I wrote about my frustrations with Zecco during the signup process, so to be fair I wanted to give a quick update on how things are going now. My account got approved, the wire transfer worked, and I now own stock. It’s really easy. I had to consult other sites for definitions of basic terms (a glossary with links to it throughout the interface would be nice), but the service is very usable, even for a beginner.
I haven’t sold anything yet (I’m looking for long term gains), but after the close today I’m up 5.47%.