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How can I add a discount to my Invoices?

Discounts are a great way to reward your prompt Clients, or encourage Client loyalty with your work by giving them a deduction from the usual cost of your Items or Services.

In FreshBooks, there are two ways you’re able to apply a discount to your Invoice. You can add it with a percentage-based discount to the entire Invoice, or as a specific line item:

Percentage-Based Discount

  1. Go to the Invoices tab
  2. Click on edit next to an existing Invoice, or the + New Invoice button for a new Invoice
  3. Ensure that some line items have been added to the Invoice and click on the Add a discount link at the bottom of the Invoice
  4. Add a discount link on an invoice.
  5. Enter the percentage of the discount you want to apply. Click away from the box and the discount will now be applied.
  6. Field where you can enter a percentage for a discount to apply on an invoice.

Line Item Discount

  1. Go to the Invoices tab
  2. Click on edit next to an existing Invoice, or the + New Invoice button for a new Invoice
  3. Ensure that some line items have been added to the Invoice first
  4. Then add another line item. This will be your discount. Name the Item something like ‘Discount’, then in the Unit Cost field, enter the discount amount with a – (minus sign) in front:
  5. Negative line item on an invoice.
  6. You’ll now see the discount reflected in the subtotal, and it’ll be really clear to your Client where that discount is applied to.