How to Review Past Orders on Amazon

By Ken White

Amazon.com was founded by Jeff Bezos in 1994 as an online bookstore based in Bezos's garage. The company went public three years later and by the end of 2010, had sales of $12.95 billion. Amazon opened it's first non-U.S. websites in 1998, with amazon.co.uk and amazon.de. By 2011, there were 8 Amazon websites worldwide, as well as additional Amazon-owned sites. Orders made on the amazon.com website starting in 2002 can be reviewed. Order reports can also be run and downloaded as a spreadsheet.

Step 1

Open a web browser and go to Amazon.com. Click "Your Account." Click "Your Orders."

Step 2

Enter your email address and password. Click "Sign In Using Our Secure Server."

Step 3

Click the "Show" drop-down menu to display physical product orders placed during a certain time period. For example, you can view orders from the last 6 months or orders from a specific year. Click "Go." All orders during the chosen time period will display, from recent to earliest. Orders will display all items in the order and include the total price of the order.

Step 4

Click "Digital Orders" to view orders of all digital products, such as Kindle books, Android applications and music downloads. Click the "See" drop-down menu to view only one type of digital order.

Step 5

Click "Order History Reports" to create a custom report of physical items ordered. Enter a "Start Date" using the drop-down menu for the report and an "End Date." Click "Request Report." Amazon will email you when the report is ready or you can press "Refresh List." Click download to download the comma-separated value file, which can be loaded into a spreadsheet application.