If you move around a lot or like to send products to friends’ addresses through your Amazon account, chances are that your Amazon address book is swamped.
In some cases, these can be good as a reference but mostly, you don’t want so many irrelevant and old addresses in your address book.
Here’s what you can do to delete your previous address on Amazon.
In this post, we will discuss how you can delete addresses from your Amazon address book in order to make it more manageable.
How to Delete Addresses from Your Amazon Account?
Simply follow these steps to delete addresses from your Amazon account:
Step 1: Log into your Amazon account.
Step 2: Hover your cursor over “Account & Lists” on the top-right of your page and click on “Your Account” as shown:
Step 3: On the next page, under the “Ordering and shopping preferences” section, click on “Your addresses” as shown:
Step 4: On the next page, you will be able to see all of the addresses that you have used for orders from your Amazon account.
It will also have a history of addresses for everyone that you’ve ever sent a product, gift, or subscription to as well.
Near the bottom part of each box that represents one address, you will see three options: “Edit”, “Remove” or “Set as Default”.
Step 5: Navigate to the address that you want to delete from your Amazon address book, and click on “Remove” as shown:
Step 6: You will be asked to confirm the removal of the address from your Amazon account, simply click on “Yes” in order to get the obsolete address removed from your address book as shown:
Important note: As you can see in the fine print in the screenshot above, removing the address from your address book will not cause any of your in-process orders to be disrupted.
So, if you want to remove a friend’s address from your address book to whom you’ve just sent a gift using your account, you can do so without worrying about the gift not reaching your friend.
How to Add an Address to Your Amazon Account?
The process for adding an address to your account is also fairly simple.
Just follow these steps:
Step 1: Log into your Amazon account.
Step 2: Hover your cursor over “Account & Lists” on the top-right of the Amazon home page and click on “Your Account” as shown below:
Step 3: On the next page, in the “Ordering and shopping preferences” section, click on “Your addresses” as shown below:
Step 4: On the next page, click on the plus sign that says “Add Address” as shown below:
Step 5: Fill in your address details and click on Submit.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. Why Can’t I Change My Delivery Address on Amazon for an Order?
If the item you have ordered is not shipped by Amazon but is instead, shipped by the third-party seller themselves, then you may not be able to change the shipping address for your order.
In this case, you’ll have to contact the seller and ask them to cancel your order and then reorder the item at your correct address.
2. How Many Addresses Can You Have on Your Amazon Account?
You can have as many as you want.
There’s no limit to how many addresses you can add to your account and there’s even no limit to how many credit/debit cards you can add to your account.
3. Can You Have Many Shipping Addresses on Amazon?
Yes. Amazon has a multi-address delivery feature that allows you to buy many products in one order and then get them shipped to different addresses.
You can do this by adding the items to your shopping cart, clicking on the delivery address page and then, clicking on the “Deliver to multiple addresses” link.
4. Can I Update My Shipping Address After My Order Has Been Shipped?
No, there’s not a whole lot you can do once the order gets shipped.
You can change it before it’s shipped but after that, Amazon does not allow you to change your shipping address.
5. Will My Order be Delayed if My Shipping Address is Different from My Billing Address?
This is a fairly common concern and the fact of the matter is that it does not delay your order in any way.
Your order may be delayed if you enter the incorrect Billing address but not just because it’s different from your Shipping address.
Note that your Billing address is the one where you receive your credit card statement.
6. Why is Amazon Saying My Address is Invalid?
If you receive an “Invalid Address” error while entering it on Amazon, this means that the postal address you’ve provided is not contained within the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) maintained addresses list.
7. Does Amazon Deliver to Rural Addresses?
If you live in a rural area, you will still be able to order items off of Amazon in most cases.
However, Amazon does not deliver packages to most rural areas using their own drivers or vehicles as it’s not profitable. They use USPS instead.
8. How Do I Send Gifts to People from My Amazon Account?
If you’d like to surprise a friend or family member with a gift, you can do so by adding their address to your Amazon account.
Once you have their address added to your account, add whatever item you want to buy them to your shopping cart and provide their address as the shipping address.
Wrapping Things Up…
With that, we’re at the conclusion of our post on how you can delete obsolete addresses from your account on Amazon.
It can definitely become overwhelmingly large if you tend to send gifts or subscriptions to friends and family regularly or if you move often.
Thus, it can be a good idea to perform maintenance from time to time to ensure it’s not getting too cluttered.