How to View Your Archived Orders on Amazon
When you place an order on Amazon, the order is recorded as part of your account history. This allows you to easily find past orders and re-order items that you previously purchased. While you can’t delete your order history, you can archive them. Archiving orders hides past orders, but they are still attached to your account.
If you have archived any of your orders, it’s helpful to know how to view these orders in case you ever want to re-order anything from them. However, Amazon makes it pretty tricky to locate your archived orders.
Fortunately, finding them is pretty easy — you just have to follow a few steps to get to them. Let’s take a look at how you can view your archived Amazon orders.
What Are Archived Orders?
Archived orders are those you no longer wish to see on your Amazon account. Orders on Amazon are not automatically archived so you will have to move them manually. The process of moving your orders is incredibly simple and straight-forward.
If you have purchased a secret gift for someone who also uses the Amazon account, you can archive the order to make it less obvious. If you’re running a business and need to remove the orders you’ve already collected the information for, this is an option for you.
If you’ve purchased an item you’d rather not have anyone else see, use this option to hide the details. You’ll also need to remove your search history for Amazon to maintain secrecy.
Archiving orders on Amazon doesn’t delete the information, it simply moves it to the back burner. Archiving isn’t permanent either, you have the option to move the orders to and from the archive folder as you please.
How to Hide Amazon Orders
If you’ve already made orders on Amazon before, sign in to your account and go to the homepage. There are multiple ways to hide an order, but let’s stick to the most straightforward one — archiving.
To archive a past order, follow these instructions:
- Log into Amazon.
- Click Returns & Orders in the upper right-hand corner.
- Scroll through your orders until you find the one you’d like to archive.
- Click on Order Details next to the order in question.
- Click Archive Order.
- Confirm by clicking Archive Order again.
Although this is a quick and simple solution to hiding the items you’ve ordered in the past, there are other ways to get Amazon to permanently delete your account information. Thanks to user privacy laws, the company will provide you details about your account, or let you permanently delete some information.
Otherwise, if you just want to hide orders without deleting your account information, this process will work for you.
How to Find Your Archived Orders on Amazon
Don’t worry, your archived orders are still there. As mentioned previously, they will never go away, even if you deactivate your Amazon account.
To access the archived orders:
- Log into your Amazon account.
- Hover over the Accounts & Lists dropdown in the top-right corner.
- Select Your Account from the dropdown menu.
- Click Archived orders in the Ordering and shopping preferences subsection.
If you’d like to move your order back to the standard orders page, simply click ‘Unarchive Order’ in the lower left-hand corner. There’s no need to confirm this, once you click the option your order will go back to its rightful place in the orders tab.
How to Hide Your Amazon Search History
While the above method will remove your orders from your ‘recent orders’ list, your browsing history on Amazon will still show your searches, which makes it easy for someone to snoop on your orders.
To delete your Amazon history, log into your account, then find the ‘Browsing History’ link towards the top-right of the Amazon homepage. If you’re having trouble finding this link, click Ctrl + F and type the words ‘browsing history’ to search the phrase on the current page.
When you click this option, you’ll see a list of recent searches. You may have to click ‘Manage History’ in the right-hand corner for the dropdown options to appear. Hit ‘Remove’ from view for each item that you want to remove from the search history.
You can also turn off ‘Browsing History’ by toggling the switch from orange to grey.
Frequently Asked Questions
While placing orders on Amazon is incredibly simple, it may be a little more difficult to find more information about those orders. That’s why we’ve included the answers to more of your questions here!
Many of our readers have pointed out that they simply don’t see the option for Archive Orders when following the steps above, although we tested this out and see it, something else may be amiss with your account. Fortunately, one of our readers provided this helpful tip: type Archive Orders into the search bar and they should appear!
From Amazon’s home page, type ‘Archived Orders’ in the search bar at the top (the same search bar you use to shop for products). A new page will appear with a blue hyperlink that says ‘Your Archived Orders.’ Click here.
What can I do if no Archived Orders Appear?
If you’re looking for an order that doesn’t appear on the Archived screen, you’ll need to search all of your orders for it. Simply click ‘View all orders.’ This option appears in the middle of the screen when no orders appear.
Then, use the dropdown box at the top left to toggle between years. Narrow down the list using this function to quickly navigate to the order you’re looking for. Although it may take some scrolling, this is another method to finding an order you’ve placed during the history of your Amazon account.
Archiving your orders is generally the best way to hide orders from others who have access to your Amazon account. However, it’s important to keep in mind that these orders are still accessible.
Depending on what you’re ordering you can always create a secondary account to maintain privacy. Although, this does require another Prime membership if you’d like to keep the benefits. The best way to keep this information secret is to kick anyone off of your Prime account who you don’t want to have access to your orders.