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Can You Delete an Amazon Order from Your History? (A Complete Guide)

If you're looking to clean up your Amazon order history, you may wonder if it's possible to delete orders from your account. The news is that you cannot delete Amazon orders from your history, but there is an alternative way to do it. Here's a complete guide on how to do it.

Most people use Amazon to buy a lot of different things. Maybe you use it for groceries, or to buy presents for your friends and family. Whatever the reason, Amazon is a convenient way to shop. But did you know that Amazon keeps track of everything you buy? But what if you want to delete an order from your history?

Maybe you purchased something as a gift and don't want the recipient to see it. Or perhaps you don't want anyone to know what you're buying! Whatever the reason, here is a complete guide on deleting an Amazon order from your history.


Can You Delete an Amazon Order From Your History?

You cannot delete an Amazon order from your history. The reason is that the Amazon website keeps all of its data in a different place, making it impossible to delete any information there. Amazon will keep track of what you purchased in your account and note those orders in their records. When you search for an item Amazon will suggest items that you may also like that why it records your purchase.

Once you place an order, it is there for the long haul. You can cancel the order, but that does not remove it from your account. If you want to remove an item from your cart, you'll have to hide your amazon orders so that no one else can see them.


How to Archive Amazon Orders

If you're looking for a way to remove an order from your Amazon history, you can archive it. It will keep it from showing up in the list of your past orders, but it won't delete it from the system.

To archive an order, follow these steps:

Step 1: Go to the Amazon website and sign in to your account.

Step 2: Click on the “Accounts & Lists” drop-down menu and select “Your Orders“.

Open-Amazon-orders

Step 3: Find the order you want to delete and click on the “Archive Order” button.

amazon-archive-order

Step 4: Confirm that you want to archive the order by clicking on the “Archive Order” button again.

amazon-confirm-order-archive


How to Hide Orders without Prime Membership

If you're not a prime member and looking to hide your Amazon orders, there are three ways to make sure your orders come through secretly without a problem:

1: Disable Your Amazon Browsing History

If you're concerned about your Amazon browsing history being tracked, you can turn off the feature in your account settings. Disabling will help to hide any information related to your purchase or order history on the website. Here's how:

Step 1: Log in to your Amazon account.

Step 2: Click on Accounts & Lists in the top menu.

Step 3: Select Navigation History from the drop-down menu.

Step 4: On the History page, click View &Edit.

History page

Step 5: Select Remove from View.

Remove from View

Step 6: Continue by clicking on Manage History for more options.

Step 7: Select either Remove all Items from View or Activate/Deactivate Browsing History.

Remove all Items from View

Step 8: Click on Save Changes.

Others will not track your Amazon browsing history.

2: Change Your Delivery Location

Like most people, you probably have Amazon packages shipped to your home regularly. You can change your delivery location on Amazon if you want to buy something discretely. It's pretty easy to do. Here are the steps:

Step 1: Log into your Amazon account.

Step 2: Head over to Your Account and select Account &Lists from the menu.

Step 3: Go to Ordering and Purchasing Preferences and select Your Address.

Step 4: Click Add address.

Add address

Step 5: Enter the new shipping address and click Save.

Your order will now be shipped to the new address.

shipping address and click Save

3: Use An Amazon Locker

An Amazon Locker is a service that allows customers to pick up their orders at a physical location. The Amazon Locker option can be handy if you don't want the items shipped to your home or if you're worried about others knowing about it.

Once your order is placed, you'll receive a code that you can use to retrieve your items from the locker. Have the items delivered to an Amazon Locker instead of your home address.

You can use the Find a Locker near Your Location tool to find the nearest amazon locker.


How to Unarchive Amazon Orders

If you're looking to unarchive an Amazon order from your history, there are a few steps you'll need to follow.

Step 1: Log into your Amazon account

Step 2: Navigate to the “Your Orders” section.

Your Orders section

Step 3: Click on Archived orders.

Click on Archived orders

Step 4: From there, find the order you wish to unarchive and click on the “Unarchive Order” link. It will take you to a confirmation page where you can click on the “Unarchive Order” button.

Unarchive Order link

Once you've done that, your order will be moved back to your active orders and will be visible again in your order history.


How to Delete Amazon Browsing History

Amazon's browsing history is a little different than the browsing history of most other websites. You can delete your browsing history from Amazon by following these steps:

Step 1: Log in Amazon account on your desktop.

Step 2: At the bottom of the page, you'll see Your Recently Viewed Items and Your Featured Recommendations””.

Step 3: Click on View and Edit Browsing History.

Step 4: Click on Remove from View.

Step 5: To delete your entire browsing history, click the Manage History button at the bottom of the page. It will take you to a page where you can view your recent activities. You can then click Delete Entire History to remove all entries from your history.


Conclusion

If you want to hide an Amazon order from your history since there is no way you can delete it, ensure you're doing so for the right reasons. If you're hiding an order because you don't want anyone to know about it, we suggest taking a step back and thinking about whether this is what you want.

If you want to delete an Amazon order from your history, all you need to do is cancel it! Just click “Archive Order” in the box that appears when viewing an order's details.

Doug Wein

Doug Wein is an independent consultant and coach, working with sustainability-minded businesses and professionals to help them clarify and achieve their most critical goals. He has provided strategic sustainability consulting to Fortune 500 companies across a wide array of industries, including food & agriculture, retail, manufacturing, real estate, green building, and waste & recycling. His coaching work helps clients develop leadership skills, spread bold ideas, transform organizations, and ultimately create positive change. Doug has led strategy development trainings in small teams and in groups of over 650 professionals at such premier sustainability venues as the Greenbuild Conference. Doug has led people and organizations for over fifteen years. He has an MBA from the Ross School of Business and an MS from the School of Natural Resources and Environment, having graduated from the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan. His undergraduate degree in Psychology is from Pitzer College. When he’s not coaching, Doug is often attempting to invent new culinary sauces to delight his wife, building treehouses, or exploring the backyard with his two-year old.View Author posts