Woocommerce: Order Status Explanation

woocommerce For those who are not familiar with the Woocommerce order status, here’s there simple and quick reference that copy from the Woocommerce documentation (link).

All order has a status. Each order statuses explain where is the order is at the moment, starting from pending and ending with complete. Here’s the order status that are being used in woocommerce:


  • Pending payment – Order received (unpaid)
  • Failed – Payment failed or was declined (unpaid). Note that this status may not show immediately and instead show as pending until verified (i.e., PayPal)
  • Processing – Payment received and stock has been reduced- the order is awaiting fulfillment.
  • Completed – Order fulfilled and complete – requires no further action
  • On-Hold – Awaiting payment – stock is reduced, but you need to confirm payment
  • Cancelled – Cancelled by an admin or the customer – no further action required
  • Refunded – Refunded by an admin – no further action required

Hope this helps everyone understand the woocommerce order status clearly!

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