Frequently Asked Questions

How do I add discounts to 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 add discounts to your Invoices. 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:

    Percentage_Discount

  5. Click on this, and you'll be able to enter in a percentage discount. Click Add Discount when you're done

    Percentage_Discount_Box

  6. Now when you save your Invoice, the discount will be displayed at the bottom:

    Discount_Balance

 

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_Discount


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