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Published on March 4th, 2024 | by Sandy Writtenhouse

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How to Set or Change Your Default Address on Amazon

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You can save multiple addresses in your Amazon account for sending purchases to other locations. This lets you do things like send gifts directly to friends or household items to family members. 

When you buy something for yourself, you can make the checkout process smoother by setting your own address as the default. We’ll show you how to set or change the default shipping address on Amazon, both on the web and in the mobile app.

Set or Change the Default Address on the Amazon Site

It takes only a minute to set or change your default shipping address on the Amazon website.

  1. Visit Amazon.com, sign in, and select Account in the Account & Lists drop-down menu at the top.
  2. Choose Your Addresses.
Your Addresses in your Amazon account
  1. You’ll then see all addresses saved to your account and can pick Add Address to save a new one.
  2. Select Set as Default for the address you want to use.
Set as Default for an address on Amazon

The next time you make a purchase, this shipping address will display automatically.

Change Your Address at Checkout

If you do want to send the item to a different address, you can change it easily when you check out.

  1. After you choose Proceed to checkout, select Change in the Shipping Address section at the top.
Change shipping address at checkout
  1. Pick the address from the list and choose Use this address.
  2. You can then continue the checkout process.
Use This Address during checkout

When you choose a different shipping address for a particular order, this doesn’t change your default address. So, the next time you make a purchase you’ll still see your chosen address as the default.

Set or Change the Default Address in the Amazon Mobile App

If you do most of your Amazon shopping on the mobile app, you can set or change your default address there just as easily as on the web.

  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on Android or iPhone and tap the profile tab at the bottom.
  2. Select Your Account near the top.
  3. Pick Your Addresses in the Account Settings section.
  4. Tap Set as Default for the address you want to use.
Set Default address in the Amazon mobile app

The next time buy and item, this shipping address automatically displays.

Change Your Address at Checkout

You can choose a different shipping address for an order if you like. 

  1. After you tap Proceed to Checkout, select Change delivery address in the section below your order total.
  2. Pick the address and tap Deliver to this address.
  3. Continue the checkout process as normal.
Change your shipping address during checkout in the Amazon mobile app

Like on the web, picking a different shipping address for a certain order, this doesn’t change your chosen default address. 

While saving multiple addresses to your Amazon account is helpful when delivering items elsewhere, it’s also good to keep your home or office address at your fingertips for regularly purchased items. 

Now that you know how to set your default address, take a look at how to archive orders on Amazon for a clean purchase history.

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has a BS in Information Technology and worked for many years in the IT industry as a Project Manager, Department Manager, and PMO Lead. She then decided to follow her dream and now writes about technology full-time.



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