Here’s how much money you’ve spanked on Amazon purchases

We all love Amazon, even if we pretend to hate it for its tax indiscretions and the way it treats its workers. You just can’t beat a bargain, and Amazon certainly has a lot of those.

Here’s how much money you’ve spanked on Amazon purchases

The trouble is, sometimes it has a few too many bargains, leaving your bank account lighter and you with a lot more tat in your life.

But what if I told you there was an easy way to find out just how much you’ve spent on Amazon? Currently available only on, this feature is incredibly simple to use. It only takes a few minutes to discover that you’ve either a) spent far less than you could have possibly imagined or – most likely – b) spent so much money you could have put in a down payment on a small house.

Here’s how to find out how much you’ve spent at

The video, which comes from Business Insider, guides you through the straightforward process. For those who don’t want to watch the video, here’s how you do it:

  1. Log in to your account and head to “Your Account”.

  2. Under “Order History” select “Download Order Reports”.

  3. Set the start date to 1 January of the year you opened your Amazon account (hint: it’s the earliest year you can select).

  4. Open the file in Google Sheets, Excel or your preferred spreadsheet programme.

  5. In the last cell under all your transactions (Purchase Price column) type “=SUM”.

  6. Select all transactions from the column and then press Enter.

  7. Voilà – that’s how much money you’ve blown on Amazon purchases.

UK users don’t currently have this feature, presumably because Amazon doesn’t want its British customers knowing how much money they’ve put into the company. I jest – it’s more likely Amazon is trialling the feature in the US before it rolls it out to other territories across the globe.

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