Nice write up and case study of how Machinio came to be. Machinio is a site where you can “Search millions of used machinery listings in minutes on the largest machinery website. Find tractors, excavators, cranes, forklifts, lathes, presses and trucks on Machinio.”
From the article:
Creating a single catalog would eliminate the need to comb through thousands of offers on different websites in search of the right option. So, Dan and Dmitriy developed one, using tools to extract data from websites and applications to parse the information. Machinio is an eCommerce search engine that automatically collects and organizes data from different listings into one place, where the seller and the buyer can discuss the details of the transaction.
An example where searchers are looking to spend money, and sellers are wanting to be found. Search engines where sellers pay