Disable Amazon order notifications from Alexa

Nothing is more disappointing than your favorite voice assistant ruining your surprise birthday or Christmas present from a loved one.


To stop Amazon Alexa, you can simply disable order notifications. We’ll show you how to turn off Alexa order notifications in the Alexa app and Amazon website.


Turn off order notifications in the Alexa app

Order notifications appear visibly on your Echo as a yellow light ring. You can hear the notification by saying, “Alexa, what’s my notification?”. Seen different colors of light rings and confused by their meaning? Check out our article on what the light ring colors on your Echo mean.

If you want to disable Alexa order notifications, the easiest way is within the Alexa app (available for iOS and android). To get started, open the Alexa app and tap Morethen Settings. Select notifications and then Amazon shopping. Here you can customize your notification settings as you see fit.

If you don’t mind Alexa notifying you, but don’t want other household members to know what you’ve ordered or returned, you can Say or show item titlesturn off For items in delivery updates and For items in return updates. You can also disable titles for items marked as gifts here, which can be a good idea around the holidays.

To turn off notifications completely, scroll down to Delivery Notifications and turn off Out for delivery and Delivered. You also want to turn off Returns and Order updates just below this section.

You can also disable it if you want Offer recommendations and Reorder recommendations below, preventing Alexa from suggesting items for you to purchase. Finally, tap the arrow back to save your preferences.

If you want to learn how to use Alexa for shopping, check out our article on setting up and using Alexa Voice Shopping.

Disable order notifications on the Amazon website

If you don’t have access to the Alexa app, you can use the Alexa web app and follow the instructions above to disable Alexa order notifications. However, you can also use the Amazon website if you want.

First login with your Amazon account and hover over it Account and Lists in the top right corner and select your account. below Email Alerts, Messages, Ads and CookiesTo elect Alexa Store Notifications. Here you will see the same options as above.

below Say or show item titlesturn off the … switches next For items in delivery updates, For items in return updatesand Items in your shopping cart are sold as a gift.

Then disable each switch below Delivery Notifications, Returnsand Order updates. You can also disable Offer recommendations and Reorder recommendations If you want.

When you’re done, scroll up and press your account or the Amazon logo in the top left corner to save your choices.

Stay in control of your Alexa notifications

The Amazon Echo is an incredible device that can make everyday life, including shopping, easier. But by innocently trying to make your life easier, Alexa’s notifications can have unintended consequences.

Make sure to turn off these notifications the next time you order a gift from Amazon.

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