How to Hide and Conceal Your Amazon Order History and Purchases

  • Key Takeaways:
  • You can archive up to 500 Amazon orders to hide them from your main order history
  • Setting up an Amazon Household account keeps each adult’s orders completely private
  • Clearing your browsing history and disabling recommendations prevents Amazon from suggesting related products

Sharing an Amazon account with family members or a partner can be convenient, but it also means your order history and purchases are visible to others. Whether you’re shopping for a surprise gift or prefer to keep certain purchases private, Amazon provides several ways to conceal your order details.

Archiving Amazon Orders

One of the easiest methods to hide your Amazon orders is by archiving them. Archived orders are removed from your default order history view, making them less likely to be discovered by others sharing your account.

To archive an order:

  1. Go to and sign in to your account
  2. Click on “Returns & Orders” in the top right menu
  3. Find the order you want to hide and click “Archive order” below the order details
  4. Confirm by clicking “Archive order” in the pop-up window

Archived orders are not deleted permanently. You can view up to 500 archived orders by going to “Accounts & Lists” > “Your Account” > “Archived Orders”. From there, you can also choose to unarchive an order if needed.

Setting Up an Amazon Household

While archiving orders is a quick fix, it’s not a foolproof solution since archived orders can still be accessed. For complete privacy, consider setting up an Amazon Household account.

Amazon Household allows you to share your Prime benefits with another adult, up to four teens, and four children in your household. However, each adult gets their own separate account and order history, ensuring purchases remain hidden from other members.

To set up an Amazon Household:

  1. Go to
  2. Click “Add Adult” and enter the email address of the other adult member
  3. Follow the instructions to send an invitation and complete the setup process

With separate accounts through Amazon Household, you can shop privately without worrying about your order details being visible to others.

Clearing Browsing History and Disabling Recommendations

In addition to hiding completed orders, you may also want to prevent Amazon from suggesting products based on your browsing activity or making recommendations that could give away potential purchases.

To clear your browsing history:

  1. Hover over “Accounts & Lists” and click “Browsing History”
  2. Click “Remove from view” next to any product you want to remove
  3. To clear your entire history, click “Manage history” and select “Remove all items from view”

To disable product recommendations:

  1. Hover over “Accounts & Lists” and click “Recommendations”
  2. Click “Improve Your Recommendations” at the top
  3. Deselect any products or categories you don’t want to see recommendations for

By clearing your browsing history and disabling recommendations, Amazon will have less data to use for suggesting related products, making it less likely that your potential purchases will be revealed.

Keeping Alexa Quiet

If you have an Alexa-enabled device, you’ll also want to adjust your settings to prevent Alexa from announcing your order details out loud.

To do this:

  1. Open the Alexa app and go to “Settings” > “Notifications” > “Amazon Shopping”
  2. Turn off the option to “Let Alexa say or show titles for items you’ve ordered”

With this setting disabled, Alexa will still notify you about incoming deliveries but won’t reveal the specific items you’ve purchased.

Final Thoughts

While Amazon provides several methods for hiding your order history and purchases, it’s important to note that none of these solutions are completely foolproof. If someone has access to your account and is determined to find your order details, they may still be able to do so.

For maximum privacy, consider creating a separate Amazon account solely for personal or surprise purchases. Alternatively, take advantage of Amazon’s gift options, which allow you to ship items directly to the recipient without revealing the contents to anyone else.

By following the steps outlined above and being mindful of your privacy settings, you can enjoy the convenience of online shopping while keeping your purchases concealed from prying eyes.