You can buy just about anything on Amazon, which means most of us spend a lot of money on the site. If you’ve ever wondered how much you’ve spent since opening your account, this video from Business Insider will show you how to find out.
Amazon lets you review your spending over time, and the option goes all the way back to the first year you opened your account. While you can’t see the totals straight from your account, you can download a report and, with a little spreadsheet magic, see your grand total over the years. Business Insider walks you through the process in the video, but it basically boils down to this:
- From your account, head to “Download Order Reports” under your order history.
- Select your start date as January 1st of the year you opened the account (the farthest the calendar will go back).
- Download the report, then import it into a spreadsheet.
- Under your last transaction, use the SUM function, then choose the entire column and press enter.
It’s mostly for laughs and giggles, but it also sheds some light on how much spending adds up over time. In general, the tool is an easy way to get reports on your purchases, which can be useful if you need to track expenses. Give it a try for yourself by checking out the link below.
Here’s how to see how much you’ve spent on Amazon in your lifetime | Business Insider
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