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Sometimes when shopping on Amazon, it’s easy to get swept away by the many products available on the platform.
You might add products to your Amazon shopping cart and later realize you don’t really need or want some of them.
However, you don’t need to worry because Amazon allows you to remove items from your cart. Here’s an easy step-by-step guide to help you out.
Quick Summary of This Guide
In this post, we’ll expand upon how the shopping cart within Amazon works and how you can delete items from it with ease.
We’ll also explain how you can save items to order at a later date.
Let’s get started.
How to Delete Items from Your Shopping Cart on Amazon
You might be slightly confused as to how you can remove certain items from your Amazon shopping cart before checking out.
However, it’s very simple to do so. Just follow these steps:
Step 1: First of all, you need to refresh your Amazon page as there’s a possibility that if you added items recently, they may not have been updated in your cart.
Hence, first, refresh the page by either pressing the refresh button on your browser or by pressing F5.
Step 2: Once the page is refreshed, go to your cart by clicking the cart icon on the top-right of the page.
Note that the number on the cart icon denotes how many items you have in your shopping cart.
Step 3: Once you click on the cart icon, you will be taken to your shopping cart. Once here, identify the products you want to remove from them.
You’ll see a small link to the right of the product picture which says “Delete”. Click on that link in order to remove that item from your shopping cart as shown:
And that’s pretty much it. Once you hit the delete button, your shopping cart page will refresh and the item you wanted to remove will be gone.
How to Save Items for Later on Amazon
The process for saving items for a later order is also fairly simple.
Follow the steps in the section above to navigate to your Amazon shopping cart.
Then, once you’re on the cart page, identify the item(s) you want to save for later.
Then, instead of clicking “Delete”, click on the “Save for later” button as shown:
The page will refresh and the item will be added to your “Save for later” list.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. How Long Can Items Stay in My Amazon Shopping Cart?
If you’re logged into your Amazon account, then you have 2 weeks to complete your order and purchase the items you’ve added to your cart.
After a period of 2 weeks, your cart will be automatically emptied.
If you’re logged in as a guest, then the contents of your Amazon shopping cart are kept saved only for the duration of your session.
2. How Many Items Can You Have in Your Cart?
You can have a total of 50 unique items in your cart.
3. The Items I Added to My Cart have Disappeared, Why?
There can be a couple of reasons for this.
As we mentioned earlier, your cart will be emptied automatically after 2 weeks if you’re logged in from your Amazon account. It will be emptied as soon as your session ends if you’re logged in as a guest.
Your cart can also become empty if you somehow accidentally get logged out of your Amazon account while shopping online.
4. Can I Have Multiple Carts on Amazon?
No. In most regular scenarios, you cannot have multiple carts associated with your Amazon account.
However, if you’re an Amazon Prime member and have an Amazon Fresh subscription, then you can have a Fresh cart and a regular cart associated with your Amazon account.
You’ll see two options: “Checkout Fresh Cart” and “Proceed to Checkout”.
5. Why Can’t I Add Items to My Cart on Amazon?
This is a common issue that many users face and it’s usually because they have been accidentally logged out of their Amazon account.
Check to see if you’re still logged in and if you’re not, sign in again.
6. Can I Share My Amazon Cart with Others?
Amazon does not allow you to share your Amazon cart with others due to security reasons.
While you can’t directly share your cart with anyone, there are some third-party apps available that can help you do so.
Check out our post on how to share your cart on Amazon for more information.
7. Where is My “Saved for Later” Items?
You can access your “Saved for later” list by going to your cart on Amazon.
Go to your cart by clicking on the cart icon on the top-right part of your Amazon page.
Once there, scroll down and you should see your “Saved for later” list underneath your cart contents.
8. Do I Need to Have an Amazon Account to Shop on It?
You typically need to have an account in order to shop on online retail platforms.
However, on Amazon, you can do your shopping without creating an account on it.
9. How Do I Delete an Item from My Amazon Order History?
In order to delete an item from your Amazon order history, click on “Returns & Orders” in the top-right part of your Amazon page.
Here, you can see a list of orders you had over the last 3 months. You can navigate to older orders by choosing a different option from the drop-down list.
Navigate to the order that contains the item you want to delete and click on “View Order Details.”
Click on “Archive Order” in order to hide it.
Wrapping Things Up…
We hope we were able to clear up how you can delete items from your Amazon cart through this post.
It’s fairly simple but if you’re using Amazon for the first time, it’s understandable that you may be a bit confused on how to do so.
Have you ever had trouble when trying to delete items on the Amazon app or in your browser?
Tell us your stories in the comments below.