When you need to shop online, one of the first sites may cross your mind, maybe Amazon. But, despite how great Amazon is for online shopping, it could lack the services you need and motivate you to close your account.
You can bet that Amazon is sad to see you go. But you never know, something in the future could make you start using the online shopping site again. Until then, bye-bye Amazon. Keep in mind that closing your account is permanent, and you can’t recover it. What should you consider before closing it?
What to Consider Before Closing Your Amazon Account
Before you go ahead and erase for good your Amazon account, there are some things you should keep in mind. If, after reading them, you’re still sure that you want to close your Amazon account, you’re fully aware of everything you won’t have access to anymore.
For example, by closing your Amazon account, you won’t have access to any other stores that are owned by Amazon, which includes internationally owned stores such as Amazon for the UK and Audible.
All your orders will be canceled, You won’t have access to your Amazon Payments account, and you’ll lose all Amazon gift card balance. Other things you won’t have access to include:
- Digital Content
- You can’t return/exchange purchased items.
- You can’t redownload music, videos, eBooks, games, etc.
- Purchase history, reviews, pictures are no longer available.
- Access to other sites where you use your Amazon login info
- Any remaining funds that you may have on a gift card or promotional credit balance
- You’ll lose access to content you have on Amazon Drive, Amazon Music, or Amazon Photos (make sure to download any content you want to save)
Closing Your Amazon Account for Good
Amazon advises it’s soon to be ex-customers to contact them to close their accounts. This way is the easiest one, and you can have Amazon contact you by email, phone, or chat. It’s best to close your account by email or chat since you can have transcripts just in case something goes wrong with the process. Remember that if you ever want to go back to Amazon, you’ll need to create a new account. You can’t recover your old one.
Before you close your Amazon account, think about the pros and cons of doing it. After giving it some thought, you can go ahead and give Amazon a second chance or close your account for good. How sure are you that you want to close your account?