How To Create An Amazon Account Without A Phone Number: Steps Required, Where It Is Applicable & How To Remove Your Phone Number

As big as Amazon is in the e-commerce world, you cannot shop on it without an account. While account creation is simple and free, some customers dislike disclosing their phone numbers during registration. 

To accommodate such customers, Amazon provides an option that allows them to sign up with their email address. However, this method will deprive you of some features and not work for all account types. 

Let’s dive into the steps you need to take to create an Amazon account without a phone number, how you can add a phone number later, and the type of Amazon account you cannot create without a phone number. You will also discover how to remove a phone number at any time.

How to Create an Amazon Account Without a Phone Number 

The only way to create an Amazon account without a phone number is with your email address. Here are the 8 steps you need to take: 

  1. Log in to your Amazon account via the web or app. 
  2. Select “Account & Lists” at the top-right corner of the welcome page. 
  3. Click on “Create Your Amazon Account” under the sign-in box. 
  4. Enter the required information in each field. For context, you will be required to enter your name, phone number/email address, and password. 
  5. Enter your email address instead of your phone number since you do not want to disclose your phone number. 
  6. Tap the “Create Your Amazon Account” under the registration page. 
  7. Amazon will send you a verification email. 
  8. Click on the verification link in the email to confirm your account and you have successfully created an Amazon account without your phone number. 

With this method, you can start to shop for products and services on Amazon the same way a customer who created an account with their phone number would. 

However, there is a big chance you will need to add your phone number later. This is primarily for delivery purposes, and it can be done discreetly. 

Can You Create a Business or Seller Amazon Account Without a Phone Number? 

Without a phone number, you cannot create a business or seller Amazon account. This means all the steps highlighted in the previous section only apply to a buyer account. 

Amazon made it compulsory for agencies to provide and authenticate their phone number while creating an account to ensure security and trustworthiness. However, you can hide your phone number from the public. 

Other information or documents you will need include your legal name, address, tax information, and bank account. For context, here is how to create a seller account on Amazon:

  1. Go to
  2. Select “Selling on Amazon” or “Business Solutions” depending on the type of account you want to create. 
  3. Click on “Create Your Account Now“ or “Register Now” at the bottom of the page 
  4. Enter your name, email address, phone number, and password in the appropriate fields. 
  5. Click on “Create Your Account” after filling out all the fields correctly. 
  6. Amazon will call or text you a verification code 
  7. Enter this code into the verification box and follow the prompt to complete your account setup. 

Can You Create 2 Amazon Accounts with the Same Email or Phone Number?


You cannot create 2 Amazon buyer or seller accounts with the same email address or phone number. However, Amazon allows for the creation of multiple business accounts if you have a legitimate reason for such an action. 

Creating two business accounts on Amazon will require 2 different phone numbers. It is also not illegal for customers or buyers to create multiple accounts as long as they use unique details. 

Alternatively, you can share Amazon benefits with others who own or do not own an Amazon account via Amazon Household. However, you need to be an Amazon Prime member to be eligible for this service. 

How to Remove Your Amazon Phone Number?

Aside from making your phone number only visible to delivery staff, you can remove it entirely from Amazon. Here is how to do it: 

  1. Open the Amazon website or app. 
  2. Sign in to your account. 
  3. Select “Your Account” near your profile icon. 
  4. Click on “Login and Security”
  5. Navigate to the field with your phone number and delete it. 

Please note that this action will prompt Amazon to send you a message whenever there is a new delivery. 


Can you use a virtual number as your phone number when buying things from Amazon?

You can use a virtual number if you are uncomfortable about disclosing your phone number. This virtual number will be on your package and is the number the delivery personnel will call when they arrive at your residence. 

When will your number expire?

Your phone number will not expire if it is in use or has an active subscription. For subscription-based phone numbers, choosing an annual plan is usually the best. 

What should you do if your verification code doesn’t work?

Contact the Amazon support team for assistance.


Creating an Amazon buyer account without a phone number is possible. You only need to replace your phone number with an active email address. However, Amazon and their delivery driver will require you to provide a phone number when it is time for delivery. 

Alternatively, you can provide a virtual number if you do not wish to disclose your phone number. Creating a business or seller account is not possible without a phone number. 

In this case, it is advisable to use your phone number linked to other relevant information or documents that may be required for registration. Lastly, you can remove your phone anytime for both account types. 

I hope you found this guide helpful. For further reading, please see how to find archived orders on Amazon. 

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