If you tell customers that they’re going to get a certain discount on their purchase, odds are, they’re going to want to see it in writing. With ZipBooks, you can apply a discount to individual line items or to the invoice as a whole. 

Here’s how to apply a discount to individual items:

  1. Log in to ZipBooks and go to Invoices
  2. Create a new invoice or select an existing invoice and click Edit
  3. Find the Item that you’d like to add a discount to and click on the Gear icon on the right side of the line.
  4. Under Discount %, and type in the discount amount that you’d like to apply to that item.
  5. Click the blue Done button.
  6. Repeat for any other items you’d like to apply a discount to.

And you’re finished! ZipBooks will automatically calculate your discount and it will appear at the bottom of your invoice. Under Subtotal, you’ll see “Discount: (% varies)”.


If you’d like to apply a discount to the entire invoice, you don’t need to edit each item individually. 

Here’s how to apply a discount to the entire invoice:

  1. Log in to ZipBooks and go to Invoices
  2. Create a new invoice or select an existing invoice and click Edit
  3. Under Subtotal, type a percentage into the yellow Discount field. 

That’s it! The discount will automatically be subtracted from the entire invoice.

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