In the era of online shopping, privacy matters. Whether you want to keep a gift a surprise or simply prefer to keep your order history private, learning how to hide your Amazon orders can be helpful.
This guide will explain how to hide your Amazon orders on various platforms, including the Amazon app, Alexa, Echo Show, iPhone, and Android devices. We will also address whether it’s possible to delete your Amazon order history.
Hiding Amazon Orders
Amazon doesn’t offer a direct feature to hide orders, but you can ‘archive’ orders to move them from your default order history view. This means that the order will still exist in your account, but it won’t appear in your normal order overview.
Here’s how to archive an order on Amazon:
- Log into your Amazon account and navigate to “Your Account”.
- Click on “Your Orders”.
- Find the order you want to hide and click “Archive order” on the right side.
Remember, you can only archive 100 orders. If you need to archive more, you’ll need to unarchive some orders first.
How to Hide Orders on Amazon App
The Amazon app, whether on iPhone or Android, doesn’t support order archiving directly. To hide orders when using the Amazon app, you’ll need to access the Amazon website in a web browser:
- Open your web browser on your phone.
- Navigate to the Amazon website and log into your account.
- Go to “Your Account” and then “Your Orders”.
- Find the order you want to hide and click “Archive Order”.
How to Hide Orders on Alexa and Echo Show
When it comes to Alexa and Echo Show, there isn’t a built-in feature to hide orders. To maintain privacy, you can disable the feature where Alexa mentions your order by name:
- Open the Alexa app and go to “Settings”.
- Navigate to “Notifications” and then “Amazon Shopping”.
- Here, you can turn off “Give spoken feedback”.
This way, while Alexa will still notify you about delivery updates, she won’t announce what the item is.
Can You Delete Your Amazon Order History?
As of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, Amazon does not allow you to completely delete your order history.
You can archive orders to hide them from your default order history view, but the order record will still exist in your account.
In summary, Amazon provides certain steps to enhance your privacy by archiving or adjusting settings. Although you can’t delete your order history, understanding how to navigate these features across devices will allow you to keep your purchases as private as possible.
Whether you’re shopping for a surprise gift or simply value your privacy, these steps will help you shop with greater peace of mind.