How to Delete Your Amazon Account: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Say Goodbye to Your Amazon Account: The Ultimate Guide to Deletion

Hello Challenger, if you are reading this, then you are most likely considering deleting your Amazon account. Whether it’s because you’ve found another online shopping platform, or perhaps you are making a lifestyle change, you’ve come to the right place. In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through every step of the process to ensure that your Amazon account is completely and permanently deleted. So, let’s get started.

Introduction: Why Delete Your Amazon Account?

Amazon is one of the most popular online retailers in the world, but sometimes, it’s simply time to move on. Here are a few reasons why you might be considering deleting your Amazon account:

Reasons to Delete Your Amazon Account
Found a better online shopping platform
Personal lifestyle changes
Concerns about Amazon’s data privacy
Desire to support small and local businesses

No matter what your reason may be, deleting your Amazon account is a straightforward process. Keep reading to learn how to permanently delete your account.

How to Delete Your Amazon Account: Step-by-Step Guide

Before you start the process of deleting your Amazon account, there are a few things you should do first:

Step 1: Clear Your Amazon Pay Balance

If you have any funds in your Amazon Pay balance, now is the time to use them up or transfer them to your bank account. Amazon will not let you close your account until your balance is zero.

Step 2: Cancel Your Orders

Make sure all of your orders have been delivered and all charges have been processed before you close your account.

Step 3: Delete Your Personal Information

Remove all of your saved addresses, payment methods, and any other personal information from your account.

Step 4: Use Your Gift Card Balance

If you have any gift card balances, be sure to use them up. Amazon will not refund any remaining balance after the account is closed.

Step 5: Contact Customer Service

If you have any subscriptions or services associated with your Amazon account, such as Prime membership, be sure to cancel them before closing your account. You can also contact Amazon customer service to help you navigate the cancellation process.

Step 6: Permanently Delete Your Account

Once you’ve followed the steps above, it’s time to permanently delete your Amazon account. Here’s how:

Step 6.1: Go to the Amazon ‘Contact Us’ Page

Navigate to the ‘Contact Us’ page on Amazon’s website.

Step 6.2: Select Your Account

Select ‘Your Account’ under ‘What can we help you with?’

Step 6.3: Choose Chat or Phone

Choose the option to contact Amazon via chat or phone.

Step 6.4: Request Account Deletion

Request that your Amazon account be permanently deleted. You may be asked to provide a reason for the deletion.

Step 6.5: Confirm Deletion

Amazon will send you an email with instructions on how to confirm the deletion of your account. Follow the instructions carefully to permanently delete your account.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some common questions that people have when deleting their Amazon account:

FAQ 1: Will deleting my Amazon account affect my Kindle or Audible account?

No, deleting your Amazon account will not affect any other accounts associated with Amazon, such as Kindle or Audible.

FAQ 2: Can I reactivate my Amazon account after it has been deleted?

No, once your Amazon account has been permanently deleted, it cannot be reactivated.

FAQ 3: Will deleting my Amazon account delete my product reviews?

No, your product reviews will still be visible on Amazon after your account has been deleted.

FAQ 4: Can I delete my Amazon account from the mobile app?

No, you cannot delete your Amazon account from the mobile app. You must log in to the web version of Amazon to delete your account.

FAQ 5: How long will it take to delete my Amazon account?

Amazon states that it may take up to 72 hours for your account to be permanently deleted. However, it is often processed much sooner than that.

FAQ 6: Will deleting my Amazon account delete my purchase history?

No, your purchase history will still be available on Amazon after your account has been deleted.

FAQ 7: Will deleting my Amazon account remove my credit card information?

Yes, deleting your Amazon account will remove all saved credit card information from Amazon’s systems.

FAQ 8: Can I delete an Amazon account for someone else?

No, you cannot delete another person’s Amazon account. The account owner must initiate the deletion process themselves.

FAQ 9: Will deleting my Amazon account affect my Amazon Web Services account?

No, deleting your Amazon account will not affect any other Amazon Web Services accounts you may have.

FAQ 10: Will deleting my Amazon account remove all of my customer reviews?

No, your customer reviews on Amazon will remain after your account has been deleted.

FAQ 11: How do I cancel my Amazon Prime membership?

To cancel your Amazon Prime membership, go to your account settings and cancel your subscription. Make sure to do this before permanently deleting your Amazon account.

FAQ 12: Can I close just one account but keep another Amazon account?

Yes, you can close one Amazon account while keeping another account.

FAQ 13: Will deleting my Amazon account unsubscribe me from all Amazon email lists?

No, deleting your Amazon account will not automatically unsubscribe you from Amazon email lists. You will need to unsubscribe manually using the unsubscribe link in each email.


We hope this guide has been helpful in showing you how to permanently delete your Amazon account. Remember to follow all the steps carefully, and be sure to clear your balance, cancel your orders, and remove your personal information before starting the deletion process. After your account has been deleted, make sure to double check that all of your subscriptions and services have also been cancelled. Happy shopping, wherever you choose to go next!


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