How to Manually Create an Order in WooCommerce

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WooCommerce is a free popular shopping cart plugin for WordPress that allows you to manage your online store and helps you accept payments with various payment gateways. It also supports cash payments on delivery, direct bank/wire transfer and check payments. But these payment methods are used for a front end checkout. What if you need to manually create an order for a customer? In this tutorial I’m going to show you how you can easily create an order in WooCommerce with just a few steps.

Adding an Order in WooCommerce

In order to create a new order in WooCommerce go to “WooCommerce > Orders > Add Order” from your admin dashboard.

screenshot showing how to create a new order from the orders menu in WooCommerce

Add a Billing and/or Shipping address for the order.

screenshot showing how to add a billing and/or shipping address for an order in WooCommerce

It’s up to you if you want to keep the order status in a pending state initially. You can always change it to a Processing or Completed state later.

Click Add item(s) to add a new item from your store to this order.

screenshot showing how to add items to an order manually in WooCommerce

Click Add Product(s) and then search for the product in the popup box to add it to the order.

screenshot showing how to manually add a product to a WooCommerce order

You can add a fee or shipping cost for this item as well. Once you are done click Cancel to return to the original cart menu. Now click Calculate Total so WooCommerce can calculate the total amount for this item.

screenshot showing how to calculate the total amount for a product while creating a new order in WooCommerce

You can choose to calculate the tax as well. Clicking on the Calculate Taxes button will calculate the tax based on your store address and the country selected in the Billing section.

Click Save order to create this new order.

screenshot showing how to save a new order in WooCommerce

Saving this order should automatically send a confirmation email to the customer, If the order status is not pending. Otherwise, WooCommerce will send the email as soon as you change it in the orders menu.

If the email gets missing or you would like to resend a particular email for some reason, you can easily do so by selecting an order action and clicking Save Order.

screenshot showing how to resend email for a new order in WooCommerce

That concludes my tutorial on how to manually create an order in WooCommerce. I hope It was helpful. If you have any questions feel free to share it in the comment section.

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