WooCommerce Purchase Order Gateway

The Purchase Order Gateway extension for WooCommerce adds a field to the checkout screen where customers can enter their purchase order number, which is provided by you to the customer in a manual/contractual/verbal agreement.

Installation ↑ Back to top

  1. Download the .zip file from your WooCommerce account.
  2. Go to: WordPress Admin > Plugins > Add New and Upload Plugin with the file you downloaded with Choose File.
  3. Install Now and Activate the extension.

More information at: Install and Activate Plugins/Extensions.

Setup and Configuration ↑ Back to top

  1. Go to: WooCommerce > Settings > Payments.
    Note: ‘Payments’ formerly called ‘Checkout’ prior to WooCommerce 3.4.
  2. Select Purchase Order. This takes you to the Settings screen.
  3.  Configure your settings:
    • Enable/Disable – Enable to use. Disable to turn off.
    • Title – Choose the title shown during checkout
    • Description – Add info shown to customers/vendors if they use a Purchase Order
    • Thank you note (optional)

Order Management ↑ Back to top

Once a Purchase Order is entered, the order is placed in On-hold status until the store owner manually marks the order as Completed.

The purchase order number is neatly displayed within order information.


And displayed on the invoice:


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I issue the purchase order number to the customer? ↑ Back to top

Purchase orders are often used in a business-to-business context. Thus, the purchase order number would need to be issued manually using your business’ own purchase order management system.

Questions and Feedback ↑ Back to top

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