How to Hide Your Address on Your Amazon Wish List (Knowledge!)
If you have a lot of stuff you want to buy on Amazon, making a wish list can be handy. Wish Lists make it easy for friends, family, and even complete strangers to buy the specific items you want from Amazon. However, if you’re concerned about random strangers knowing your address, this can create privacy concerns.
Read on for instructions on how Amazon wishlists work and how to keep your address private when setting up your wishlists on Amazon.
How to Hide Your Address on Amazon Wish List
Anyone who visits your Amazon wishlist usually won’t see your address. However, Amazon may share your address with third-party sellers, who may then forward your address to customers who purchase items for you.
To prevent privacy issues, it’s important to make sure that only you and people you trust can see your wishlist. To do so, just follow these simple steps:
- Log in to your Amazon account
- Hover over “Accounts & Lists” in the upper right corner
- Click on your wish list under the “Your List” section on the left side of the menu
- On your wishlist, hover over the “More” button on the right side of the page
- Click on “Manage Lists”
- On the menu that pops up, scroll down to the drop-down menu labeled “Lists For”
- Select the “You” option in the “List is For” drop-down list.
This will make the list visible only to you. You can still share the list directly with people you know to avoid accidentally sharing your address with random strangers.
How Does Amazon Wish List Work?
Amazon Wish List has a lot of different features and is highly customizable. You can create wish lists for weddings, baby showers, birthdays, or just to keep track of the items you want.
After adding items to your wishlist, others can view and buy items on your behalf, and ship them to you. If you’re concerned about strangers buying you stuff, you can make your list private (more on that later in this article).
There are also settings that allow Alexa to add items to your wishlist. If you don’t want Alexa to add items to your wishlist, you must disable this setting in your wishlist’s options screen.
While you can’t directly see who viewed your wishlist, you can see how many people viewed your page. People who buy gifts from your wishlist can choose to have their name displayed when purchasing.
If you make a list for your birthday, you can set your purchases to be kept private. That way, the surprise of receiving a gift isn’t spoiled by purchase notifications. However, Amazon will still notify you if you try to purchase an item that has already been purchased for you. This prevents you from buying items that have already been delivered to you.
You can have as many wish lists as you want. You can also create Amazon wish lists for other online retailers. This is helpful if you want items that you can only find on other retail sites like eBay.
Amazon Wish List also allows you to do a wedding or baby registry to keep track of gifts purchased for a wedding or baby shower. This is especially handy if you’re planning a big wedding and expect a lot of gifts from many different people. Guests will be able to easily log in and register gifts for your wedding.
Amazon Prime members also sometimes get discounts by using the Amazon Wedding Registry. This includes shipping discounts for guests who purchase gifts through your registry.
With wedding and baby registrations, Amazon also has a “gift advisor” that can recommend great gifts to your guests. It is important to ensure that you fill out all the information accurately so that the gift advisor can recommend a good gift. You can also integrate registries you have created elsewhere to integrate them into your Amazon registry.
If you’re concerned about adding expensive items to your list, Amazon has a handy “group gift” option that allows guests to buy gifts together to split the cost. This is handy if you need a lot of expensive appliances or other items after a wedding or baby shower.
Does Amazon Wish List Show Your Address?
Fortunately, Amazon takes customer privacy very seriously. Customers who shop using your wishlist will never be able to see your full address.
This is very sensible, because if some random stranger could log in and scroll through people’s private addresses, it would be a very serious privacy issue. However, this doesn’t mean your address is 100% private on Amazon.
Obviously, Amazon itself stores your shipping address. In addition to that, Amazon shares your address with third-party sellers when people buy items on your wish list from those sellers. In some cases, your address ends up being shared with customers as well.
If you want to prevent this from happening, you can make your wishlist private. That way, only you and the people you share the list with directly can see it. The next section describes the step-by-step procedure for doing this.
Remember, if you set your wishlist to private, you must share your list directly with your friends or family.
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Amazon Wish List makes it easy to list things you want to buy. It’s the perfect way to let people know what you want so they can buy it for you. They’re highly customizable and private, so you usually don’t have to worry about Amazon revealing your name or address.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to fire in the comments section.