Some companies make it infuriatingly difficult to delete their accounts, and Amazon is one of them. If you can’t figure out how to delete your Amazon account, don’t feel bad – very few people know how to!
Maybe you no longer want to support Amazon’s business practices or its controversial HR policies. Maybe you simply no longer use Amazon and want to remove your sensitive financial information from the Internet. Whatever the reason, it’s a good idea to delete your account.
But be warned — you’ll have to arm yourself with patience first!
Unfortunately, Amazon doesn’t give you a straightforward option to delete your account on their website. Instead, you’ll have to contact their customer service and ask them to do it for you. Here’s how:
If you chose the E-mail option, a new window will open. Enter the reason why you want to close your account and send the message. An associate will get back to you within 12 hours with detailed instructions on how to close your account.
If you chose the Phone option, a new page will open. Enter your phone number and wait for the call. When the customer representative contacts you, simply follow their instructions.
If you chose the Chat option, a new window will open. Enter the reason why you want to chat to an associate. The associate will then send you an e-mail with detailed instructions on how to close your account. Read the e-mail carefully and click the link in the e-mail to confirm the deletion.
There are plenty of services connected to your Amazon account that will no longer work after deletion. You'll also lose access to a lot of digital content.
Before you can delete your account for good, Amazon’s customer service team will send you an email with a detailed rundown of what will happen. Before that, however, it’s a good idea to check if there are any preparations you need to make. By deleting your account:
Keep in mind that if you have Amazon Web services or Kindle Direct Publishing accounts, you will have to contact their customer service teams separately to delete them.
Voilá — you have now deleted your Amazon account!
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