Each order in woocommerce has a status. The order statuses let you know how far along the order is, starting from pending and ending with complete. The following order statuses are used: 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 ... but these may not fit the workflow for every eCommerce shop. The Advanced WooCommerce Order Status & Actions Manager allows you to create, edit, and delete custom order statuses, create a “next status” flow so that you can add action buttons to your orders page, add icons and bulk actions, and even tie emails to these new statuses to completely support your fulfillment workflow.