How to hide orders on Amazon

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To hide an order on Amazon, go to your order history, select an order and click ‘Archive Order’. Archived orders are hidden from your normal order list and can only be accessed from the “Archived Order” page.

If you share an Amazon account with your partner or let other people use your Prime login, you may occasionally want to hide an order from your history. That way, you won’t spoil the surprise of a birthday gift, or your kids won’t see something they shouldn’t when shopping for school supplies. Here’s how to do it.

Archive or hide an order on Amazon

Log in to Amazon and click Returns & Orders in the top right corner.

returns and orders option

You will then see a list of all the things you have ordered in the past three months. Scroll through the list until you find the order you want to hide and click ‘View order details’. If you don’t see it, use the search bar to find it.

Amazon order list

For the item you want to hide, click on ‘Archive order’.

archive order marked

Then click again on “Archive order”. Everything you ordered at the same time will also be archived.

archive order popup

Now if someone looks at the list of your orders, it won’t show up. However, it is still accessible in the order archive.

You can access it at Amazon’s Archived Orders Page. To find it on the Amazon website, go to Accounts & Lists > Account. Click the “Archived Orders” button on the Your Account page.

Select the "Archived orders" button on the Your account page

Set up Amazon Household instead

Filing orders to a little-known area of ​​the user interface is honestly not a great solution. Sure, it works, but someone who is curious can still find the order details easily. Instead, if you have Amazon Prime, there’s a much better solution: Amazon household.

amazon household information

Amazon Household allows you to share your Prime benefits and digital content with another adult and up to four teens and children. This means that both you and your partner can have your own Amazon accounts, order each other secret gifts, and get the same free delivery options, without having to pay for a second Prime account. Account sharing is no longer necessary.

It also means you can give your teenage kids their own Amazon accounts so they can order things with your approval, but they won’t be able to browse your order list to see what they’re getting for Christmas.

To set up an Amazon household, go to the Amazon Household Page and follow our full walkthrough.

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