Price Comparison

We specialize in one share stock gifts! 

As of 2009, stock brokers pass along the $500 certificate delivery fee imposed by the DTC.    The fee is part of an industry wide effort to move away from paper stock certificates  and encourage electronic ownership in order to save money.   For now, GiveAshare.com can still get paper stock certificates because we work directly with transfer agents, but at some point all companies will stop issuing paper stock certificates.  See all the ways that we beat a broker.

The table below shows how our general pricing compares:

Company Commission Certificate
Delivery Fee
Total Fee* Account
Framing &
Debit or
Credit Cards?
Schwab (7/2012) $13 $500 $513 Yes No No
Scottrade (7/2012) $7 can't get paper $n/a Yes No No
Fidelity(7/2012) $8 $100+a $108 Yes No No
eTrade(4/2013) $10 $500a $510 Yes No No
GiveAshare.com Combined $39* No Yes Yes

a) eTrade's stated fee is $75 but they will then add the $500 DTCC fee after the fact and Fidelity likely does the same. Also note that above pricing is general - in some cases price adjustments are needed due to transfer agent fees or to comply with SEC requirements.  See how we price.


Company Price
Michaels $52
Aaron Brothers $53
GiveAshare.com $33

Have you checked out custom framing prices lately?
Their costs are much higher and don't include a personalized engraved plaque. For you do-it-yourselfers, consider these two things: 1) most stock certificates come in an odd shape (8" x 12") so a standard mat does not work (custom mats can be expensive), and 2) the engraved plaque really adds to the personalization.


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  • Data is based on brokers published fee schedules and is rounded.
  • Schwab, Scottrade, Fidelity, eTrade commissions do not include handling fees, inactivity fees, or maintenance fees.
  • Our 'Giftize™' fee is normally $39 but can be higher in certain cases such as 1) custom orders 2) where transfer agents charge additional fees such as with iRobot, and Smith & Wesson, Coach, Activision/Blizzard,  and Disney and 3) where the price must be adjusted to comply with the SEC requirements (the SEC requires that our price be 2x the market price of the stock) - this normally pertains to cardboard frame orders where the underlying stock price is greater than $45 - More Info....  All adjustments and fees are reflected in the price you see on our website so there are no hidden fees.
  • Effort was made to select wood frames of comparable style and quality.
  • Mat pricing is for black-core mats.