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What are WooCommerce Order Statuses?

Each order in your store will have an order status assigned to it. This article explains each of the order statuses within WooCommerce.

What do the statuses mean?

Pending

When an order is first submitted by a customer, it will be assigned a status of Pending. This status indicates that the order has been received, but no payment has been collected.

Processing

The Processing status indicates that payment has been received; the stock will be reduced, though steps still remain for the order to be fulfilled. If an order contains only products which are both Virtual and Downloadable, it will skip the Processing status.

Completed

When payment has been received and all steps in the fulfillment process are complete, then an order is considered Completed

On Hold

The On Hold status applies to orders which are awaiting further confirmation for payment to be received, but the inventory stock has already been reduced.

Failed

If payment has been attempted and failed due to being declined or needing further authentication, the Failed order status applies.

Canceled

You can cancel an order (or allow your customers to do so). When an order is Canceled, the inventory stock will be increased to what it was before the order was placed.

Refunded

This Refunded status indicates that the order was refunded and no further fulfillment steps are necessary.

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