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An Order ID is the number system that Amazon uses exclusively to keep track of orders. Each order receives its own Order ID that will not be duplicated. This number can be useful to the seller when attempting to find out certain details about an order such as shipment date or status.
The Order ID is also used to ensure confidentiality by using this as an identifying agent instead of a buyer’s real name. Finally, this number creates a more efficient service, as cross-referencing with a unique number is infinitely more reliable and secure than using other forms of identification, especially when that information is being transferred through electronic means such as email messages.
Information in the Order ID
The Order ID is a convenient way to filter orders quickly and efficiently. When the seller clicks on this number, which is easily located on the Orders Details list of every order that is placed, the relevant information for that single order will appear. Information that the seller will find includes the date that the order was placed, shipping status and other shipping information, product details, and all payment data that has been recorded.
This short report will also give the status of the order, the specific Merchant Order ID if applicable, seller memos that were created for that order, and the fulfillment channel through which the items were purchased. These order detail pages can be generated for both Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) orders and non-Amazon fulfilled orders equally.
Note: Special Order Reports are generated for Pro Merchant accounts only. For standard Seller Accounts, this tool is not available.
Using the Order ID During Transactions
The Order ID can prove useful for running a number of functions such as canceling an order mid-progress or printing a report quickly. To use this feature to cancel an order, the seller should click on the Order ID that is provided for that specific order and then press Cancel Order and select the reason for cancellation.
To find a specific order, the seller can also search by Order ID. This is the most efficient way of finding the information he is looking for, since there is only one order associated with that specific Order ID.