# How to apply a discount

On InvoiceXpress there are **2 ways to apply a discount** to the invoice:

- Through the
**Global Discount**option - Applying the
**Item Discount**

We will now explain how each of the discount application methods works:

**Global Discount**

**This type of discount is applied to the total invoice amount**. It can be entered in **percentage** **(%)** or in **absolute value (monetary)**. The first provides the possibility of applying a discount rate to the total invoice amount (e.g.: 5%, 10%, 15%, etc.). With the second, a gross discount can be applied to the total invoice (e.g.: â‚¬5, â‚¬10, â‚¬15, etc.). **In both modalities, the total discount must necessarily be less than or equal to the total invoice without VAT**.

The option to use the Global Discount can be found when creating an invoice, in the **Document Details**** section** (see example image below):

**Discount per item**

This type of discount is applied to **one or more invoice items**. It allows you to associate a discount to a specific item (or to several items), by editing the **Discount %** of the item field with a corresponding discount percentage (see image-example below):