Over the years I’ve made more than a few Amazon purchases. I’ve always known that I could go into the site and look at my recent order history. One thing I didn’t know is you can download your entire order history in spreadsheet form from the site.
The site’s Order History tool allows you to download a list of every order you’ve made ever, or just for a certain period of time. The spreadsheet will not only list those items but also tell you when you ordered each item, who you order it from (Amazon or a third-party seller), how much you spent on the item, what payment method you used, and where you sent the product.
To do it, go to Amazon’s website and then select “Account & Lists” from the top right. You have to click on it. From there select “Download order reports” under the “Ordering and shopping preferences” section of the menu.
A form will appear where you can select the type of report you’d like. “Items” is what will show your actual purchases. You can also look exclusively at the refunds or returns you’ve made on the site.
To which to one of those select something different from that drop-down menu at the top of the form (it defaults to “Items”).
Finally, select a start and end date on the form and then press “Request report.”
Amazon will tell you it’s processing your report and will email you a link to the finished product when it’s done that you can download.
If your report is anything like mine, then it’s time to personally reflect on what an insane amount of money you’ve spent over the years on things you might not even remember owning.