Frequently Asked Questions

How do I add a Discount to an Invoice?

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 section
  2. Click on New Invoice
  3. Add your Client, Items, and any other information you wish to include on your Invoice
  4. Towards the bottom of your Invoice, you'll see an Add a Discount link:Add discount link.
  5. Click on this, and you'll be able to enter in a percentage discount. Click Add Discount when you're done
    Percentage discount with add discount button.
  6. Now when you save your Invoice, the discount will be displayed at the bottom:Discount balance at bottom of invoice.


Line Item Discount

  1. Go to the Invoices section
  2. Click on New Invoice
  3. Add your Client, Items, and any other information you wish to include on your Invoice
  4. Add another Line Item. This will be your discount. Name the Item something like 'Discount', then in the Rate field, enter the discount amount with a (minus sign) in front:Line item with negative amount applied on invoice.

You can see the discount reflected in the subtotal, and it'll be really clear to your Client where that discount is applied to.