How to Change Email on Amazon in 2024 (Step-by-Step Guide)

As a small business consultant who assists entrepreneurs, I often get asked, "How do I change my email on Amazon?"

It‘s a common question since Amazon is integral to many businesses‘ operations today. Thankfully, Amazon makes it easy to update your account email, whether for security, privacy, or accuracy reasons.

In this step-by-step guide, I‘ll draw upon my expertise supporting over 100 entrepreneurs to provide a detailed walkthrough on changing your Amazon email, so you can keep your account up-to-date.

Key Reasons to Change Your Amazon Email

Before diving into the how-to, let‘s explore three key reasons for changing your email on Amazon:

1. Enhanced Security

According to a 2022 survey by Sans Institute InfoSec, 36% of breached organizations attributed it to compromised credentials.

To boost security,routinely changing passwords and logins helps safeguard accounts. If your email is ever compromised, promptly changing your Amazon email protects against unauthorized access.

2. Increased Privacy

A Statista survey found 80% of Amazon Prime members get annoyed by the frequency of promotional emails.

Switching your account email lets you manage notifications and advertisements while protecting order history privacy.

3. Improved Organization

Per Small Business Trends, the average American has 3.2 email accounts. Consolidating inboxes streamlines digital organization so you can better track Amazon orders.

Now let‘s get into the step-by-step process.

Step 1: Sign Into Your Amazon Account

First, visit Amazon.com and sign into your account using your current login email and password:

Sign in screen

If you‘ve forgotten your password, reset it using Amazon‘s password recovery options.

Step 2: Navigate to "Your Account"

Once signed in, click the dropdown menu next to your name and select Your Account:

Your account menu

This houses your order history, account settings, and personal information.

Step 3: Access "Login & Security"

Under Ordering and shopping preferences, click Login & security to access email and password settings:

Login & security page

Step 4: Edit Email Address

Under Email address, click Edit next to your current email then enter and confirm the new email address:

Edit email

Double check accuracy to prevent issues receiving verification codes later.

Step 5: Check Inbox for Code

Amazon automatically sends a 6-digit verification code to your new email address. Check your inbox:

Verification email

Enter this code in the next step to confirm the new email.

Step 6: Enter Verification Code

Copy the 6-digit code from your email into the Verification Code field on Amazon then click Verify:

Enter verification code

The code expires after 10 minutes if unused. If so, resend a new code.

Step 7: Confirm Email Update

Carefully review the prompt to confirm changing your Amazon email address, then select Save changes:

Confirm prompt

You will also receive an email confirming the successful update.

Updating Other Amazon Services

If you utilize other Amazon services like Prime Video or Kindle, update your login credentials there as well either via account settings or by signing out and back in with your new email.

Neglecting this risks losing access to subscription content.

Seeking Further Assistance

Contact Amazon Customer Service if any issues arise when changing your email by:

  • Phone – Call 888-280-4331
  • Email – Select "Contact Us" on the customer service page
  • Online Chat – Initiate a live chat from the customer help site

Specialists can diagnose problems and manually facilitate email changes as needed.

I hope this guide helps simplify the process of updating your Amazon account email. Let me know if you have any other questions!