Machinesells - Online B2B Machine-Trading Platform

Project Overview:

Machinesells is a revolutionary digital marketplace that aims to streamline the process of buying, selling, and renting machines across multiple industries nationwide. The project's main objective is to provide a user-friendly and efficient platform where businesses can connect and transact seamlessly, making the process of acquiring machinery easier and more convenient.

Role as a Developer:

As a developer, my role involved collaborating with the project team to design and implement various features of the platform. I actively contributed to the development process, utilizing technologies such as CodeIgniter 3, PHP 5.6, MySQL, HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap, JS, jQuery, Ajax, and Sublime Text. I worked on front-end and back-end tasks, ensuring a smooth and responsive user experience while maintaining the security and integrity of the system.

Project Plan:

The project followed an iterative development approach, with several phases including requirements gathering, design, development, testing, and deployment. The team prioritized key features based on their significance and feasibility, ensuring timely delivery and efficient resource utilization.

Key Features Implemented:

The website incorporated essential features such as:

  • Ad Placement: Users can easily create and manage machine listings, providing detailed information about the machines they want to buy, sell, or rent. The platform allows for the inclusion of images, specifications, and pricing details.

  • Live Chat: A real-time chat functionality facilitates instant communication between buyers and sellers, enabling negotiation, clarification, and quick decision-making.

  • Machine Search with Filters: Users can search for specific machines based on their industry, type, brand, location, and other relevant filters. This feature streamlines the search process, helping businesses find the machines they need more efficiently.

  • Ratings: The platform incorporates a rating system, allowing buyers and sellers to provide feedback and rate their experiences with each other. This feature enhances transparency and builds trust among users.

  • Intuitive Admin Panel: An easy-to-use admin panel enables platform administrators to manage listings, user accounts, reported issues, and overall platform performance efficiently.

  • Robust Back-End System: Created a comprehensive back-end system that efficiently processed orders, managed website content. The system ensured smooth operations and effective management of customer orders.


The online B2B machine-trading platform successfully launched, providing a centralized hub for businesses to buy, sell, and rent machines across multiple industries. The platform's user-friendly interface, robust features, and secure trading environment attracted a growing number of verified buyers and sellers, fostering a thriving marketplace.

Technologies Used:

  • PHP: We utilized PHP as the primary programming language for the website's backend development. PHP allowed us to handle server-side functionalities such as user authentication, product management, order processing, and database integration.

  • CodeIgniter4: A powerful PHP framework, was employed to expedite the development process and ensure code maintainability. The framework offered a robust set of libraries, helpers, and components that aided in creating a scalable and efficient platform.

  • Navicat Premium: A leading database management tool, was utilized to streamline database administration. It allowed for easy schema design, data manipulation, and query optimization, ensuring efficient data storage and retrieval.

  • HTML5, CSS3, JS: We utilized HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript to design and develop the website's frontend. HTML5 provided a semantic structure to the web pages, CSS3 enabled us to style the website with customized layouts, colors, and fonts, while JavaScript enhanced interactivity and user experience.

  • Visual Studio Code: Visual Studio Code served as the IDE for the project. Its extensive features and extensions simplified code editing, debugging, and collaboration among the development team, boosting productivity throughout the development lifecycle.