The Order Status Extension allows you to hide the generic Magento order status and change the order status to include more useful information.
Improving Magento Order Grid
This extension displays two statuses: a payment status and a shipping status. This gives customized order tracking information to show which orders have been shipped but not paid for, or paid for but not shipped, etc.
By using Magento Order Status Manager extension, you can easily track what goes into and what comes out of each status reports, including sorting orders by status.
The new shipping and payment column in orders grid.
Improving Communication with Customers
The customer dashboard which includes both payment and shipping status.
With the addition of payment and shipping statuses, admins can change order statuses to more accurately inform customers of order processing. Admin can update customers on order status changes using the customer dashboard or via email notifications.
This increases customer communication and loyalty by keeping customers informed.
Adding Order Status Categories
With our order status extension, you can add as many order status categories as you need both the payment and shipping status categories.
This allows for better order tracking than with the default Magento order status. Here are examples of custom order states:
Do the new order status attributes change automatically when I ship or cancel an order?
During the extension configuration, you will specify how you wish order status attributes to change when you perform actions. If you prefer changes to be set automatically they can be set automatically, if you prefer them to be set manually they can be set manually too.
What happens to Magento custom modules that rely on the Magento order status?
Since the default order status is still in the database, it will still be changed behind-the-scenes when you perform actions like shipping or canceling orders. Because of this, Magento custom modules that pull information from the default order status field should continue to work as usual.
What happens to order status data for previous store orders?
All previous order status data will be preserved in the database in case you ever need them. Unfortunately, we have no way to map the old statuses to new orders, so when you first install the module, you may need to set up some manual order statuses.
What happens to the original Magento order status field?
Once the extension is installed on your store, the default Magento orders status field will be hidden in your template, and will no longer be visible or accessible. In its place will be a new “Shipping Status” and “Payment Status,” which you can use to filter and view orders.
Can I change any order on my store to a custom order status?
Yes. The basic edition of the extension lets you create whatever custom order status you want.
With the Pro and deluxe editions you can separate the order status into 2 different fields: payment and shipping, and then create a custom order status for each of these fields.