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 gift, or your kids won’t see something they shouldn’t when shopping for school supplies. Here’s how to do it.
How to Archive or Hide an Order on Amazon
Log in to Amazon and click Returns & Orders in the top-right corner.
This will show you a list of all the things you’ve ordered in the past three months. Scroll through the list until you find the order that you want to hide and click “View Order Details.” If you don’t see it, use the search bar to find it.
For the item that you want to hide, click “Archive Order.”
Then, click “Archive Order” again. Everything you ordered at the same time will also be archived.
Now, when someone looks at the list of your orders, it won’t appear. It is still accessible, however, in the order archive.
You can access it on Amazon’s Archived Orders page. To find it on Amazon’s website, go to Accounts & Lists > Your Account. Under “Ordering and Shopping Preferences,” click “Archived Orders.”
Set up Amazon Household Instead
Archiving orders to a little-known section of the user interface isn’t a great solution, to be honest. Sure, it works, but someone who’s curious could still easily find the order details. Instead, if you have Amazon Prime, there’s a much better solution: Amazon Household.
Amazon Household lets you 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 whatever secret gifts you like, and get the same free delivery options—without paying for a second Prime account. No more account-sharing needed.
It also means that you can set your teenage kids up with their own Amazon accounts so that they can order things with your approval, but they won’t be able to pry through your order list to see what they’re getting for Christmas.