The holiday season is vastly approaching and many consumers are turning to Amazon to make their purchases. Amazon is an easy way to get your gifts quickly and offer something for everyone. If you have an Amazon Prime account, you should look into the many perks that it comes with - like fast, free delivery options, exclusive deals, and early access to hot items. Once you're ready to start your holiday gift shopping, take these few steps to ensure that you don't spoil the surprise.
- Open the Alexa app on your phone.
- Tap More > Settings.
- Choose Notifications.
- Select Amazon Shopping.
- Slide the toggle to the left next to for items in delivery updates under the section Let Alexa say or show titles for items you've ordered. This disables the feature.
Hide Your Purchases:
- Archive an order: This action hides gift purchases from your order history. One downside is that the orders can still be viewed by going into "Your Account" page and selecting archived orders. So, keep this in mind for your tech-savvy family members who may know this.
- Remove items from your browsing history: Removing items from your browsing history will avoid revealing the gifts you plan to purchase.
With Amazon, you have the option to ship to an Amazon locker which are delivery sites that are located throughout your city. Once you ship to a locker location, Amazon will email you a unique six-digit code that allows you to retrieve it when is most convenient for you. If shipping to a locker doesn't appeal to you, you could always ship your package to another location like a work address or a friend's house.
Now that you know how to hide your purchases and search
history from Amazon you can start your holiday shopping without fear of
spoiling the surprise!