Shopping Locally Makes A Difference

This concept started with San Diego moving back into the highly restrictive Purple Tier.  Heading into the holiday season, this level of restriction would be detrimental to many local makers and home based businesses who rely on local craft fairs, and markets as their primary source of income.

Running a custom gift boutique from her home, Phyllis already had the concept of “porch pick ups” down – clients would order gifts, she would make them, and set them outside on her porch for a contactless pick up.  

Seeing how miserable it was at the mall, where only 2-10 people were allowed into each store – with plenty of people in line 6 feet apart in the cold, Phyllis knew that there had to be a better way to shop.  She came up with the idea of “Shop My Porch” where there is a focus on a hyperlocal economy – bringing makers together and letting neighbors and local community members shop their porches.  

The best part is that we ALL benefit from a strong economy fueled by successful locally owned businesses.





“We knew we had a great product, but we didn’t know how to take the business to the next level so that we could see real success. The comprehensive Dynamic Growth program offered by Haven worked with us every step of the way so we could grow our company without sacrificing our company spirit. We just made Fortune 500!”

-Greg White


“Our production had been ramped up to full time, but the profits just weren’t there. We didn’t know what we were doing wrong. Haven Consulting showed us an amazing number of areas where we could cut our overhead, from more efficient parts layout and energy-efficient lighting to recycling waste and more effective work flow.”

-Carl Griffith

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    Arbonne-holistic health care products

    13548 Longfellow Lane,
    San Diego,
    California, United States (US)


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    Rancho Bernardo,
    California, United States (US)


  • Amy Bettinger Designs

    5.00 out of 5

    Oak Knoll,
    California, United States (US)


  • Stitch & Skein

    California, United States (US)

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    4 of Dimonds Sewing

    California, United States (US)


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    Scentsy wickless candles

    2210 terracewood lane,
    California, United States (US)


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    The Blooming Blossom

    13336 alpine dr,
    California, United States (US)


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    Bup Bandana

    California, United States (US)


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    Big Al’s Best

    15686 Summer Sage Rd,
    California, United States (US)


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    Masks by Emma

    12480 Via Cabezon,
    San Diego,
    California, United States (US)



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Setting Up Your Profile Page on Shop My Porch

Welcome! You’re at the right place – you need to set up your profile page on Shop My Porch and I’m here to talk you through it.
Make sure you’re on a desktop computer – it doesn’t work on the phone yet. Click on the upper right that says “Vendor Sign Up”

On the dashboard – click STORE – follow instructions on uploading banner and profile picture

ADD PRODUCTS – the better your title description, the better you’ll be found when people are searching for your products. It’s a VERY robust and smart engine (Please use small photos – SIZED TO 400 X 400 PIXELS)

SCROLL DOWN: Click on/off the store opening/closing button – this turns your listing ON.
Add your address to the section ABOVE the map. This tells us where to locate you.
Take the RED PIN and drop it on the map where you want to be found.
Congratulations! You’re done and your listing should be live. If it’s not – drop a comment here and I’ll try to help you out. 🙂

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Welcome to Shop My Porch

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Shop My Porch | Connects neighborhoods and helps small businesses
Shop My Porch was created by a local woman to help save small businesses hurting during the pandemic.

SAN DIEGO — From the looks of it, this is a festive Rancho Penasquitos front porch, but look closer and you’ll see everything is for sale (excluding the furniture and trees).

“I specialized in pandemic ornaments,” said Phyllis Cheung, the founder of ShopMyPorch.com.

She is a San Diego maker, she makes custom gifts and specializes in wood work.

“There’s toilet paper roll with a list of everything that went wrong this year,” said Cheung.

Many local makers rely on craft fairs and markets to help them earn their primary source of income, but closures and restrictions have killed too many of these small businesses.

“Without holiday fairs their income was down to zero,” said Cheung.

“Everyone has overhead. Everyone has to buy product in order to make product,” added Cheung.

To survive the restrictive purple tier, Cheung came up with a “shop my porch” concept.

“I started out on weekend with my porch is open if you want to shop. One person at a time, wear a mask. It is safe. And so I sold out of 1,000 that weekend,” said Cheung.