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Difference between coupons and manual discounts
What is a manual discount
Coupons are pre-defined. You can create them much earlier to be applied to subscriptions yourself, or share the coupon codes with your customers which they can use while subscribing to your products. However, in an outbound sales scenario, when your enterprise prospects negotiate and ask for exclusive price discounts, creating a coupon for each customer is not feasible. Furthermore, these negotiations often differ prospect-to-prospect based on the deal size, contract period, and several other factors.
Manual discounts are promotions or offers that can be added to a subscription without pre-defining them. You can add manual discounts on the fly and have them applied to each line item of the subscription or the entire invoice amount at the time of negotiation. These discounts can be applied at any point for a subscription and the discounts get applied on the next invoice.
Note: Discounts are applied before applying taxes if any.
The difference between Coupons and Manual Discounts:
Coupons and manual discounts are two different ways of offering incentives to your customers in Chargebee. While the outcome of these features is the same, you can customize your decision based on your business requirements. The table below highlights some of the key differences between coupons and manual discounts to help you differentiate between a Coupon and a Manual Discount