What happens when your Amazon account is closed?

Answered by Frank Schwing

When you choose to close your Amazon account permanently, there are several things that will happen. It’s important to be aware of these consequences before making the decision.

1. Loss of Access to Products and Services: Once your account is closed, you will no longer have access to any products or services associated with your account. This includes access to your customer profile, which means your reviews, discussion posts, and any other contributions you have made to the Amazon community will no longer be accessible.

2. Returns and Refunds: Any pending or future returns and refunds for orders made through your closed account may not be processed. It is crucial to resolve any outstanding issues or initiate returns before closing your account to ensure you receive any applicable refunds.

3. Amazon Web Services (AWS) Account: If you have an AWS account linked to your Amazon account, closing your Amazon account will also result in the closure of your AWS account. This means you will lose access to any resources, data, or services associated with your AWS account. It’s important to back up or transfer any necessary data before closing your account if you have an AWS account.

4. Loss of Digital Content: If you have purchased or downloaded digital content such as Kindle books, music, movies, or apps, closing your account means you will lose access to these items. It is advisable to consider backing up or downloading any digital content before closing your account to ensure you can still enjoy them in the future.

5. Payment Methods and Subscriptions: Closing your Amazon account will result in the removal of all payment methods associated with your account. Any active subscriptions, such as Amazon Prime or Subscribe & Save, will also be canceled, and you may not be eligible for refunds for any unused portions of these subscriptions.

It’s essential to note that closing your Amazon account is a permanent action, and the above consequences cannot be reversed. Before closing your account, take the time to review any outstanding orders, resolve any issues, and ensure you have backed up or downloaded any important data or digital content.

I hope this detailed explanation helps you understand what happens when you close your Amazon account. Remember to consider all the implications before taking this step.