solutions.

The Insurance Solutions package provides competitive rates and services for buildings, stock and all other essential business protection such as:
Material loss or damage

  • Automatic 50% seasonal increase of stock for the period November to February (may be adjusted to suit an individual’s requirement).
  • Business Interruption (loss of profits)
  • Public and Products Liability
  • Machinery Breakdown
  • Flood cover

To learn more, please visit the Insurance Solutions web page for NFRA members by clicking here.

EMPLOYEE RELATIONS TELEPHONE ENQUIRIES.

The NFRA has an arrangement with VCCI (Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry) to provide telephone advice on Employee Entitlements and Employer Obligations relating to Retail & Clerical Awards for all states of Australia.

SUMMARY.

We trust that you will find this information useful and informative. The benefits outlined above are available to financial members, and the Board is continually looking for ways to improve your business profitability.

If you are interested in talking to a Board Member, who is also a Footwear Retailer, then feel free to call:-

  • David McKenna ………………(03) 9885 1790
  • Peter Parkinson………………. (03) 9670 3386

 

 



 

© NATIONAL FOOTWEAR RETAILERS ASSOCIATION Email:nfra@assocmanoz.com
Telephone (03) 8637 4713 Postal Address: GPO Box 4401 MELBOURNE VIC 3001
Level 6, Suite 10 365 Little Collins Street MELBOURNE VIC 3000