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.

Company Commission Certificate
Delivery Fee
Total Fee* Account
Framing &
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 $100a $108 Yes No No
eTrade(4/2013) $10 $500a $510 Yes No No
GiveAshare Combined $39* No Yes Yes


Company Price
Michaels $62
Aaron Brothers $63
GiveAshare $43

Have you checked out custom framing prices lately?
Remember, at GiveAshare you get 1) a custom mat specifically cut to fit odd-sized stock certificates and 2) you get a personalized engraved plaque.


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  • Data is based on brokers published fee schedules.
  • Schwab, Scottrade, Fidelity, eTrade commissions do not include handling fees, inactivity fees, or maintenance fees.
  • eTrade's stated fee is $75 but they add the $500 DTC fee after the fact and Fidelity likely does the same.
  • Our fee is normally $39 but can be higher in certain cases such as 1) custom orders 2) stocks where transfer agent charges an additional fee, and 3) where price adjustment is required to comply with the SEC requirements.  All adjustments and fees are reflected in the price you see on our website so there are no hidden fees.