How to Archive and Better Manage Your Amazon Orders

If you order a lot of stuff off of Amazon, you probably have an extensive order history. Today, we want to discuss how you can manage past orders and even archive them so they’re no longer visible in the list.

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Your Amazon order history likely stretches back several years and may contains hundreds, maybe thousands of previous orders. While the past six months to a year are the most relevant, you may still have dozens or hundreds of orders to sort through. Amazon gives customers a plethora of powerful tools to view, track, and cancel orders, as well as leave meaningful feedback to sellers and even regarding packaging and delivery.

To see your orders, open your account and view “Your Orders” from the proceeding screen. You can already see there are a couple of “Order Actions” on this screen, but you can see all your previous order history in one list by clicking the “Your Orders” button.

You may have to sign in at the next screen.

At the top of the “Your Orders” screen, you will see four categories, and you will be able to select the timeframe in which you view past orders. Anything beyond six months is viewable by year.

Any order in your history should have up to seven options, including the ability to quickly buy it again. Along the top row you can see when you placed the order, how much it cost, to whom it shipped, order details, or pull up an invoice.

The “Track Package” page will show when the item was ordered, shipped, and when or if it was delivered.

If you want to return an item, you will have a narrow window of opportunity. You will see how long you have until you can return something, and choose the reason why.

If you need or want to leave feedback to the seller, you can do so on the “Leave Seller Feedback” page. You can give the seller a star rating and express your thoughts in the comments.

You can also rate your delivery and package experience, such as whether it was delivered on time as well if it was adequately packaged to provide enough protection.

On that note, if you found the packaging too difficult open, you can let Amazon know, as well as share feedback with comments, and even upload an image to illustrate a point.

You will probably have some thoughts and feelings about your recent purchase, or maybe you want to return to an order from a while back and provide feedback. Leaving feedback is as simple as giving your item or items a star rating and then, if desired, penning a short review.

Finally, we get to order archiving. You can archive up to 100 orders, so if you buy an item repeatedly, you can hide old orders, or if there’s something on your list you don’t want prominently displayed on your order list, you archive that too.

You will still be able to view archived order from “Your Account” by clicking the “View Archived Orders” link.

If you’re an Amazon junkie then managing your order history gives you a range of powerful tools all consolidated in one convenient location.

Better managing your account, and knowing the tools and options available to you, such as managing Kindles and their content, will greatly improve your Amazon buying experience.

If you have anything you would like to add, such as a comment or question, please leave your feedback in our discussion forum.

 

Matt Klein is an aspiring Florida beach bum, displaced honorary Texan, and dyed-in-wool Ohio State Buckeye, who fancies himself a nerd-of-all-trades. His favorite topics might include operating systems, BBQ, roller skating, and trying to figure out how to explain quantum computers.