If you share an Amazon account with your partner — or let other people use your Prime login — you might occasionally want to hide an order from your history. That way you won’t spoil the surprise of a birthday present or your kids won’t see anything they shouldn’t when shopping for school supplies. Here’s how to do it.
Log in to Amazon and click Returns & Orders in the top right corner.
This will show you a list of all the things you have ordered in the last 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.
Click Archive Order for the item you want to hide.
Then click on “Archive order” again. Everything you have ordered at the same time is also archived.
Now when someone looks at the list of your orders, they won’t see it. However, it can still be called up in the order archive.
You can access it Amazon’s archived orders page. To find it on the Amazon website, go to Accounts & Lists > Account. From the Your Account page, click the Archived Orders button.
To be honest, archiving orders in a little-known area of the UI isn’t a great solution. Sure it works, but someone curious could still easily find the order details. If you have Amazon Prime, there’s a much better solution instead: Amazon household.
With Amazon Household, you can share your Prime benefits and digital content with one other adult and up to four teens and children. That means both you and your partner can have your own Amazon accounts, order each other secret gifts you like, and get the same free delivery options — without paying for a second Prime account. Account approval is no longer required.
It also means you can set up your teenage kids with their own Amazon accounts so they can order things with your consent, but they won’t be able to sift through your order list to see what they have for Christmas to get.
To set up an Amazon Household, go to Amazon household page and follow our full walkthrough.
This article was previously published on Source link