## What is a discount?

In simple words, a discount is a reduction from the usual, gross price of any product or item and selling goods or services for less than their regular or list price. This term is most common in the retail industry.

## How do we calculate the discount?

To do this, think of the percent number with a decimal to the right of the last digit.

To get a price discounted, you have to put the original price and the percentage you want to apply. Then calculate both of them and subtract the discount from the original price. You're done with it!

## Types of discounts:

There are many types of discounts but some of them are listed below.

- Order-specific discounts
- Trade discount
- Volume discount
- Seasonal discount
- Price break discount
- Free shipping

Since a person can earn a return on money invested over some period of time, most economic and financial models assume the discount yield is the same as the rate of return the person could receive by investing this money elsewhere over the given period of time covered by the delay in payment.

To calculate the original price of a product when you only have its post-sale price and the percentage discount, follow the steps given below:

- Divide the discount by 100
- Subtract this number from 1
- Divide the post-sale price by this new number

Finally, discounts may be associated with a specific type of payment - numerous retailers prefer to be paid in cash, moderately than with a bank card to avoid transaction fees and receive the money quickly.

Though this discount system is banned from some contracts and contradicts the legal policy of multiple payment providers, so many merchants are forced to list the same price despite the payment method.