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Generate Random Orders For WooCommerce


The “Generate Random Orders for WooCommerce” plugin allows store owners to generate random orders quickly, making it a valuable tool for testing and data population. You can set the number of orders to generate.

Once you generate the orders, you can easily view them in the WooCommerce admin panel. This plugin can save you a significant amount of time when testing your store’s ordering and payment processes or when populating your database with random data.

How it works?

This plugin runs a script to generate random orders and related data in this site’s WooCommerce database. You can specify how many orders you want to generate.

Order dates are set as follows:
* Order #1: midnight today
* Order #2: midnight yesterday
* Order #3: midnight one week ago
* Order #4: midnight 30 days ago
* Order #5+: random date and time between now and 365 days ago, with ~50% of orders between now and 30 days ago

  1. Order billing name and shipping name are each randomly selected from two possible names.
  2. >Order billing phone and shipping phone are randomly generated 10-digit numbers.
  3. Order user ID is either 1 or 2. The JSON assumes that the nickname of user 1 is user1, and the nickname of user 2 is user2 (this doesn’t matter if the JSON is not being used.
  4. Order billing address and shipping address are the same, randomly selected from two possible addresses, one Canadian and one US.
  5. Order billing email is, where N is a random number from 1 to 3.
  6. Each order has (randomly) 1 to 5 product items. The WooCommerce store must have both variable and simple products. Products are selected at random with a ~33% bias toward variable products and ~67% bias toward simple products. Each item has a random quantity between 1 and 5 (whole number).
  7. ~25% of orders are assigned local pickup. ~75% of orders are assigned flat rate shipping. The shipping in the WooCommerce store must be set up with flat rate having instance ID 1 and local pickup having instance ID 2. Shipping amount is a random whole number between 5 and 20.
  8. ~33% of orders have coupon code 50OFF added. This coupon code must be configured in WooCommerce.
  9. Orders are randomly assigned statuses with the following approximate distribution: 14% pending, 29% processing, 57% completed. Some orders may have their status automatically changed to refunded due to the line item refund, if the refund results in the entire order being refunded.
  10. ~50% of orders have a custom meta field wpz_custom_meta_1, and ~50% of orders have a custom meta field wpz_custom_meta_2. The value of either field is a random 3 digit number.
  11. The JSON assumes that two taxes are set up: tax ID 1 is GST, tax ID 2 is PST. This doesn’t matter if the JSON is not being used.
  12. ~20% orders have line item refunds. Each refund has one product item, and the quantity refunded is 1; refund amounts correspond to quantity pro-rated line total and taxes. A corresponding amount of shipping is refunded (ignoring other items that may be on the order). Refunds are dated between 1 and 14 days from the order date, but not past the current time.

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  1. Click “Plugins” > “Add New” in the WordPress admin menu.
  2. Search for “Generate Random Orders For WooCommerce”.
  3. Click “Install Now”.
  4. Click “Activate Plugin”.

Alternatively, you can manually upload the plugin to your wp-content/plugins directory.


May 5, 2024
Great plugin, it allowed me to generate 40.000 dummy orders at one with no issue. Just worked perfectly.
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May 9. 2023

Initial release