In case you are trying to delete your orders from the Order History on Amazon, then you are in for disappointment. Amazon does not allow users to delete orders from their accounts. But, archiving the orders to remove them from the general order list is a savior.
You might be sharing your account with your friends and family, and though it is a very convenient option, there are times when you want to keep your order history private.
When your archive an order from the “Your Orders,” they are not permanently deleted from your Order History. By archiving an order, you are hiding it from the general list.
So, you don’t have to go about and create another account to keep your orders private, and the best solution is simply archiving it from the list.
Archiving an order is quite simple on Amazon. This option is only available on the Amazon website and not on the app. In this article, I will talk about how you can easily hide your order by archiving it and then accessing it whenever you need.
Do not worry about your purchase history getting displayed as “Buy Again” on Amazon. I have included all of how you can keep your browsing history private!
So, let’s get into it!
How to Archive your orders on Amazon Website?
You can archive any order on your Amazon account using Amazon’s Website. So, if you are using your account on the Android/iOS app, I suggest you first go to Amazon’s website and log in to your account.
Follow the steps mentioned below to archive Amazon orders on your account:
Step 1. On Amazon’s official website, go to the “Your Account” option under the “Accounts and Lists” tab. You can find this tab in the upper right corner of the screen.
Step 2. From the dropdown menu under “Your Accounts select “orders.”
You will be redirected to the Orders Page, where you can view your account’s entire order history.
Step 3: Scroll down to the order you want to archive and select the “Archive Order” option under it. You can find this option on the bottom left side of the order.
Step 4: A pop-up will appear, which will ask you to confirm this. Click on the “Archive Order” option to confirm.
Once you click Archive Order , your order will be archived.
Can I archive an order using my mobile phone?
Though the Amazon app does not have the option to archive orders, you can use your mobile browser to access Amazon’s website. Select “Desktop Site” to view the website and follow the same steps below to archive an order on Amazon.
Archiving orders from your Order history can be a little tedious and time-consuming, but it is the only way to hide your order.
Once your orders are archived, they are not permanently deleted. If you need to access your archived orders, I will show you how you can find archived Orders on Amazon.
How to find Archived Orders on Amazon?
Finding your archived orders is a very simple task. You can access your archived orders on the Amazon Website and the app.
Here is how you can find your archived orders on Amazon Website:
Step 1: On the Amazon website, log in to your account.
Step 2: Go to the “Account & List” tab on the upper right side of the screen.
Step 3: From the dropdown menu, click on “Account” under Your Account.
Step 4: On the “Account” page, select “Archived orders” from the list.
Step 5: Now you can view all the orders you have archived from your Amazon Account.
You can choose to select "Unarchive Order" to take the order back to order history.
You can follow this simple trick if you need to access your Archived Orders from a mobile phone.
The Amazon mobile app does not allow users to archive orders or access archived ones. However, there is a simple hack similar to the one we used before to archive the orders.
Go to Amazon’s Website on your mobile phone and select “Desktop View” from the options. Now, follow the same steps we used to access the archived orders from the computer.
I can’t see the “Archived Orders” option on Amazon; what do I do?
Sometimes, finding “Archived Orders” on Amazon may get a little tricky. Although you can refer to the screenshot above to locate the option, here is a simple way by which you can find this option in no time.
All you have to do is go to the Search bar and type “archived orders.”
Press search, and you will see all your archived orders option. Click on it as circled below. And it will take you to archive orders option.
It is easier than it seems. You don’t have to worry about your friends or family accessing your order history.
But is there a way to unarchive Amazon orders? Of course, there is! Let’s see how you can do it.
How to unarchive Amazon orders?
Unarchiving an order on Amazon is much easier and simpler than archiving. All you have to do is click on the “Unarchive Order” option on the bottom left of the order, and that archived order will get back to the general orders list.
Is there any other way to hide your Amazon Orders?
Archiving orders is the perfect way to hide your orders from anyone using your Amazon account. But it could be the more perfectly secure way. Anyone with access to your Amazon Account can simply go to archived orders and view your orders.
Here are some other ways in which you can hide your Amazon Orders:
Clearing your archived orders from the browsing history
Since Amazon monitors and tracks all your browsing history and other activities, you must clear these tracks to hide your archived orders.
To do this, you will have to clear your browsing history. In doing so, Amazon will no longer show recommended products, recently viewed products, or your search history.
You can clear your Browsing History from the tab under the “Accounts and Lists” option. Click on the Browsing History option and select Remove from View under the order you want to delete. This option will remove the browsing history of that item.
If you want to delete all the search history and activity on your Amazon account, you can do this by going to the Manage History option on the Browsing history page.
On the next page, select “Remove all from view,” which will delete all your browsing history.
You can select the “Turn Browsing History On/Off” option and turn it off. This will ensure that Amazon does not collect your browsing history and search activity any further. Now Amazon will not show your recently viewed products or recommendations from past purchases.
Removing previous purchases from the “Buy Again” list on Amazon
You may have archived your orders from the general list, but that doesn’t mean the order history is deleted permanently.
If you or someone using your Amazon Account goes to the product page of that order again, they might notice the tag “Last purchased on” on the upper side of the page. Your Buy Again list also displays your previous purchases.
You can delete these quickly by selecting the “Buy Again” List on the Your Orders page and selecting the “Remove this item” option. This will delete your order history from the list and won’t be displayed on the product page either.
Switching to Amazon Household Account
If you are an Amazon Prime user, this option is the easiest way to keep your orders private.
You can opt for Amazon Household Accounts and have individual profiles for each member using your Prime Account. Each member's purchase history, orders, and search activity on Amazon will be private.
Amazon Household accounts will display the personal information and activity on each member’s private profile. So you wouldn’t have to worry about going through all the trouble to hide your orders.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How to archive an order on the Amazon app?
The Amazon mobile app does not allow users to archive orders. But you can go to Amazon’s website on your mobile phone and use the desktop version of the site to archive orders.
Why can’t I archive my Amazon Orders?
The option to archive orders is only available on the website. If you cannot find this option, follow the steps mentioned above. To access your archived orders quickly, use the search bar and type “archived orders.”
Does archiving an order cancel it?
Archiving an order does not cancel it. It does not delete the order history from your account. Archiving an order merely hides it from the general orders list.
A big downside of sharing your Amazon account with your friends and family is that they can easily access your order and search history. Sometimes, you might want to keep things private and hide some orders from the general order history.
While Amazon doesn’t allow you to delete orders from your Order History permanently, you can use some options to hide them from view. You can also try quick hacks to clear your tracks on Amazon.
I hope this article helped you successfully archive your orders and all the hack related to hiding them. If you have any questions, suggestions, or feedback, feel free to write to us! Stay tuned for the more amazing content on Amazon.
Samrudha Salvi ‧ Author
With more than 5 years on selling on amazon, and helping 100s to get started on Amazon.