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How To Turn Of Alexa Shipping Notifications

How To Turn Of Alexa Shipping Notifications

If you are like me and do a lot of shopping on Amazon that can cause a problem sometimes. Especially if you took advantage of the second Prime Day, Early Prime, Prime 2.0 or whatever that money grab was last week. Normally, around the holidays Amazon stops saying what is being delivered with Alexa notifications but if you plan ahead with your holiday, or birthday, shopping then Amazon can completely ruin your surprise. It has happened to me with my very curious son. He can’t wait to clear that yellow Alexa notification when he sees it. Luckily, he is still pretty gullible so I can brush off when he is alerted to a gift being delivered. I brush it off as something I am reselling or say it is a gift for my nephew etc. This year I decided to stop all of that noise and finally gift block Amazon. Here is how to turn off Alexa shipping notifications so Amazon doesn’t ruin your gifting surprises.

Turn Of Amazon Alexa Delivery Notifications

It is a pretty simple process, and I am annoyed I didn’t take the 2 minutes to fix it years ago. I’ll go through the step by step process and then show you a quick video of me doing it.

Open Up Your Alexa App

You need to do all of this through your Alexa app so the first thing you need to do is get out your phone and open the app.

Select More In The App

Next you need to select the More option in the lower right corner of your app.

Select Settings

After you open up the More section you need to hit the Settings option.


Scroll down to the middle of the Settings section and select Notifications.

Amazon Shopping

Once inside Notifications you want to select Amazon Shopping

Delivery Notifications

One section from the top is labeled Delivery Notifications. Here you can toggle your Alexa notifications when a package is out for delivery or delivered.

Here is a video of the process for visual learners out there:

Amazon Delivery Notifications: Final Thoughts

Hopefully this comes in handy for some of you so that Amazon doesn’t ruin any of your holiday or birthday surprises. This step by step guide on how to turn off Alexa shipping notifications only takes a few seconds and could save you aggravation in spades down the line. This is all assuming you don’t want that yellow notification ring to give away all of your secrets. Hey, kids won’t be gullible forever … right?

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Mark Ostermann
Mark Ostermann
Mark Ostermann is a father, husband and miles/points fanatic. He left the corporate world after starting a family in order to be a stay at home dad. Mark is constantly looking at ways to save money and stay within budget while also taking awesome vacations with his family. When he isn't caring for his family or taking a weekend trip, Mark is working towards his goal of visiting every Major League Baseball ballpark.

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  1. This shows the difference between people with families or kids and being an Old like me. I don’t even have an Alexa anything! I started reading wondering what this was even about and it is a thing I did not know was a thing.

    Good write up though and I can see where for people that don’t live alone, this is great! I just had to laugh at how out of the loop I am on some stuff, I guess!

    Now to go chase them kids of my lawn! Haha!

    • Haha yup. I figured people would either 100% get this or would be like this doesn’t help me in any way 🙂


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