As an ecommerce entrepreneur and consultant with over 10 years of experience assisting online sellers, I‘ve seen firsthand how a cluttered order history can hurt productivity and make order management more complicated.
Fortunately, Amazon provides a simple archiving tool to help sellers organize their account. In this comprehensive guide, we‘ll walk through the entire process step-by-step, from locating orders to viewing your archive.
Why Archive Orders?
Before we dive in, let‘s review the key benefits of archiving Amazon orders:
- Removes clutter from the main orders page
- Highlights current and recent orders for faster processing
- Hides purchased items you may not want others to see
- Frees up space for new orders
According to ecommerce expert Neil Patel, the average Amazon seller processes 156 orders per month. With this kind of volume, it doesn‘t take long for order history to become disorganized and difficult to parse.
By taking a few minutes to archive older purchases, you can streamline order management and keep your account organized as your business grows.
Step 1: Locate Orders to Archive
Whether you‘re on desktop or mobile, the process for locating orders is essentially the same:
- Log into your Seller Central account
- Hover over Accounts & Lists
- Select Orders from the dropdown
This will display your full order history with the most recent purchases on top.
Pro Tip: Use the filters to refine your search by date range, status, category, etc. This makes selecting specific orders much easier.
Step 2: Select Orders to Archive
When deciding which orders to remove from the main view, good candidates tend to be:
- Purchases more than 3 months old
- Items you are unlikely to need to track again
- Any orders with sensitive personal or payment data
To select an order for archiving:
- Check the box next to each order you wish to archive
- Click the Archive order button at the top
Step 3: Archive Selected Orders
After selecting one or more orders and clicking Archive, a confirmation prompt will appear:
- Click Archive to remove the selected order(s) from your main view
- The order details will still be accessible in your Archived Orders list
Step 4: View Archived Orders
You can access archived orders at any time by:
- Going to Your Account
- Selecting Archived Orders from the left sidebar
This page stores all purchases you have previously archived. Feel free to unarchive any orders you need to access or view again.
Pro Tip: Set a reminder to review and archive older orders on a consistent schedule, such as every 3 months. This helps prevent buildup and keeps things running smoothly!
I hope you found this guide helpful for understanding how to effectively organize your Amazon orders. Please reach out if you have any other questions – I‘m always happy to help fellow ecommerce sellers!