How to Print Receipts for Online Purchases

By Editorial Team

Updated July 21, 2017

Buying items online is convenient, but online purchases don't come with a paper receipt. To save receipts for your files, you need to print your online receipts. Printing receipts for online purchases is simple and quick to do regardless of what you bought or where you bought it.

Decide how you want to print the receipt. You have several options: print the online receipt from the website, print the receipt that is emailed to the email address you gave when you completed your purchase or print the receipt using a PDF printer to save a copy to your computer. Printing the emailed version may give you more information because the vendor often includes an order confirmation number in the email.

Check your email for confirmation of your purchase and an electronic copy of your receipt.

Copy the email text or order confirmation page text and paste it into a word processing document. Use the Ctrl+C shortcut to copy text and Ctrl+V to paste the text into a document.

Save the newly created document and print a hard copy. If you need to make a return, you now have a copy of your receipt for reference. Print the receipt to a PDF format if your computer has an installed PDF printer.


Printing online receipts can also be useful if you order work- or medical-related items because you can print them when you file your taxes to determine qualifying deductions.