Do you shop on Amazon.com almost every day? And you have a long list of amazon order history?
I got you! According to RepricerExpress, Amazon records around $17 million of orders per hour. It's crazy how Amazon.com has become inclusive in our day-to-day life.
One day I was scrolling through Amazon.com and I came across the Amazon Order History section. You would be surprised to know that I had hundreds of amazon orders on the list.
Most people often ask this question- How to Delete Amazon Order History?
Can we delete the Amazon order history? The short answer is- No. You cannot delete the previous order history.
However, you can always hide or archive the old Amazon orders from your cart.
So, I am writing this blog to provide you with a concise and clear picture of how to delete amazon order history if you have a shared account.
Let’s DIVE IN!!
Can I Delete an Amazon.com Order History?
As I said- It is not possible to delete the Amazon order history.
There is no proper method for you to remove the order from amazon history that you have placed before.
It is something irreversible like a tattoo that you got on your 18th birthday. You can hide your tattoo under your clothes but you cannot remove it.
In the same way, Amazon allows you to hide your orders from amazon's order history by archiving it.
You can archive your orders to remove them from your Amazon order history.
Archiving will certainly not delete the order from history. It will still be in your Amazon.com somewhere in the cloud or your system.
You can even check those products after you go to the ARCHIVED ORDERS.
Archiving your orders is not the ultimate solution. If you share your Amazon account with someone and they know about Archived Orders, then they will be able to see your archived or hidden orders. They can see all the details of the orders.
It is advisable to not share your account with anyone. You should have a private account to lessen your privacy concerns.
Another way of doing it is to deactivate your account for a while. There are two possibilities of what can happen.
Either all your irrelevant data including the amazon order history will get deleted or Amazon will keep all the data saved in its system until you log in again.
If nothing works for you, then in the end you can delete your current Amazon account permanently. Get a new account and start fresh.
I would give a small piece of advice to not buy anything sensitive from the new account. So that you can keep the account and you would not have to face the same problem again.
How To Hide Orders Using an Amazon Household Account?
Let me give you some hope! You can hide orders using an Amazon Household Account.
If you are using an Amazon Household Account, and you have placed a sensitive order you do not want your family member to see it. Sometimes, it can be embarrassing to let your significant other see what you have ordered.
Or even if you want to surprise your spouse with some gifts, you will have to hide the orders from that Amazon Household Account, right?
Amazon allows you to hide the orders that you want because they understand that the shopping experience can differ from person to person. There are some conditions for it.
What are the conditions that you need to follow to hide orders using an Amazon Household Account?
You need to be a member of Amazon Prime. You can hide the purchase orders, recommendations lists, and payment methods from other users.
To make use of Amazon household, you will need to satisfy certain criteria:
- Two adults above the age of 18 can be members of Amazon household.
- A maximum of four teenage profiles can be created between the ages of 13 and 17.
- Similarly, you can create a maximum of four profiles for children below age 12.
How to Hide Amazon Orders Without Prime?
There are around 200 million Amazon Prime members in the whole world, but there are many Amazon users who are not Prime members.
If you are one of those people, then I have other alternatives for you to hide Amazon orders without Prime.
There are several ways that you can hide Amazon orders:
- Archiving Orders
- Managing Browsing History
- Use Amazon Locker
- Managing Recommendation
- Change Shipping Address
One thing that I know for sure is that Archiving your order will work the best for you. So go ahead and surprise your family members, or get your secret parcel sneakingly.
Archiving your order
Here is how you can archive the Amazon orders:
- To do this, log into your Amazon account and go to the ‘Returns & Orders' tab.
- Next, scroll down and find the list of orders given. Choose the order that you want to archive.
- As you click on ‘Archive Order' option, a new window will appear asking if you want to archive the order. Upon confirmation, your orders will get invisible.
- In case, you want to unarchive the orders and restore them, go to Accounts & Lists menu and then your account. Unarchive your orders by clicking the ‘Archiving link'.
How To Turn Off Your Amazon Browsing History?
Archiving, hiding, and deleting Amazon Order History is not just enough. If you do not wanna get caught, then I would suggest you delete the browsing history as well.
Imagine your spouse clicking on the search bar and the first thing they see is the order that you have archived or hidden. The tea would be spilled!
To avoid such a scenario you need to delete or turn off your Amazon Browsing History.
I am going to tell you how to do it with no fuss. There are two steps:
Step 1: Log in to your Amazon account.
Step 2: On the HOME page, click on the “Browsing History” option in the menu.
Step 3: Look for the product name you want to remove. Click on “Remove From View”
Step 4: In case you want to delete all of it, then click “Remove All Items From View.”
In this way, you would entirely be able to delete browsing history and save yourself from embarrassment.
I hope that this article has helped you in getting rid of all the Amazon orders history.
It is crazy that you have faced some complications in case you are not a Prime member. But there are many alternatives available.
Let me just tell you something about Archiving. It is also not a complete solution. The data is still there. You can also get rid of your account or deactivate it for a short period. That is advisable.
Make sure that you do not use the Amazon Household Account to order something sensitive.
Also, do not forget to delete the browsing history.
Well, now you know how to delete Amazon Order History. Good Luck!
Frequently Asked Questions
Why can't I hide my Amazon order?
You cannot delete or hide your Amazon orders. One way to do that is by archiving your orders from Amazon Order History. I would ask you to use your personal account to order the items that you do not want other people to see.
You can always get access to those archived items by going to Accounts and Lists > Account > Archived Orders > Select item > Unarchive Order.
How many orders can you archive on Amazon?
Amazon allows up to 500 orders to archive.
How do I download Amazon order history?
Go to the Amazon browsing history and select Remove from view. Next, go to Manage history and select remove from view.