Order Status: What Does “Awaiting Fulfillment”, ” Awaiting Shipment” Mean?

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What does “Awaiting Fulfillment” mean?

When you place an order for a product online and complete the payment, the order system will change your order’s status to “Awaiting fulfillment.” But at this time, the merchant has not yet started processing your order. 

Every e-commerce store has its order processing schedule. Generally speaking, the normal working time for the order processing is 1-2 working days. If there are holidays or special circumstances, the “waiting for fulfillment” state will last 7-10 working days.

What does “Awaiting Shipment” mean?

When the merchant completes your order’s pick and pack and sends you a confirmation email, the order system will change the order status to “Awaiting Shipment.”

Parcels are usually sent out within 24 hours, but it may take about 48 hours in peak season. 

Explanation of another order status:

Awaiting Payment: 

  1. The ordering system enters the payment page, you need to choose a check or money order to pay, but the payment has not yet been received. 
  2. Or you selected a credit card, and it has not yet been processed.

Partially Shipped:

  1. Part of your order has already been shipped, and the other part may be in another box.
  2. The merchant may not be able to ship due to insufficient inventory, and you will receive a new email notification.

Shipped:

Your package is already on the way, or you have already received it.