If you have been managing a WooCommerce store for some time, you are probably familiar with the different limitations of this platform. One of the biggest limitations of WooCommerce is the small number of order statuses.
By default, WooCommerce comes with these order statuses –
- Pending payment
If you want to add more custom order statuses, you have to use a third-party plugin. Luckily, there are several plugins which can help you with that purpose. In today’s post, I am going to introduce you to the best custom order status plugins for WooCommerce.
Are you ready? Let’s get started.
WooCommerce Order Status Manager provides a fully featured solution to add custom order statuses and then edit or delete these as necessary. The plugin allows you to edit the original order statuses, which means you can have full control over all the order statuses on your WooCommerce store.
There is a handy feature which enables automatic notification emails whenever an order status has changed. You can edit the name, description, type, and sending criteria for the notification emails. This will be very useful for the customers and the admin(s) to stay updated about the changes in the current orders.
The plugin also allows you to re-order the default sorting of the statuses. What’s more, there are some smart order statuses which will provide relevant options. For example, the ‘Paid’ status will show the download link, confirmation note, or other information. The ‘Requires Payment’ status will show the ‘Pay’ and ‘Cancel’ links.
The single site license of the plugin is priced at $49.
WooCommerce Order Status & Actions Manager
WooCommerce Order Status & Actions Manager is a highly popular solution for managing the order statuses of your WooCommerce store. It allows you to add custom statuses and use various customization options for these statuses.
The plugin supports FontAwesome, Dashicons, and IcoMoon icons. You can use any of these icons for your custom order status. It is also possible to choose the style of these statuses. The intelligent action button is a unique feature of the plugin. You can use this feature to bundle specific action buttons with the order statuses.
When using the plugin, you can edit the default order statuses too. It is possible to send email notifications when order statuses change. You can edit the sender email address, name, subject, etc. The plugin is fully compatible with Advanced Custom Fields and WPML.
You can get the plugin for $33.
Advanced WooCommerce Order Status & Action Manager
As the name suggests, this excellent WooCommerce plugin allows you to add and edit custom order statuses. The intuitive user interface includes the necessary options to add custom order status, choose a custom color for each new status, etc. It is also possible to assign a color and specific action(s) to the custom order statuses.
Thanks to the next statuses feature, you can easily create a seamless workflow inside your WooCommerce store. You can add additional features like show download link, provide purchase link, send thank you email, etc. based on the current status.
You can drag and drop the order statuses inside your store admin to get the suitable view. It is also possible to delete your custom order statuses without losing any order at all.
The plugin is priced at $20.
WooCommerce Advance Order Status
WooCommerce Advance Order Status is another popular plugin for adding different types of custom order statuses like shipped, delayed, pre-ordered, purchased, etc. to your WooCommerce store. It is possible to send custom email notifications once the order status is changed.
The plugin allows you to choose custom colors for each order status. This will be very useful in getting a quick overview of your current orders. The simple plugin interface will help you to get started instantly. You will find all the necessary options in the plugin’s admin page.
You can get the plugin for $9 only.
Coming from YITH, this is another powerful WooCommerce plugin for adding and managing custom order statuses. Like the other plugins mentioned in this post, YITH WooCommerce Custom Order Status allows you to assign custom icons, colors, and choose the labels of your custom order statuses. You can edit the default order statuses to match these with your custom ones.
As the plugin supports next actions, you can easily create a seamless flow of actions for your customers. What’s more, you can choose whether the user can cancel the order, make payment, get the download link, etc. You can define these options for each order status.
The reports section will display order information for all of your order statuses, including the custom ones. You can enable email notifications for the status changes. Last but not the least, the plugin is fully compatible with WPML. That means you can use the plugin in other languages too.
The single site license of the plugin is priced at $57. There is also a free version of the plugin with limited features.
If you are looking for another option, the WooCommerce Order Status Manager plugin for IgniteWoo could be a great choice. This plugin allows you to add custom order statuses and integrate these into your reports. You can enable email notifications for the custom order statuses.
There are separate options to choose custom color, icon, name, email preferences, etc. for each of your order statuses. The plugin also supports different actions. You can assign these actions to specific status so that they are triggered when that status is applied.
You can get the single site license of the plugin for $49.
Having custom order statuses allows you to manage your WooCommerce store in a better way. Now that you have read the article, you know which are the best plugins to do that. Choose any of these plugins and simplify your store management today.
What do you think about the default WooCommerce order statuses? Should they add more statuses? And of course, which custom order status plugin you prefer? Let me know in the comments.