How to Archive Amazon orders

How to Change Retuen Method on Amazon
Archiving your past orders on Amazon hides them from your main order history page.
Hinterhaus Productions/Getty Images

Black Friday and the holiday shopping season are upon us, and if you share an Amazon account, you might be looking for a way to hide your Amazon purchases. Maybe you’ve taken advantage of the best Amazon Black Friday deals but don’t want to reveal any gifts or personal purchases — luckily, you can archive and hide your Amazon orders.

Archived orders can still be viewed on the Archived Orders page, though you can also hide your browsing history to further maintain secrecy. Here’s how to archive Amazon orders, view your archived orders, and hide your browsing history.

How to archive an Amazon order

You can only archive orders on the Amazon website, not in the mobile app. Here’s how:

1. Go to the Amazon website and log in, if needed.

2. Hover over the Account & Lists tab, then click Orders.

Account & Lists drop-down menu and Orders highlighted with a box and arrow.
To archive an order, you need to navigate to your order history. 
Abigail Abesamis Demarest/Insider


3. Locate the order you want to archive, then click Archive order in the bottom-left corner of the order.

Amazon Orders page with Archive order highlighted with a box and arrow.
You can’t delete your order history, but you can archive orders to hide them. 
Abigail Abesamis Demarest/Insider

4. Click Archive order in the pop-up confirmation window.

5. Once successfully archived, a confirmation message will appear at the top of the page.

How to view your archived Amazon orders

1. Go to the Amazon website and log in, if needed.

2. Hover over the Account & Lists tab, then click Orders.

3. Click the drop-down next to X orders placed in, and select Archived Orders.

Your Orders drop-down menu with Archived Orders highlighted with a box and arrow.
If you need to reference an archived order or unarchive an order, you can do so on the Archived Orders page. 
Abigail Abesamis Demarest/Insider

How to hide Amazon archived orders

You can’t delete orders you’ve made, and unfortunately, you also can’t hide them from your archive. That said, you can take things a step further by hiding your browsing history. Here’s how:

1. Go to the Amazon website and log in to your account.

2. Hover over the Account & Lists tab, then click Browsing History.

3. Find the item you want to remove and click the Remove from view button.

Browsing history page with Remove from view highlighted with a box and arrow.
Removing an archived item from your browsing history can offer further privacy. 
Abigail Abesamis Demarest/Insider


You’ll then see a “Removed” message over the item, and the section will be grayed out. The item will disappear if you refresh the page.

Browsing history page with Manage history options highlighted with a box and arrow.
In this menu, you can also clear your Amazon browsing history with one click. 
Abigail Abesamis Demarest/Insider


Where is the archive order button?

If you don’t see the Archive Order or Archive Orders buttons from following the steps above, try typing Archive Orders in Amazon’s search bar. From there click on the blue Your archived orders link.

Archive order search results with Your archived orders highlighted with a box and arrow.
If you’re having trouble locating the Archived Orders page, this is a quick workaround. 
Abigail Abesamis Demarest/Insider

Why is my archive empty?

If your archive is empty, that probably means that you haven’t archived any orders yet. To find your orders, go to the main Orders screen. Use the drop-down box to change the time frame to help you locate your order.

One Comment on “How to Archive Amazon orders”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *