How to show a discount on an invoice



  • AccountsProAccountsPro Member Posts: 56

    Yes, I agree. One of my clients has a second hand goods shop, and they use Discounts extensively. Mostly on volume of sales. They would like to both be able to pre-set discounts and also to choose to add discounts on the fly. They created a new bank account called Discounts and process receipts to it, but that is really not the ideal bookkeeping entry.

  • EdenWellness_IsraelEdenWellness_Israel Member Posts: 1

    the concept is simple and understandable but not practical. just like the little "add tax" button we need a discount button that allows for at least two options
    1) can choose a percentage off and why or what its for
    2) choose amount off and why or what its for
    This is the only professional way to do this actually... to add this as an "add an item" is ridiculous and a waste of time and effort. Only our sales items should have to be in that category.

    Thank you for your consideration and help

  • MullinsReels2020MullinsReels2020 Member Posts: 0

    Hi All,

    Can anyone tell me how i can add a % discount to a Quote/Invoice for a package deal?

    Thank You

  • AlexLAlexL Administrator Posts: 1,725 admin

    Hi @MullinsReels2020 , I've merged your post into this one so you can have more context and see the options available to you for what you're looking to accomplish.

    edited January 7, 2020
  • ICOSICOS Member Posts: 3

    I’m happy with entering a discount as a separate “product” with a negative price, editing the amount as needed on each invoice. I can do that on the web. I also have the Invoice app on my iPhone; editing the price there brings up the numerical keyboard which has no minus key… FAIL ;-(

  • ICOSICOS Member Posts: 3

    Ok, I got it. I defined the Discount “product” with a default price of -1.00. Then I can edit that in the app, being careful not to delete the minus sign. ;-)

  • faisalabdullaumerfaisalabdullaumer Member Posts: 1

    WaveApp is an excellent product for Providing Quotation(Estimate), Invoicing,etc . It will surpass most online applications if A discount can be shown after the sub-total and total after that. currently we are adding the Discount as a product and the total amount before discount is not shown.

    A format of the same is below

    Subtotal 1000.00
    Discount 200.00
    Total 800.00

    Most customers would like to see the Total Value and the Discount They Received along with the Net Total.

    Hope to see Waveapp with this feature in future.

    Ps: I am aware of the various comments and request for this feature in waveapp.

  • atanneratanner Member Posts: 1

    Is there a way to have the program calculate the percentage discount for me?

  • HumphriesHumphries Member Posts: 1

    Hi is there a possibility for the app to add the discount after from the TOTAL and not from the particular Item... and also the app it self to calculate the discount

  • EmmaPEmmaP Administrator Posts: 639 admin

    Hi everyone! Thanks for sharing your feedback here. Currently, Wave does not have the ability to calculate the percentage automatically, but it is a popular request! Our team often visits this space when planning changes or features so this is great information to have. I can also see that having the discount reflect in the invoice where the totals are would be more helpful! Thanks again :)

  • ShaneSoloShaneSolo Member Posts: 6

    My customers consider the discount amount a key feature. And it is a great way to earn love and loyalty from longtime customers too.

  • Julielaw79Julielaw79 Member Posts: 1
    I am using wave app on my iPhone and can’t add the negative number. Can this only be done on a computer??
  • NicoletteBNicoletteB Administrator Posts: 122 admin

    @Julielaw79 Good q! You can add discount items onto invoices through our app. When creating a new item, beside the keypad is a .- symbol. If you hit it once it will be used to denote the cents in a product but if you hit it again, it will become a negative sign. Try that and send a screenshot if you still have issues with this (remember to remove any information you may not want us to see!)

  • JohnpJohnp Member Posts: 3

    The 20% discount example above could also be applied for a withholding tax deduction which is the opposite to a sales tax addition, but because Wave only allows a positive % value in the "select a tax" drop down, a line deduction of a negative amount is the easiest way to do it. Hopefully this will help others trying to perform "withholding tax deductions" on invoices.

  • solosailssolosails Member Posts: 25

    Yep, definite need for a % discount option in invoices as well as quotes. - thanks

  • CliveRobertsCliveRoberts Member Posts: 1

    It would be good to be able to give a discount based on a total invoice containing several items

  • BbdecorBbdecor Member Posts: 1
    The option to add discount and deposit by using negative number with the price on the App is not available.
  • CalliePCallieP Administrator Posts: 216 admin

    Hey @Bbdecor , thanks for reaching out. To clarify, you mean that in the web app (rather than the mobile app), you're not able to type a "-" symbol in front of the number in order to make it a negative/discount? If so, it may be best to submit a Support ticket, where our Support team can investigate your unique account more closely. If you submit a ticket, would you be able to walk them through the steps you've taken so far, and at which point you encounter an error? Would you be able to send a screenshot of what you're seeing there? The entire screen would be best!

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