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How to Delete Amazon Order History? (Alternative, and More)

Hiding your previous Amazon orders is crucial if you use a shared account or computer. This will protect the confidentiality of your information and stop any surprise purchases from being revealed. But is it possible to delete your Amazon order history? Let’s find out.

Amazon has emerged as the preferred internet retailer for everything. Amazon's catalog has diversified over time to include millions of unique goods. You can get anything from kitchen appliances, batteries, charger cables, and electronics. Once you make a purchase on Amazon, it will appear on the “Orders page.” This could be helpful should you decide to look it up later.

Nevertheless, over time, your “Orders Page” might get cluttered with items you don't care about. Additionally, it will be packed with everything you originally purchased. This might pose a severe security risk if you use a shared account or computer. What you've previously purchased is clearly visible to anybody with access to the computer or account.

Sound frightening, right? Fear not—this blog post will show you how to conceal your Amazon order history.


How to Delete Amazon Order History?

Unfortunately, there is no way to delete your Amazon orders completely from your history. Do not be disheartened; there is a workaround. Archiving your orders will do the trick. Once you archive an order, it will not appear on your main order history.

However, you should be aware that this is not a foolproof solution. Even after archiving an order, it will remain in Amazon’s system. You can view your archived orders by navigating to the “Archived orders” page.

Can I Delete My Amazon Orders

Anyone who knows their way around archiving orders can easily see your archived orders if they have access to your account. Therefore, even if archiving is a great solution, it is not infallible. To completely hide your order history, you will have to disable your current account and start using a new one. But even then, Amazon may still keep a record of your previous orders.

Therefore, we suggest you avoid using Amazon on a shared account or computer to protect your information.


How to Archive An Order On Amazon

 To archive an order, you must use the official Amazon website. The archive feature is not yet supported on Android and IOS applications. You will consequently require a web browser to continue with this guide. When you're ready, follow the instructions listed below.

Step 1: Log in to your Amazon account from your preferred web browser.

Log in to your Amazon account

Step 2: On the upper-right corner of the page, click on “Returns and Orders.”

Returns and Orders

Step 3: You will be presented with every order you’ve ever made on Amazon.com.

Step 4: Locate all the orders that you want hidden. Below every order, there is an “Archive order” Click it.

click Archive order

Step 5: You will be presented with a confirmation pop-up. Click on the “Archive order” button at the bottom of the page.

Step 6: That's it! You have successfully archived the order. The order will not be visible from your main orders list.

successfully archived the order

However, you should always remember that archived orders are visible from the “Archived orders” section. Additionally, Amazon limits the number of orders you can archive to 500.


How to View Archived Orders

Viewing your archived orders is straightforward. Just like archiving an order, all you will need is a web browser. To view archived orders, follow the guide below.

Step 1: Log in to your Amazon account using a web browser.

Step 2: On the top-right area of the header, there is an “Accounts & Lists” Click it.

Step 3: Click on “Your orders.”

Step 4: Click on the drop-down menu. Here, you'll be able to filter orders based on the time they were placed. At the bottom, there is an “Archived orders” Click on int to view all archived orders.

How To View Archived Orders


How to Unarchive An Order

 The process of unarchiving an order is just as easy as that of archiving it. All you require is a web browser. To unarchive an order, follow the guide below.

Step 1: Log in to your Amazon account via a web browser.

Step 2: Click on the “Accounts & Lists” option in the header's top-right area.

Step 3: Click on “Your orders.”

Click-on Orders-near-the-Accounts-Lists

Step 4: Click on the drop-down menu. The orders can be filtered based on the time you placed them.

Click on the drop-down menu-select-Archived-orders

Step 5: Once you have found the order you want to unarchive, click on the “Unarchive order” option on the side of the page.

click on the Unarchive order

That’s it! That’s how you unarchive an order. This is useful if you need to make space for new orders to archive. There is a limit to the number of orders you can archive.


How Many Amazon Orders Can You Archive?

How Many Amazon Orders Can You Archive

Unfortunately, Amazon has limited the number of orders you can archive. Amazon only allows you to archive 500 orders. For most people, a 500-order limit is adequate. If you reach the limit, you can unarchive some orders to create room for others.

However, this necessitates you to take the archived orders back to the “Your orders” page. At this point, the only solution is to use a new account. The new account will have a new limit of 500 orders to archive.


Can You Use Amazon Alexa to Archive An Order

 Amazon Alexa is Amazon’s version of Siri. So, you may wonder if you can use Alexa to archive an order. Unfortunately, that’s not possible. You will have to archive an order from Amazon’s site manually. In fact, that's the only way. You can’t even use the Android, iPhone, or iPad apps to archive an order.


Conclusion

As of 2022, there is no way to delete Amazon orders from your account completely. Archiving the order is the only workaround available. However, archiving is not a foolproof solution. Even after you have archived an order, it will still be visible under the “Archived orders” section. This means that anyone with access to your account can view all archived orders.

It's also crucial to remember that archiving an order requires a web browser. You cannot accomplish it using iOS or Android applications. Additionally, you can only archive 500 orders. To archive more orders, you will have to use multiple Amazon accounts.

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