A few years ago my family only used Amazon to purchase books and electronics, but over the past year and a half, the company has made its way into our daily lives and now we order everything we can through it. It’s so convenient and easy to just pull up what we need and click order, versus spending the time driving to different local stores and then either not finding what we need or having to wait forever for an employee to show us where the product is. It’s so much easier to search, look for it as a prime item, and then have it appear two days later.

One thing you might not realize is a nice feature Amazon offers is the ability to download your entire order history which makes it easy to see exactly how much you are spending. To create this report follow these steps:

  • Click your “Account & Lists” from the top navigation
  • Next in the “Ordering and shopping preferences” box look for “Download order reports
  • From here you can create your own report to download and see how much you’ve spent.

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Just note that I wasn’t able to export from the beginning of time. It would always fail, but doing 12 to 15-month ranges seemed to work. YMMV.