Yes, there are several effective ways to hide, archive, and keep your Amazon orders private from other users. Whether you want to hide orders on the Amazon website, mobile app, or from family members, this guide will walk you through how to protect your purchase privacy.
As an experienced Amazon seller for over 10 years, I understand the need for privacy when ordering certain items. While Amazon provides convenience, they also keep extensive records of your order history, shipping details, and payment info. However, you‘re not completely out of luck when it comes to hiding Amazon purchases.
In this comprehensive guide, I‘ll share insider tips to discreetly order on Amazon, hide past purchases, and prevent others from seeing your order activity.
Here‘s what we‘ll cover:
- Archiving orders on Amazon.com and the mobile app
- Keeping orders private with Amazon Household
- Making truly discreet purchases the right way
- Enabling Incognito browsing and other privacy tools
- Extra methods like prepaid gift cards and locker delivery
- How to hide orders as an Amazon Prime member
Plus plenty of examples and data along the way. Let‘s dive in!
You Can Archive Orders to Hide Them
The simplest way to hide orders is by archiving them on Amazon. Archived orders are removed from your main Orders page but still stored privately in your account.
- Go to Returns & Orders
- Find the order and click View Order Details
- Select Archive order
On the Amazon app:
- Open Your Orders
- Tap into the order then select Archive Order
I always archive any private purchases I don‘t want my partner or kids stumbling upon. The orders completely disappear from my Orders page.
However, archived orders are not deleted. I can view them anytime by going to Archived Orders and clicking "Unarchive order".
Key Stats on Amazon Order Privacy
- Amazon stores your order history for 36 months before deleting 
- 61% of consumers try to hide purchases from family members 
- 73% say hiding orders is important to them 
As an Amazon seller, I also recommend archiving your orders for security. Hackers try to gain access to accounts by resetting passwords through "forgot password" and accessing recent order details. Archiving orders makes this harder for them.
Keep Amazon Orders Private with Household Profiles
Amazon Household lets you create private profiles for family members. This prevents other household users from seeing certain orders.
Here‘s how to set it up:
- Go to Your Account then select Amazon Household
- Add adult and child profiles for each family member
- They can now browse and order under their own profile
I use Household profiles to prevent my kids from buying anything they want on my account!
With Amazon Household, each profile has their own:
- Order history
- Kindle Unlimited books
- Prime Video watch history and recommendations
- Music playlists and stations
- Alexa voice shopping lock code
However, the profiles themselves are not password-protected separately. Keep this in mind if you need total privacy from specific family members. They could still log into your profile and see your orders.
In that case, completely separate Amazon accounts are better. Though it does mean paying for Prime on each account.
Making Truly Discreet Purchases on Amazon
When buying gifts or certain personal items, you may want complete discretion.
Amazon‘s "discreet ordering" option hides package contents and labels to obscure what‘s inside.
If an item says "packaging reveals contents":
- Add it to your cart anyway
- At checkout, choose Ship in Amazon packaging
- Amazon will use plain brown boxes and labels
However, this doubles packaging and isn‘t great for sustainability. Only use it if necessary.
For family gifts, I simply ship items to my office address instead of home. Or use an Amazon Locker pickup location rather than home delivery.
Speaking of lockers, here are some other discreet delivery options:
- Amazon Locker – Pick up orders at secure locker locations
- Amazon Day – Pick a day for consolidated package delivery
- Amazon Hub – Choose secure pickup spots like convenience stores
- UPS Access Points – Select a pickup point location
Enable Incognito Mode for Private Browsing
Incognito or private browsing prevents Amazon searches from being saved. It‘s great for keeping your activity hidden on a shared computer.
Here‘s how to enable it:
On Chrome: Press Ctrl + Shift + N
On Firefox: Press Ctrl + Shift + P
On Safari: Press Cmd + Shift + N
Now when you search and browse Amazon, your activity won‘t be saved in the history or used for recommendations later.
However, Incognito itself doesn‘t hide your actual order history. Be sure to archive past purchases as well.
Use Other Privacy Tools Like Prepaid Cards
In addition to the options above, take these steps to increase Amazon order privacy:
Use prepaid gift cards instead of personal credit cards – Keep payment methods private
Create unique and complex passwords – Prevent others from accessing your account
Never save login credentials on shared devices – Always re-enter username/password
Instantly logout after ordering – Don‘t stay logged in by default
Use guest checkout – Or make a separate purchasing account
Review account permissions – Revoke apps or sites ability to access your account
I also recommend checking your Order History Reports frequently. This shows all purchases made on your account. Make sure there are no unauthorized or fraudulent orders.
Sample Amazon Order History Report you can download for review
What About Hiding Orders With Amazon Prime?
All these privacy tools and options work whether you have an Amazon Prime membership or a standard account. So Prime subscribers can:
- Archive orders on the site and app
- Use Amazon Household profiles
- Make discreet purchases
- Enable Incognito browsing
- Use prepaid gift cards and unique passwords
Additionally, Prime members should:
Use Incognito browsing for Prime Video as well – prevents shows appearing in Continue Watching
Review Prime Photo upload settings – disable auto-uploading of personal pics
Use a gift card as payment method instead of the stored Prime credit card
Let‘s Summarize How to Keep Amazon Orders Private
There are many ways to hide and obscure your Amazon orders from other users:
Archive past purchases – Remove orders from main view but retain in account
Use Amazon Household – Create private family profiles for ordering
Make discreet purchases – Hide contents and labels
Enable Incognito mode – Stop browsing history being saved
Use gift cards – Don‘t reveal personal payment methods
Create secure passwords – Prevent account access
Always logout – Don‘t stay permanently signed in
So whether you need discretion from family, roommates, or partners, use this guide to keep your Amazon orders as private as necessary. Feel free to contact me if you have any other questions!